Scrawny Chris Hemsworth? Hard to imagine, but it appears to be true after a photo posted by Ron Howard hits Twitter late Friday night.
Hemsworth and Howard are teaming up once again filming In The Heart Of The Sea.
The Australian actor and director previously made Rush together, about the storied rivalry between Formula One racing legends James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda.
This new role is a complete departure for Chris Hemsworth, whom you can also enjoy watching in his better known movie Thor: The Dark World, out in theaters now.
As Thor, Hemsworth had to build a lot of muscle and gain 20 pounds, while for his role as Hunt he had to lose 30 pounds.
In early November, The Inquisitr reported on Chris Hemsworth's 500 calorie per day diet, after an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show during which he talked about his new eating habits in order to make his character believable.
"I mean, you can consume 600 calories in a milkshake," Hemsworth said on the late night show. "So it ends up being a couple of small salads, a couple of small pieces of protein and that's kind of it and you go to bed hungry. And then you have like a fasting period of 15 hours, like you stop eating completely, and then you have little meals through the day."
Gr8 to work w/Chris again- here he is about to rehearse on deck 4 In the Heart of the Sea pic.twitter.com/VGsvfxJgqM
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) November 17, 2013
Talking about his new role, Chris Hemsworth said:
"Heart Of The Sea is the true events that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick. A bunch of sailors in a whaling ship get struck by a whale, the ship sinks and they jump onto the small rafts and drift for 90 days. And basically they begin to die and eat each other."
Director Ron Howard has been sharing several images and giving fans updates on Twitter.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) November 14, 2013
Our 1st leg on our journey to the open ocean portion of our production for The Heart of the Sea pic.twitter.com/hTdkH32hoy
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) November 13, 2013
Sometimes behind-the-scenes soundstage pics just look bizarre don't they? Last studio day on The Heart of the Sea pic.twitter.com/gIDPFbnXSy
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) November 11, 2013
Be sure to follow @TheRealRonHoward for all the latest updates on In The Heart Of The Sea and you might see more of this very different Chris Hemsworth.
What do you think of how Chris Hemsworth looks for his new movie?