Actors typically have to suffer for their art in order for audiences to feel it's believable.
Specifically, some actors balloon or sharply fall in weight in order to suit the character and the effects can be dramatic. However, fat suits are equally as dramatic and in the case of Chris Hemsworth in 'Avengers: Endgame', it can be agony. For Hemsworth, the process took "a good three hours in hair and makeup" to achieve the look.
Speaking to Variety, Hemsworth revealed all - including how he got the love handles. "Then the prosthetic suit, particularly for the shirt-off scene, that was a big silicone that weighed about 90 pounds. It was certainly exhausting. I had weights on my hands and ankles just to have my arms and legs swing differently when I shuffled along through the set."
It wasn't all bad, however, has Hemsworth said the he was the centre of affection when in the suit. "People just kept coming up and cuddling me like a big bear or rubbing my belly like I was pregnant... Or trying to sit on my lap like I was Santa Claus."
Yeah, sure, because all Santa Clauses look like Chris Hemsworth in a fat suit. Right.