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Australian actor Chris Hemsworth puts his wife, Elsa Pataky, through her paces. Image via Instagram @elsapatakyconfidential

‘Thor’ bootcamp: Chris Hemsworth trains wife Elsa Pataky for action role [watch]

Chris Hemsworth is helping wife Elsa Pataky get in shape for her new action movie in which she plays the lead role of an army lieutenant.

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Australian actor Chris Hemsworth puts his wife, Elsa Pataky, through her paces. Image via Instagram @elsapatakyconfidential

The 44-year-old actress had to be in prime physical condition to play an army lieutenant in Interceptor so her Thor star husband has been sharing tips and enjoying workout sessions with her.

She told HELLO! magazine: “As you know, I’m always training and keeping fit because I like to have a toned body. But for this role, I had to take things to a whole other level.

Elsa Pataky’s very own personal trainer Chris Hemsworth

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth and his wife Spanish model Elsa Pataky attend the ‘Men In Black: International’ premiere at AMC Lincoln Square on 11 June 2019 in New York City. Image: Angela Weiss / AFP

“Chris is thrilled because we’re training together more often now. He’s giving me lots of great tips.

“I’m now doing more weight training, because I needed to boost my physical strength… I needed to be very agile too. It was very tough.”


Too tough to maintain?

But while her training has been “tough”, Pataky – who has daughter India, eight, and seven-year-old twins Sacha and Tristan with Hemsworth – is keen to maintain the routine when shooting ends, but on a more toned-down level.

She said: “I feel great. This is a very intense training – and once we’re done with the film, it’s not something I’ll keep doing.

“It takes up too much time – time that I prefer to spend with the kids.”


‘Interceptor’ action role a dream come true for Pataky

Hemsworth is also a fan of the darker hair his wife is sporting for the role.

The former model, who also starred in Netflix’s first Australian original series, Tidelands, added: “The director wanted the character’s hair to be a little more chestnut and I was happy to oblige. Actually, Chris likes it.”

The role is a dream come true for the Spanish actress because she’s always “really wanted” to be in an action film.

She said: “I play a really strong woman, physically and mentally – a real fighter, a lieutenant in the US army, with a real sense of duty.

“It’s an action film, from start to finish. I’d always really wanted to be in an action movie.”

‘Interceptor’ plot

The Netflix action thriller follows an army lieutenant who must utilize her years of tactical training and military expertise to save humanity when 16 nuclear missiles are launched at the United States, and a violent coordinated attack simultaneously threatens her remote missile interceptor station.

Interceptor will also star actor Luke Bracey and production is set to start at the end of March in Sydney, Australia, where Hemsworth has also been on set filming Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder since January 2021.