In an interview with USA TODAY, the 38-year-old superhero star revealed that packing on serious muscle for the Marvel sequel was largely the result of boredom. Yes, he's a gym rat, but when it's a wash, rinse, repeat cycle -- or, in his case, "train, eat, train, eat" -- bulging up to his biggest physique ever was inevitable. And, in the end, some loved it and some seemed unimpressed.
"My wife was like, 'Bleh, it's too much," he told the newspaper. "There are a lot of my male friends who are like, Yeah!' but a lot of female friends and family are like, 'Yuck.'"
As for the journey that led to his bulked-up frame, Hemsworth said the COVID lockdown contributed to him getting shredded while hunkering down Down Under with Elsa and their three children -- India, 10, and twins Sasha and Tristan, 8.
"It came from boredom, sitting in COVID lockdown was like a prison," he said. "It was train, eat, train, eat. Nothing else to do. Then I turned up for the film bigger than I've ever been."