Chris Hemsworth is more than just his muscles, no matter how big they are.

The Thor actor tells The Telegraph that movie fanatics don’t compare his acting talents to such Leonardo Dicaprio or Daniel Day Lewis simply because he’s muscular.

“Bodybuilding is viewed as vanity, while if I put on a lot of unhealthy weight or get unhealthily skinny for a role, I’ll likely be labeled a serious actor,” he explains, before adding that portraying Thor is not an easy task. “The 10-year training is a full-time job.”

The Aussie continues, “That and then a 12 hour day of shooting – it’s really difficult. It’s also incredibly rewarding – you have to look at it like a professional athlete.”

Indeed, as the Marvel star explains, “there is an aesthetic that the role requires.” After all, Thor is a literal Nordic god.

Chris and the rest of the crew have started filming the fourth part of the franchise, Thor: Love and Thunder, following a postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic. He says the nearly five month delay was best as he had more time to prepare for the role.