Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson Had an Ice Bath ‘Test of Strength’ on ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Chris Hemsworth recently opened up to  Entertainment Tonight, about his upcoming film Thor: Love and Thunder.

“This film is- how can I put it? It’s one of the craziest things, if not the craziest thing, [director Taika Waititi] has ever made. I think it’s the most insane thing I’ve been a part of,” Hemsworth told ET’s Cassie DiLaura during a recent interview. “It’s wacky, it’s wild, it’s fun, just like ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ was, but we now have a beautiful love story at the center of it.”

In Thor: Love and Thunder, Hemsworth is joined by Natalie Portman who  returns as Jane Foster but with new powers as Mighty Thor, and Tessa Thompson who reprised her role as warrior Valkyrie.

Hemsworth revealed that the cast became extra competitive outside of the gym.

“We had a big ice bath there, which we’d rotate through, and that became the real test of strength,” Hemsworth told Entertainment Tonight. “I’d done it a bit, but I sort of was keeping my time in there to a minute or two, and [Tessa] came in the first day and did three and a half minutes. So then we all had to try and do three minutes.”

In addition to Hemsworth’s powerful female co-stars, “Love and Thunder” also introduces some incredible MCU newcomers: Christian Bale as legendary Marvel supervillain Gorr the God Butcher, Russell Crowe as Greek god Zeus, and Melissa McCarthy in a hilarious cameo with the Asgardian acting troupe from “Ragnarok”.

“Thor: Love and Thunder” opens in theaters July 8, 2022.

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