Just how much did Natalie Portman train to get ripped for 'Thor'?
Thor: Love and Thunder has finally been released in cinemas – and despite being well received by Marvel fans across the world, social media soon turned their attention to something quite bizarre: Natalie Portman's arms.
The actress, who plays The Mighty Thor in the hotly anticipated movie, has found herself the subject of a rather sexist conspiracy theory. Sceptical viewers are convinced Portman's body transformation is a result of CGI (computer-generated images) rather than the nine-month gym grind she previously opened up about to prepare for the role.
Theories started before the release when a behind-the-scenes video was shared and Portman was spotted with motion-capture dots on her arms. The conspiracies were baselessly birthed from the fact she's a woman and vegan. Interestingly, her co-star Chris Hemsworth also wore the dots, but very few commented about his transformation.
One Twitter user theorised: "They probably had to CGI her arms to make them look thicker because Natalie Portman is a skinny vegan girl," while one TikTok user accused Portman of lying in an interview, adding: "It was actually CGI Queen."