Categories 'In the Heart of the Sea' News & Gossip

Chris Talks About “In the Heart of the Sea” Weight Loss

Avengers actor Chris Hemsworth says he lost around 15 pounds in the course of shooting director Ron Howard’s historical seafaring epic In the Heart of the Sea (out December 11). That may not seem like a huge amount when compared to say the 60-or-so pounds Christian Bale famously made disappear for 2004’s The Machinist. But Hemsworth had already trimmed down to star in Michael Mann’s thriller Black Hat, which he shot immediately before Howard’s movie.

When I started, I was leaner than my Thor weight, anyway, because I’d been on Michael’s film,” the Australian tells EW. “When you’re already starting off lean, it’s brutal to chew through that kind of weight. Every pound feels like a kilogram.”

In the based-on-real events film, Hemsworth plays a 19th-century seaman called Owen Chase, first mate of whaling ship the Essex, whose captain, George Pollard, Jr., is portrayed by Benjamin Walker. After a whale destroys their ship, Pollard, Chase and the rest of the crew — including characters played by Cillian Murphy and newly minted Spider-Man franchise star Tom Holland — have to survive the elements, and lack of food, in tiny, lifeboat-sized craft.

To convincingly depict starving men, the cast members’ diets were steadily reduced over the course of the production. By the time Howard & co. decamped from London’s Leavesden studios to shoot on the open sea around the Canary Islands the actors were consuming just 500 calories a day.

“We kind of went insane, weighing ourselves every day,” says Hemsworth. “We all felt like a bunch of supermodels, trying to get down in weight for a show, or something. That’s all we spoke about. You’ve got 15 burly blokes on the sea and all we talked about was our diet, and who’d lost more weight, and who’s looking really skinny. It’s ridiculous!”


Categories Site Updates

Chris Hemsworth Network is Back!

Hi everyone,

We are happy to announce, Chris Hemsworth Network has been successfully moved to our new host Flaunt Network. Please be sure to bookmark our new URL as the previous one will be redirected shortly.

We want to say thank you to Gertie and the Fan Sites Network for hosting the site for several years and for everything you did to support Chris fans. We are excited and look forward to growing at our new home! Stay tuned for new updates coming soon!

Categories Site Updates

Chris Hemsworth Network Site News

Hi everyone,

Due to things beyond our control, our web host will be closing it’s doors on Monday, August 10th.

Unfortunately, this will affect Chris Hemsworth Network. I am sad to say, I will not be able to retain the domain ( for the site. We are likely going to experience some downtime as I weigh my options regarding the future of this site. I have loved running this fan site and connecting with fellow Chris fans. At the moment, I am looking at launching the site on a new domain name with a different web host.

I will be updating you on the status of the site via Twitter — if you are not currently following us, find us at @chemsworthnet

Thanks for your understanding and patience during this period.

Categories 'Blackhat' 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' News & Gossip

2015 Teen Choice Awards Nominations

The first wave of nominees for the 2015 Teen Choice Awards have been announced. The 2015 Teen Choice Awards will be airing on August 16th on FOX. The hosts for the evening will be Gina Rodriguez, Josh Peck and Ludacris. If you’re between the ages of 13 and 19 and would like to cast your vote, you can visit the Teen Choice website here.

Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Chris Hemsworth, Blackhat

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Categories 'Blackhat' Photo Gallery

“Blackhat” HD Screen Captures

I’ve added HD screen captures from the cyber hacker thriller, Blackhat into the gallery. Directed by Michael Mann, Blackhat explores the world of computer hacking. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Holt McCallany, Tang Wei and Leehom Wang. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Categories 'Thor: Ragnarok' News & Gossip

Lady Sif to Have Pivotal Role in “Thor: Ragnarok”

Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif has played an important supporting role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in 2011’s Thor, 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it appears that her character may have an even bigger role in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Alexander stated, “Marvel, I think on purpose, they don’t tell me certain things. Because they know I’ll be like, ‘So here’s what’s gonna happen.’ But I do know I will be in Thor 3 and that Sif will have a very pivotal part in that movie. I just can’t tell you what because I’ll get shot.”

She went on to say that easters eggs for certain elements of Thor: Ragnarok will be put in Captain America: Civil War.

The film is still looking for a director.

Thor: Ragnarok will be released on October 27, 2017 in the UK and November 3, 2017 in the States. Both Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are set to reprise their roles as Thor and Loki in the film. (Source)

Categories 'Vacation' Photo Gallery

“Vacation” Official Poster

The first official poster for Chris’ upcoming comedy, Vacation has been released. Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, Vacation also stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Leslie Mann. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to “Walley World” in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

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