So this is how you become a god—or at least his stunt double.
Bobby Holland Hanton works as the stand-in for actor Chris Hemsworth and he has to put in tons of work to stay as muscled up as the Thor star. Hanton spoke with Buzzfeed and detailed what it takes to be the double for Hemsworth—including eating the equivalent of 35 meals per day.
Hemsworth keeps himself in amazing shape and that puts pressure on Hanton to make sure he does the same. Eating a ridiculous amount of protein is part of the plan, but so are twice daily workouts.
“I also have to train twice a day,” Hanton said. “Chris is naturally a monster and all he has to do is look at weights and he grows.”
Back when he was working on the Marvel film Thor: The Dark World, Hanton gave some details on what exactly he does to stay as bulked up as Hemsworth to Muscle and Fitness.
Hanton described his food habits, which included eating a lot of “high protein, good fats, good carbs” like grilled chicken, turkey, nuts, boiled eggs, and green tea. The stuntman also described his workout regimen, which included two hours of training each day for five days of the week, circuit training, as well as focused work on his arms to match Hemsworth’s size.
Hemsworth and Hanton have been together for a while—the two linked up for the filming of Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012 and have continued to work on projects, including the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. Hemsworth is not the only Avenger that Hanton has stood in for—he also served as the stunt double for Chris Evans as Captain America.
Being a god isn’t easy.