From the mighty Thor to a shipwreck victim at the mercy of the seas, Chris Hemsworth is but the latest in a long line of actors quickly gaining and then shedding large amounts of weight for roles.
The 30-year-old, currently starring in the Marvel flick "Thor: The Dark World," told host Jimmy Kimmel that filming for Ron Howard's drama "In the Heart of the Sea" is proving to be a big challenge physically.
"It's the true events that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick. A bunch of sailors on a whaling ship get struck by a whale, the ship sinks, and they jump onto some small rafts and drift for 90 days and, basically, begin to die and eat each other - a romantic comedy," he quipped. "And we have to get rather skinny. And we're on about 500-600 calories per day."
Hemsworth admits that he likes to cheat once a week with something like a pizza - but otherwise, his meals are meager.
"It ends up being a couple small salads, a couple pieces of protein, and that's about it, " he told Kimmel. "You go to bed hungry and then you have a fasting period of about 15 hours - and then you (once again) have little meals throughout the day."
"I lost the first 10 [pounds] in three weeks through a detox and then I lost the subsequent 15 in 14 days by doing food deprivation and exercise, which I don’t recommend," Hathaway said of her starved look in the film "Les Miserables."
Check out Hemsworth's interview on "Kimmel" below.
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