You Won't Recognize a Scary Skinny Chris Hemsworth in This Photo

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When you think of Chris Hemsworth, it's hard not to picture him with the rock-hard abs of the Norse god that he plays on the big screen. Liam's big brother isn't done playing Thor in the Marvel universe, but it may take Chris a little while to get back into shape after slimming down for his latest flick. Chris' recent Instagram post of his transformed bod for the drama In the Heart of the Sea is totally unrecognizable and definitely showed the lengths he went in order to prep for this role.

In the Heart of the Sea is based on the true story of the crew of the American whaling ship Essex, whose survival story was so insane that it inspired author Herman Melville to write the novel Moby-Dick. After a whale destroys the ship, the remaining crew must fight to survive by any means necessary, despite being thousands of miles from land. Naturally, Chris' ultra-fit figure wasn't going to cut it for a movie about a crew lost at sea for weeks, so he needed to seriously overhaul his look - which he absolutely did. He went from this...
To this:

Just tried a new diet/training program called "Lost At Sea". Wouldn't recommend it.. #IntheHeartoftheSea

A photo posted by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) on

That's some serious level of commitment, though if you're concerned that Chris developed a tanning problem, don't be: I'm pretty sure that the look was achieved by makeup, not one-too-many sessions at Beach Bum. Here's hoping that the movie floors us just as much as its lead's jaw-dropping movie transformation.
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