Actor says he consumed just 500 calories a day while shooting the movie
Thor actor Chris Hemsworth has revealed his dramatic weight loss for latest film In The Heart Of The Sea.
During a Twitter Q&A about the film last night, the actor shared of a picture of himself looking slimmer than normal and made up to resemble a castaway. “Just tried a new diet/training program called “Lost At Sea”. Wouldn’t recommend it.. #IntheHeartoftheSea,” he wrote.
Directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind), In The Heart Of The Sea tells the story of the sinking of US whaling ship Essex in 1820, which later inspired Herman Melville’s classic tale Moby Dick.
Hemsworth stars as First Mate Owen Chase, flanked by a crew that includes Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw and new Spider-Man Tom Holland. The film, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s acclaimed book of the same name, opens in US cinemas on December 11 and in the UK on December 26.
Over the summer, Hemsworth revealed that he lost around 15 pounds while shooting the movie as he and his co-stars were consuming just 500 calories a day in an effort to resemble starving sailors.
“We kind of went insane, weighing ourselves every day,” Hemsworth told Entertainment Weekly. “We all felt like a bunch of supermodels, trying to get down in weight for a show, or something. That’s all we spoke about. You’ve got 15 burly blokes on the sea and all we talked about was our diet, and who’d lost more weight, and who’s looking really skinny. It’s ridiculous!”
Watch the latest trailer for In The Heart Of The Sea below: