SA EXCLUSIVE: Chris Hemsworth reveals how he lost 15kg for new movie role

2015-12-10 10:25

London – Chris Hemsworth, in a South African exclusive interview, revealed how he lost 15kg for his role in the American biographical adventure thriller, In The Heart of The Sea.

The Australian actor told Channel24’s Leandra Engelbrecht during a sit-down interview in London that the process of shedding the weight was “a lot of hard work”.

“I lost the weight over a period of four months. We all started on a normal diet and then reduced the calories until we were down to just 500 to 600 calories a day,” Hemsworth said.

He added: “I wouldn’t want to do it again. I didn’t even have to act exhausted, tired or emotional. It was exactly how I was feeling. It just fed right into it.”

(Chris before and after. Photos: Splash/Twitter)

Watch the full interview here:

Hemsworth was in London last week for the glitzy European premiere of In The Heart of The Sea.

The film is based on the 1820 event in which a whaling ship was preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.

Watch the trailer here:

In The Heart of the Sea releases in South African cinemas on 31 December.

Channel24's trip to London was sponsored.

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