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‘How the Hell Is She Mighty Thor?’: Natalie Portman Latest Look Has Fans in Disbelief, She Looks Emaciated and Unhealthy

Natalie Portman is one of the most favorite actors among fans who supports her positively, whether it’s for her role in Black Swan or Thor, she is an incredibly brilliant and fit actor. Recently glimpsed in Thor: Love and Thunder’s trailer in a buffed-up form as the Mighty Thor, some of her fans were eager to know the secret to her diet and exercise routine. But as we know, everything received some negative shades and hate and that’s what happened with this actress too.

Thor: Love and Thunder, Natalie Portman
Thor: Love and Thunder, Natalie Portman

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Some critics and fans threw shade at her saying, (forget the whole, “she’s a woman!” argument and let’s look at it from an unbiased perspective; she does not look like she is strong enough to even fit the role).

Why Are Fans Angry About Natalie Portman Being Cast as Mighty Thor?

Fans calling Natalie Portman 'unhealthy'
Fans calling Natalie Portman ‘unhealthy’

The sad part is, to develop those toned biceps, the star actually did work with trainer Naomi Pendergast. Her training routine involved a lot of weight training and drinking enough protein shakes, which she did not have any previous experience with. Since Natalie Portman didn’t want to get bulky, she stuck to weight-lifting workouts. She told Vanity Fair:

“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.”

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According to the fans, Natalie Portman is just 5 foot 2 and 100 pounds and she is really small to the fact that it would look comical to see her as “The Mighty Thor”. They also called her unfit, scrawny, and weak and believes she was not really the best casting choice. The critics pointed out that other actors put effort into their physic. They are trained in martial arts and weightlifting to look like satisfying action heroes. Even called her “unbelievable” as someone who can protect the world. Maybe this hate will stop “if she gains some muscle mass”, told by a fan.

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Jane Foster as The Mighty Thor
Jane Foster as The Mighty Thor

While others wrote all over social media that, they still don’t know how to feel about Jane Foster taking Thor’s name, in their opinion this run is great. Jane Foster as Thor isn’t invincible, she has drawbacks and this makes her feel very progressive. Fans are kind of unhappy about Natalie Portman being Thor because they think MCU is forcing diversity. But we already know that Jane Foster has been Thor in the comics, and in the comics storyline, she’s a great character.

Thor: Love and Thunder will be given a theatrical release and premiere in the U.S. on Friday, July 8.

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Written by Shreeparna Das