The Sweet Reason Chris Hemsworth Stopped Eating Meat For Thor 4

There are so many reasons fans go gaga over Chris Hemsworth. From his memorable on-screen personas to his enthusiastic personality, the Australian actor's irresistible charm and sense of humor have made him one of the most beloved actors in the world. While his first big Hollywood role was in 2009's "Star Trek," it was his portrayal of "Thor" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that catapulted his popularity (per Britannica). 

In the "Thor" franchise, Hemsworth's physique complemented his magnetic screen presence and superhero charisma. He brought a hulking physicality to his role as Thor, which required a tear-inducing amount of effort and commitment. His trainer and childhood friend, Luke Zocchi, told Page Six that achieving the shredded physique of the God of Thunder takes a lot of "consistency, hard work, and also eating the right foods." And bulking up for the role necessitates an intake of thousands of calories, which the actor meets by eating "six to eight meals a day." Moreover, he eats a lot of red meat in a day to maintain Thor's godly figure.

While meat has been a big part of the "Extraction" actor's diet, he temporarily stopped eating it on the set of "Thor: Love and Thunder" for a thoughtful reason.

Natalie Portman is vegan

"Thor: Love and Thunder" got off to a roaring start at the domestic and international box offices. In one of the scenes from the fourth installment in Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans witness Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman locking lips. And in a July interview with U.K. radio series "Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp," Portman discussed how Hemsworth skipped breakfast before filming the kissing scene. 

"The day we had a kiss scene he didn't eat meat that morning because I'm vegan. And he eats meat like every half hour. Like, that was so thoughtful," the Oscar-winning actor said. Portman, who has been a vegan since 2011 (per Vanity Fair), added that she didn't request Hemsworth to hold off his usual breakfast. "That's not something I'm angry about or care about, but he was just being thoughtful. He's just a very nice person."

Surprised by the touching gesture made by Hemsworth, co-star Tessa Thompson chimed in, "I didn't even know he could go without eating meat. He's just like eating bison in the morning. That's so sweet." This isn't the first time Hemsworth has ditched eating meat, though. The "Rush" actor once tried to experiment with a vegan diet while filming "Avengers: Endgame" (via Insider). Although he got a lot of protein from a plant-based diet, he didn't stick with it for too long and has since gone back to his typical diet, which includes proteins such as steak, fish, and chicken.