Chris Hemsworth Explains Why Thor Needs To Be Shirtless: WATCH

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Chris Hemsworth won’t be saving the universe in Thor: The Dark World until November 8. But the rippled titan has already revealed he’ll have a lengthy shirtless scene near the start of the movie. Why? We say, why not?

Chris revealed the answer to MTV News:

“That [scene] kind of came from Joss [Whedon] actually. He just said that there needed to be something romantic in there,” Hemsworth said. “Then he said, ‘Chris, get your shirt off.’ I said, ‘Well, I don’t know. What’s the why? What are we doing?’ The justification was that it was him coming home from battle, washing blood off his hands. It is what it is. How to weigh into that without sounding like an idiot?”

Reminder to buy Joss Whedon a drink.

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If you want to know how to get Asgardian abs, Chris also reveals his diet while shooting Thor and Avengers flicks:

I basically overfeed on protein and endless amounts of chicken breast and steak and fish and vegetables and brown rice. There’s a slight sugar craving there, which is out of the diet, but when I finish shooting it’s usually enough.

Peep the full interview below

And in case you haven’t seen it, here’s the Thor: The Dark World trailer