Chris Hemsworth is Tired of Being so Fit
Chris Hemsworth finds it "exhausting" carrying extra weight when he plays Thor.
The 31-year-old star, who was recently named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, admits he usually goes on a diet after playing the Avengers Assemble character because none of his clothes fit.
He said: "When I'm not doing that character, I want to get lean again as quickly as possible, because carrying that weight is exhausting. And none of my clothes fit."
The Australian actor relies on a combination of weight lifting and bodybuilding to get him in shape for the role, but admits he doesn't pile on the pounds that easily.
He said: "I'm lucky. Genetically I don't put on weight easily. I like running, surfing or boxing, and I did Muay Thai for a long time. If I have a goal, I'm really good about what I eat, protein, veggies, clean food and restricted carbohydrates. Cheat days are pizza, hamburgers, beer, sugary things. Everything I'm not allowed to have!"
Chris also enjoys getting massages to help him relax after a long workout. He said: "I love massages, hard Thai ones. I hate falling asleep during them. I want to know something is happening."
Despite putting a lot of work into his physique, Chris insists he is very low maintenance when it comes to grooming.
He added: "I'm sick of my hair. I have a hat on most of the time just so I don't have to deal with it. I don't like being clean-shaven, because my skin feels likes it's going to break out in a rash, so I clipper it nice and short."