Love and Blunder: Chris Hemsworth’s Stunt Double Can’t Keep Up With Thor’s Muscle Building Regimen

It isn’t easy to bulk up, but for some entertainers, it’s their job. And yet, one body double is having trouble gaining weight at the speed of his supersized doppelganger.

His name is Bobby Holland Hanton, and he’s Chris Hemsworth‘s body double. The duo is working together on Thor: Love and Thunder, which is currently shooting in Australia. Hemsworth has transformed himself into “the biggest Thor he’s ever been” for the upcoming Marvel movie, but it’s been hard work for both men.

 

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“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. I text him, I’m like, ‘Thanks very much dude, this is going to be even harder this time!”‘ Hanton recently told Australian morning radio show Fitzy & Wippa.

Hanton is reportedly eating seven meals a day to stay swole – and it’s killing his appetite. “Every two hours we’re eating. It’s become a chore. I don’t enjoy eating at all every two hours,” he said.

And we haven’t even mentioned what must be an insane weight-lifting regimen. But Hemsworth seems to be coping just fine, unlike his body double.

“I find carrying around the extra weight is difficult and hard to maintain on the ligaments,” Hanton said. (Does this guy complain a ton or…?) As for Hemsworth? “But he’s all good. Look at him, he’s a man mountain.”

Hanton is an experienced body double. In addition to Hemsworth, whom he started working with in 2013 for Thor: The Dark World, he’s stepped in for actors like Henry Cavill, Ryan Reynolds, Channing Tatum and Jake Gyllenhaal and his filmography includes Mission Impossible: Fallout, Quantum of Solace, and Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.

Honestly, getting paid to work out and eat a ton sounds like a nice problem to have. Then again, Hanton had to have back surgery after the 2020 flick Extraction, thanks to a one-shot fight scene that lasted 12 minutes. Hopefully the 33-year-old is making enough dough as a body double that he can retire early – and get fat and lazy like the rest of us.

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