Chris Hemsworth Talks Reasoning Behind Thor's Haircut in 'Thor: Ragnarok'

When Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters next month Chris Hemsworth's Thor will be missing his trademark long hair. The change in hairstyle is one that Hemsworth says was prompted by time.

Hemsworth was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and he told the late-night host that in addition to larger conversations about changing things up for Thor: Ragnarok, one of the big reasons for the Thor's shorter hairdo was that he was tired of spending hours in makeup getting ready.

"It was partly due to I didn't want to spend two hours in hair and makeup putting a wig on," Hemsworth said.

The new look for Thor caught fans by surprise when the first promotional photos for the upcoming film were released. Not only did Thor appear without his trademark long locks, but he was also without his trusty hammer, Mjolnir. However, both changes play a part in the upcoming film. While Mjolir has been shown in trailers destroyed by Hela (Cate Blanchett,) Thor's haircut debuts in the film when we see the hero in the Grandmaster's (Jeff Goldblum) arena on Sakaar.

In addition to talking about convenience being behind the change in Thor's look, Hemsworth also revealed that he had grown bored playing the Marvel hero before coming to work with Taika Waititi, who directed the film.

"Every day was about sort of exploring the unknown and trying something different," Hemsworth said. "And I had gotten pretty bored of myself as that character and so did he [Waititi], there might be a few people out there. So,we thought let's do something different and every day was improvised and a journey into somewhere we haven't been before."

Audiences will see where that journey takes them when Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3rd.


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