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How Chris Hemsworth’s Stunt Double Beefed Up for the Biggest Thor Yet

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Bobby Holland Hanton gained about 22 pounds of muscle in a stunning transformation.

When movie stars get ripped for their superhero roles, they’re not always going it alone.

Just as often, their body doubles and stunt performers need to look the part, too. For every actor like Chris Hemsworth—who has made muscle-building for his portrayal of Thor in the MCU a saga as worthy of its own coverage as any fan theory about the comic book universe’s plotlines—there’s another man behind the scenes. In this case, renowned stunt artist and actor Bobby Holland Hanton. The performer, who has also doubled for stars like Henry Cavill and Ryan Reynolds, also serves as a trainer on Hemsworth’s Centr health and wellness app.

Hanton has discussed his prep to double Hemsworth in the past—but for the most recent film, Thor: Love and Thunder, currently shooting in Australia, the process was even more extreme than ever before. “I text him and I’m like, thanks very much dude, this is going to be even harder this time,” the performer said on an Australian morning show after a photo of Hemsworth’s arms went viral.This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

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