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Chris Hemsworth: No more chicken and broccoli!

Published 03/05/2015

Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth will be happy if he never sees another serving of chicken with broccoli.

The actor is currently promoting the superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron, for which he had to bulk up to portray the muscly Thor.

Although it gets the fans very excited, the 31-year-old could do without the intense fitness and diet regime.

"It's the accordion effect which is the worst part. First I had to gain 20 pounds of muscle mass for Thor and then I had to lose all that and then lose another 20 pounds to play my character In the Heart of the Sea," he sighed to the British edition of OK! magazine.

"After all that dieting, if I see one more serving of chicken breast with biologically grown broccoli, I swear that I'm going to take Thor's hammer to the plate."

Chris hits the weights whenever he has to portray Thor on screen but loses it all once filming has wrapped, as being bulky isn't his personal preference.

He's previously addressed how different he is to the fictional character, who places great importance on his superhuman strength.

"No, it's strictly weight lifting and bodybuilding. When I'm not doing that character, I want to get lean again as quickly as possible, because carrying that weight is exhausting. And none of my clothes fit," Chris laughed to People magazine.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is in cinemas now and also stars Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner.

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