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Thor costumes tired Hopkins out

Published 27/01/2011 | 09:07

Sir Anthony Hopkins reckons Thor is an impressive movie
Sir Anthony Hopkins reckons Thor is an impressive movie

Sir Anthony Hopkins has revealed how his heavy outfits in Thor tired him out.

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The Oscar-winning actor plays ruler Odin in Kenneth Branagh's big-screen adaptation of the Marvel superhero comic Thor, which involves wearing weight-laden armour as costumes.

"It's a bit difficult to move around because they had steep steps - that was quite tiring because it's about twenty-five to thirty pounds you're carrying around with you all day and you can't really take much of a rest," he told Collider.

"I saw the designs of the sets and what I was going to wear when I went down to the studio down at Manhattan Beach. I saw what they were going to put on me and all that and I thought, 'Oh wow'. So when they dressed me up I thought, 'Well OK, I'm a god now..."

Anthony, who next appears in horror movie The Rite, is impressed with Thor, which stars Chris Hemsworth as the titular character.

"It's a big, big movie. Branagh's extraordinary, how he directed that and put that together, I don't know," he continued.

"It's a grand passion. It's about gods so you have to do a little bit of Shakespearian acting to play a god."

Thor will be released in UK cinemas on April 27.

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