Chris Hemsworth proves that he is nothing less than an Asgardian God in real life. The Thor fame went through extreme training procedures for his new show for the National Geographic channel titled Limitless. The 39-years-old actor took part in some deadly challenges that promise to train his body to live a healthier and longer life.
The hard work that the Extraction actor goes through to attain that God of Thunder physique in the MCU is no stranger to anyone. It’s all a result of an extremely difficult training procedure as already revealed by the actor many times. But this time he pulled off some of the most lethal stunts in real life to test how far the human body can go.
Chris Hemsworth goes God-mode for Limitless
The Thor: Ragnarok actor finds himself facing some of the most dangerous tasks in his life in the brand new Disney+ series. These situations will lead him to have a healthier and longer life by challenging the body to show its true potential.
For this, Chris Hemsworth had to do various lethal challenges like swimming in icy water, not consuming any food for 4 days, going through the Navy SEAL drill, and pulling a truck. The Spiderhead actor, under the supervision of some world-class experts, goes through all this. As for the logic behind it, Modupe Akinola, a social psychologist explained that by pulling off through these situations, his body would not face stress in more typical situations. She explains that regular stress can be the cause of various diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
The show would present Hemsworth performing a Navy SEAL drill which forces him to be shoved underwater with his hands locked behind his back and feet tied. But the most difficult challenge according to the actor was to swim in the icy cold water. As per Chris Hemsworth’s experience, the Arctic water made his mind go numb:
“It was insane. Halfway through, my brain felt like it was being stabbed by a thousand knives”
As the Australian actor spoke, both this series and Thor: Love and Thunder were being shot around the same time. And as a result of which, Hemsworth even tore his ligaments and hurt his body due to nonstop training.
An insight into Limitless with Chris Hemsworth
As already discussed earlier, the show Limitless wants to show the world that the human body is capable of a lot more things than it actually does. The everyday typical situations which lead us to stress and anxiety are nothing in front of the challenges we are capable of enduring.
In this six-episode series, Chris Hemsworth takes on some of the most death-defying stunts. The Avengers: Endgame actor was under a supervision of a medical or scientific expert through every episode to mentor him. Very similar to other National Geographic shows featuring celebs taking on some of the most dangerous situations, Limitless also pulls off the task brilliantly.
According to early reviews, the series is very beautiful and Hemsworth’s charm is one of the biggest plus points of the show. It also features appearances by various family members of the actor.
Limitless With Chris Hemsworth directed by Darren Aronofsky drops on Disney+ on November 16, 2022.
Source: Men’s Journal