500 Calories A Day – Chris Hemsworth Movie Diet For “In the Heart of the Sea”

By Sohini Biswas | 2 years ago
500 Calories A Day – Chris Hemsworth Movie Diet For “In the Heart of the Sea”

Everyone is used to seeing Chris Hemsworth, beefcake body before he takes on a role such as the very strong Norse god Thor. But now his fans would be surprised to see his tough regimen just to make his new character convincing in the eyes of moviegoers.

For the upcoming shipwreck movie, “In the Heart of the Sea”, Chris Hemsworth had to cut down his normal food intake to roughly one-quarter just to trim the fat.

The 31-year old Aussie actor has starved himself in Ron Howard’s aquatic adventure film to portray the role of a sailor who has been shipwrecked in 1820 after the ship has been attacked by a whale – that inspired Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.”

“We (had) to shoot the really skinny stuff where we drop down to 500, 600, 700 calories a day, (for) three or four weeks,” Hemsworth told “Entertainment Tonight” of his preparation for the role.

Reducing 40 pounds for this film has really been a hard challenge for Hemsworth because he is said to have gained 20 pounds while playing Thor. Expert nutritionist’s say it’s unsafe to eat fewer than 1,200 calories a day without a doctor’s concern.

Keri Gans, a nutritionist and author of “The Small Change Diet said, “I’m surprised he was able to learn his lines and act and perform because basically he’s starving himself.” – New York Daily News reports.

Well certainly a man of 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds like Hemsworth would definitely need at least 2,400 calories per day. So it’s clear Chris Hemsworth starved himself for his upcoming movie, which would hit the theaters on December 11.

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Sohini is a writer by profession and painter by birth. She is also a bookworm and is involved in various gender empowerment activities. When she’s not playing with words, she is most likely busy painting or sculpting her imagery.