We all know that Chris Hemsworth is jacked, but this is next-level: Hem’s stunt double, Bobby Holland Hanton, has to eat 35 meals per day to get his bod to look “anywhere near his size,” he tells BuzzFeed. Wait, what?? How does one eat 35 meals in a single day? Are these mini meals? Does a handful of almonds count as a meal in this scenario? Maybe a couple of hard-boiled eggs or a yogurt or something? Or is Hanton just really into hyperbole? So many questions.
Who can say, but he also told the site that he has to “train twice a day,” which sounds more reasonable. “Chris is naturally a monster, and all he has to do is look at weights and he grows.” Wait, that sounds less reasonable again. “It’s always a challenge, which I like, but I’m not going to lie, it’s hard to maintain.” So—Hanton is into hyperbole and understatement, because that grueling routine sounds a little more than “hard.”
The dynamic between the two giant men is not all food-bingeing and weights, though. Hemsworth is “an amazing person,” and “funny as shit,” Hanton said. Fanboying out, he added, “He’s a great dad, great husband, great friend … all-round legend. We have become very close friends now; I love him.” Aww! A gigantic, ripped-man bro-mance!
Hanton started stunt-doubling Hemsworth for “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Then he did “Thor 2” with the actor, and all of the films since, which, according to IMDB, include “Blackhat,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Vacation,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” and “Ghostbusters.” TBD whether Hem needed a bod double in “Vacation,” but the rest of them look pretty action-packed. And Hanton is obviously in the gym as we speak, eating a microwave burrito while doing some chest presses, because the duo is currently rehearsing “Thor: Ragnarok,” their next film. Sounds like a tough life.