Chris Hemsworth was intimidated by Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor

  • Chris Hemsworth recalled his reaction when he first saw Natalie Portman dressed as Mighty Thor.
  • Hemsworth said he was intimidated and said it was “a little stab in the ego, but I got over it quickly”.
  • The two actors are starring in the upcoming Marvel movie Thor: Love and Thunder.

Chris Hemsworth opened up about his experience seeing Thor: Love and Thunder co-star Natalie Portman’s transformation into Mighty Thor for the first time.

“Intimidating,” said Hemsworth diversity at the film’s Los Angeles premiere on Thursday. “A little stab in the ego, but I got over it quickly and was impressed by everything she had done, off screen. i’m such a fan

Hemsworth and Portman reprise their roles as Thor and Jane Foster, respectively, in the forthcoming fourth “Thor” film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

This time, Portman will wield the hammer as Mighty Thor, the superhero version of the comic book character.

Little is known about how she went from renowned astrophysicist to superhero, but Portman has spoken about the physical preparation that came with her return to the MCU.

In a recent interview with Variety, Portman said she was asked to “go as big as possible” for the film.

During a 2021 interview with Vanity Fair, she also opened up about how she developed a muscular physique for “Love and Thunder.”

“It was really fun,” she said. “I worked with a trainer, Naomi Pendergast, I think four months before filming and then of course during filming. We did a lot of strength training and a lot of protein shakes – heavyweight training that I’ve never done.”

She added: “Obviously, I’ve never really aimed to get big. It was very physical, so it was a lot of agility work and also strength work.”

Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder.

Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios


Hemsworth pushed himself even harder for Love and Thunder, though he said he wouldn’t take on this “brutal” fitness routine outside of his Marvel role.

“It’s now become a hobby and it allows me to live a full life playing and surfing with my kids,” he said of the training in a recent interview with Extra. “It was once a chore, and now it’s becoming an addiction. i love it, i love it I don’t necessarily like working out to get ‘Thor’ size – it’s brutal on my body and the amount of food and stuff like that.”

Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters on Friday, July 8th.

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