Chris Hemsworth Added 20 Pounds Of Muscle For 'Thor'

ThorFor Chris Hemsworth, getting big and buff enough to play the god of thunder in "Thor" wasn’t a simple task. It took strenuous weightlifting... and major overeating.

Speaking in the May issue of Men’s Health, Hemsworth said, "I feel as if I've been busy, but all I've been doing is eating all day. Eating when you're not hungry and taking in that amount of food is exhausting."

According to the actor, eating so much was an important factor in getting him to gain the necessary 20 pounds to look more Thor-like. He also lifted weights during this, something he hadn’t done before “Thor.”

"It was all pretty new to me,” he admitted.

But apparently overeating was more difficult for him than all the exercise.

He went on, "I ask myself, 'Why am I eating this chicken? For protein. Why am I eating this broccoli? For vitamins and fiber. Why am I eating this Ho Ho?' "

Yes, why is he eating that Ho Ho? Somehow, being told to sit around and eat all day doesn’t sound that bad.

“Thor” hits theaters May 6.

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