Chris Hemsworth Campaigned To Keep “Fat Thor” From Getting Fit Again
By Hope Bidegainberry on May 30, 2019
One of the most interesting creative choices in “Avengers: Endgame” was to make Thor a fat, sloppy recluse. Chris Hemsworth even had a nickname for him: “Lebowski Thor”.
The original plan was for Thor to revert back to his buff self halfway through the movie, but Hemsworth wouldn’t have it, because he LIKED Lebowski Thor.
He says, quote, “It was so different than any other way I played the character. And then it took on a life of its own.” He also got a lot of attention walking around the set wearing a 90-pound fake stomach. Quote, “People just kept coming up and cuddling me like a big bear or rubbing my belly like I was pregnant. “Or trying to sit on my lap like I was Santa Claus. You get a lot of affection. I felt like an old man, an old grandpa, with a bunch of kids around.”