Sunday, April 18, 2021

Chris Hemsworth's stunt double struggles to keep up with his ‘man mountain’ bulk

Chris Hemsworth's stunt double struggles to keep up with his ‘man mountain’ bulk

Chris Hemsworth is filming “Thor: Love and Thunder” in Australia and his stunt double says it’s getting harder to keep up with the muscle Hemsworth’s putting on for the role. 

In an interview on Australian radio show “Fitzy & Wippa” on Monday, Bobby Holland Hanton, who’s been Hemsworth’s double in Thor movies since 2013, said that the two of them have been eating seven meals a day.

“Every two hours, we’re eating. It’s become a chore. I don’t enjoy eating at all every two hours,” he said.

Hanton said that Hemsworth’s nutrition and workout regimen is gruelling to match.

“Everyone is like, ‘Wow, look at the size and him,’ but I’m like yes, brilliant, now I have to put on that size as well,” said Hanton. “I text him, I’m like, ‘Thanks very much dude, this is going to be even harder this time!’”

Hanton told the radio hosts that he finds the extra weight hard to handle, but that Hemsworth doesn’t seem to mind. 

“I find carrying around the extra weight is difficult and hard to maintain on the ligaments,” Hanton said. “But he’s all good. Look at him, he’s a man mountain.”

Hanton is a U.K. native and has worked as a stunt double for other famous actors such as Henry Cavill and Channing Tatum.

His movie credits include “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” and “Quantum of Solace.”

Some of Hanton’s more dangerous and demanding stunts have led to injuries in the past. He said he had to have back surgery after his stunt double role as Hemsworth in the 2020 film “Extraction,” which featured a 12-minute-long continuous fight scene, according to CNN.

Hemsworth is bulking up not only for “Thor: Love and Thunder,” but also for an upcoming biopic about Hulk Hogan, whom Hemsworth will portray, to be released on Netflix, likely in 2022.

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