Chris Hemsworth says he will undergo his biggest physical transformation yet to play Hulk Hogan in biopic – and vows to be BIGGER than he was in Thor
He’s set to play 80s wrestling legend Hulk Hogan in a new Netflix biopic.
On Sunday, Chris Hemsworth, 36, revealed he will undergo his biggest physical transformation ever to transform into the icon.
Speaking to Total Film, the Australian actor said: ‘This movie is going to be a really fun project. As you can imagine, the preparation for the role will be insanely physical.’
‘I will have to put on more size than I put on for Thor’: Chris Hemsworth (pictured) has revealed he will undergo his biggest physical transformation in order to portray Hulk Hogan in biopic
‘I will have to put on more size than I ever have before, even more than I put on for Thor,’ Chris said.
He continued: ‘There is the accent as well as the physicality and the attitude.’
Chris said he’s excited about ‘deep diving into the rabbit hole’ of the wrestling world.
Transformation: Speaking to Total Film, Chris said: ‘This movie is going to be a really fun project. As you can imagine, the preparation for the role will be insanely physical’
While Chris is looking forward to transforming into Hulk, he said the film has ‘quite a way’ to go before production begins, as he hasn’t even seen a script yet.
Earlier this year the wrestling world reacted in anger after it was revealed the Australian star to play will portray the 80s icon in the upcoming Netflix biopic.
Wrestling commentator Bryan Alvarez, 43, said Chris was not buff enough to play Hogan, and he thought the actor was of ‘regular size’.
‘He’s just a normal guy!’ Earlier this year, the wrestling world was left furious after the Australian hunk was cast to play Hulk Hogan (pictured) in biopic
Bryan, himself a semi-retired professional wrestler, said: ‘Chris Hemsworth just looks like a normal guy’ and remarked that he had a similar body type to Brad Pitt in 2004 film, Troy.
‘He’s big, and yes he’s got long blonde hair, but… have you seen Hulk Hogan in the ’80s? He’s at least twice the size of Thor,’ he continued.
In June, Chris told Popsugar spoke candidly about the grueling process of gaining muscle and shedding fat to play Thor in the upcoming Marvel film Thor: Love and Thunder.
‘I put on a lot of weight — I put on about 20 pounds at one point. It was purely eating, eating, eating, working out and working out, trying to sleep as much as you can — that’s the other third of the equation,’ he said.
‘Of his strict diet, Chris said he ate: ‘Chicken breasts and protein shakes, boiled chicken… clean meats, the right carbs. Sickly stuff.’
Not big enough? Wrestling commentator Bryan Alvarez, 43, said Chris (pictured) was not buff enough to play Hogan, and he thought the actor was of ‘regular size’