Fat Thor made Chris Hemsworth understand what it is like to be pregnant

Gregory Wakeman
Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Avengers: Endgame

Chris Hemsworth has opened up about being turned into Fat Thor for Avengers: Endgame, insisting that the experience of people repeatedly rubbing his belly made him understand how his wife felt when she was pregnant.

Hemsworth told Australia’s Daily Telegraph that the prosthetic suit weighed around 40kg, before explaining, “It’s a silicon sort of prosthetic suit with a zip at the back, and at any moment people would come up and rub my stomach. I know how my wife feels now when she was pregnant!”

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The Australian actor, who is married and has three children with actress Elsa Pataky, also broke down the additional details that helped to make his performance as the larger version of the Nordic God more realistic.

“I had weights in my wrist and my ankles to make me move differently. But I enjoyed the transformation and freedom to do whatever I wanted with the character.”

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 23: Kevin Feige, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner attend Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" Cast Place Their Hand Prints In Cement At TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX Forecourt held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 23, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

“Especially playing him again and again, you get locked in to certain expectations. That kind of broke the mould completely and allowed me to swing for the fences.”

Meanwhile, following the huge success of Endgame and the slightly underwhelming response to Men In Black: International, Hemsworth admitted that he plans on taking six months off work to be with his family.

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“There is something I may do in January but it’s not 100 per cent locked in,” the 35-year-old star teased. “But I like the unknown. There is so much I feel like over the past 10 years that I have known three or four years ahead what was planned.”

“It’s nice not to know what’s coming and be a little bit more experimental with my choices and see what’s next.”