A new interview in Esquire magazine claims the dude who plays Thor listens to the heavy stuff.
Yes, folks — Chris Hemsworth is a metalhead.
On Saturdays, it turns out Thor boxes with a buddy. Whilst listening to Pantera.
“Pantera” is “throbbing through speakers,” the article describes.
“The guy is suited up in a bright yellow foam suit and helmet, calling out the shots — jab, jab, hook, uppercut. Hemsworth hits hard enough to hurt the trainer, even with the protective gear. Every now and then he throws in a side kick for good measure. He could do this all day. It’s Saturday, so he might lift afterwards. Then spar with his wife. Maybe surf a little at dusk. He can do whatever he wants.”
Nice life, man.
But see, even dudes who get laid constantly and are considered hunks can be metalheads. Not just guys like us.
Turns out Chris is also a fan of Metallica and Iced Earth. Go figure.
“My cousin, who was educating me on heavy metal, bought it for me,” says Hemsworth, talking about The Black Album. “I remember at the age of 11 pulling something in my neck from headbanging — being kind of semi-paralyzed from trying to mosh and outdo each other.”
OK. That’s cheesy as fuck. But…he’s Thor. So it’s cool.