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The Grueling Training Natalie Portman Had To Do For Love
And Thunder
By WITNEY SEIBOLD
Marvel fans will see Chris Hemsworth’s Thor passing his mantle and name to Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster when “Thor: Love and Thunder” is released on July 8th. The previews have shown Portman not only dressed and holding a magic hammer like Thor, but also sporting Thor-like muscles that the actress spent several months developing.
Portman shared that the regimen — which she was on for four months before filming and all throughout filming — was both fun and demanding. She explained, “We did a lot of weight training and a lot of protein shakes — heavyweight training that I haven't ever done before. Of course, I've never really aimed to get bulky. It was very physical, so it was a lot of both agility work and also strength work.”
While fans are excited to see Portman’s physical transformation, director Taika Waititi has said the change will also mess with Thor’s head. He told Empire, "It's been about eight years. She's had a whole other life, and then the love of your life comes back on the scene, and is now dressed like you. It's a real mindf*** for Thor."