'Thor' Stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton Tells How He Got Chris Hemsworthy Buff

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday March 9, 2023
Originally published on March 6, 2023

Bobby Holland Hanton
Bobby Holland Hanton   (Source:Instagram)

It's not easy being as hot as a Norse god, and Chris Hemsworth is living proof of that as his stuntman gives fans a glimpse inside the diet he maintained to stay in shape for the "Thor" films.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Hemsworth was not skimping on the calories to achieve his Thor physique. In fact, he reportedly consumed "10 meals a day" totaling 4,000 calories and his longtime stunt double Bobby Holland Hanton had to follow suit to keep up, he detailed in a recent interview with Ice36.

"You've got to be kidding!" was Hanton's first response when Hemsworth gave him just eight weeks to bulk up to his size for "Thor: Blood and Thunder." Hanton reportedly had to pack on nearly 22 pounds of muscle to be a convincing stand-in.

"I was eating up to 10 meals a day, two of those would be protein shakes," Hanton shared. "We [he and Chris] were training twice a day and I never thought in my life that I would be sick of food and not wanting to eat food, because I love food."

Although he "hated it," Hanton said, you can't argue with results.

:In the end, I was trying to give away food that I was supposed to eat because I just didn't want to eat it, it would almost make you feel sick because you were never, ever hungry," Hanton said.

In 2020, Hanton revealed on an Australian radio show that he has "a great relationship" and "understanding" with Hemsworth.

"The actors I work with work really hard, especially Chris," Hanton said at the time. And by the looks of both of their physiques, it shows.

For proof, check out these pics from Hanton's Instagram: