Actor Chris Hemsworth revealed that he felt intimidated when he first saw his colleague Natalie Portman “bombadona”, with the uniform of the hero Thor, on the set of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ (2022). The production shows the 41-year-old celebrity back in the role of scientist Jane Foster, this time also with the powers of the God of Thunder.
Asked by a Variety magazine journalist how he felt when he saw her on the film’s set for the first time, Hemsworth replied: “[Foi] Intimidating, intimidating. A small blow to my ego, but I soon recovered and was blown away by everything she does on and off screen. I’m a big fan.” Watch the video with the actor’s speech:
Portman recently spoke about her muscle gain for the production in an interview on the website of the same magazine Variety, comparing her efforts to her loss of almost 10 kg for the filming of ‘Black Swan’ (2010) – a feature that earned her the Oscar for best actress in 2011🇧🇷
The actress stated: “For ‘Black Swan’ I was asked to stay as thin as possible. Now I’ve been asked to get as strong as possible. It’s an extraordinary challenge – and it’s also part of my state of mind as a woman.”
“I definitely got stronger than I’ve ever been. You think, ‘this must be so different, walking around the world this way’. As a 5ft 6 woman, I don’t know if I’ll ever be asked again for a 5ft 10 role. I really enjoyed people seeing me so big.”
Afterwards, the actress also confessed her joy in entertaining her children with her return to Marvel, now as a heroine. Portman is the mother of Amalia (5 years old) and Aleph (11 years old), born in her marriage to dancer Benjamin Millepied.
“I feel like I’m at a stage in my career where I’m trying to impress my kids. My 5 year old girl and 11 year old boy were so impressed with this process, they came to the set and saw me with the cape. It made everything even cooler. It’s very rare for my kids to say, ‘Please go to work!’ Usually the opposite happens”.
‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ still has in its cast Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Cris Pratt, Russell Crowe, Dave Bautista and Karen Gillan. The film was directed by filmmaker Taika Waititi, also responsible for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (2017). Watch the trailer for the production that premieres in July: