According to lead actor Chris Hemsworth, Thor: Love and Thunder may be a “wacky” movie, but the true hijinks took place off-screen. Jane Foster is back, but Natalie Portman now has new abilities thanks to her role as Mighty Thor. While Tessa Thompson returned to the role of warrior Valkyrie, the actress worked out “hard” in the gym with Hemsworth to play the superhero. But outside of the gym, the “Thor” actors grew even more competitive.
Tessa Thompson recently revealed she and Chris Hemsworth had an ice bath challenge. And surprisingly our favorite Tessa Thompson defeated Chris Hemsworth and that too when she was completely unaware that they were both competing.
Tessa Thompson Beat Chris Hemsworth in Ice Bath Challenge
Chris Hemsworth revealed to Entertainment Tonight that during on-set exercises, he battled against Thompson, who portrays Valkyrie. Hemsworth said he sought to defeat Thompson because she started spending more time in ice baths, which are used to rejuvenate after the workout.
“That was the real test of strength,” Hemsworth said. “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 3½ minutes. So then we all had to try and do three minutes.”
Tessa Thompson admitted to Insider on the red carpet at the “Love and Thunder” UK premiere in London on Tuesday that she was unaware that Hemsworth was a rival and was competing with her.
“Chris, I learned, was competing with me over ice baths and he was really clocking the amount of time that I was spending in the ice bath. I was not competing with him. I was competing with myself, but it turns out that in competing myself, I beat him by a minute. That’s a good reminder that you are the only competition that you should concentrate on.”
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to hit theaters on 8th July 2022. The film will mark the MCU debuts for Christian Bale as villain Gorr the God Butcher, Russell Crowe as Zeus, and Melissa McCarthy in a cameo as part of an Asgardian acting troupe, alongside Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth, and Sam Neill.
Source – Entertainment Tonight