What Is Chris Hemsworth’s Eye Color? Why Does It Change in Thor?

by Rosemarie Hardison
Chris Hemsworth

The incredible Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth, never ceases to intrigue us. He always perfects his roles and goes to great lengths to prepare for them. This reflects in his intense workouts and drastic dietary changes based on his roles.

Lately, one of the lingering questions for many fans is, “What’s Chris Hemsworth’s eye color?” I’d hazard a guess that this was after seeing the change in eye color in his mega-character Thor. So, what’s all that about? Let’s find out!

What Is Chris Hemsworth’s Eye Color in Real Life?

I’d like to start this post by officially declaring Chris Hemsworth’s true eye color, which is a dazzling blue. It has always been and will always be! We owe a debt of gratitude to his mother Leonie Hemsworth and father Craig Hemsworth for those extraordinary genes.

Both his older brother, Luke, and younger brother, Liam, share the same bright blue eyes. In case you don’t know, his brothers are also both talented actors.

On August 11, 1983, Chris was born in Melbourne, Australia. After that, his family had a pattern of relocating between the Northern Territory, Melbourne, and the Outback settlement of Bulman. They eventually made Phillip Island their permanent home.

Fast forward to when he started acting and met the equally stunning Elsa Pataky. He knew the Spanish actress through William Ward, his talent agent, and married her in 2010. What color are Elsa’s eyes? It’s a vibrant green!

This beautiful couple now has three adorable children, India, Sasha, and Tristan, all of whom have gorgeous eye colors.

When Did Chris Hemsworth’s Eyes Change Color?

Technically speaking, Chris Hemsworth’s eye color didn’t change; however, Thor’s did. When Chris first auditioned for the role of Marvel’s Thor, he faced some powerful competition.

It’s interesting to note that one of the actors who tried out for the lead role was his brother, Liam. What’s more intriguing is that the man himself, James Bond, a.k.a. Daniel Craig was actually offered this role!

Needless to say, Chris did an amazing job in the 2011 blockbuster film Thor, which brought in $25.5 million on its first day of release in the US and Canada alone.

This wasn’t the start of Chris Hemsworth’s successful blockbusters. In 2009, he appeared in Star Trek as George Kirk, a human Starfleet officer, and that film was the real deal.

Returning to Thor’s eye color, it was always Chris Hemsworth’s natural blue eye color. Then, Marvel fans who skipped Thor: Ragnarok and watched the subsequent parts of Avengers were puzzled as to why he has two different eye colors.

Thus, let’s quickly review what happened in Thor: Ragnarok where a new villain character named Hela appeared. Shockingly, Hela was revealed to be Odin’s firstborn child, making her Thor’s half-sister!

During one of their battles, Hela slashed Thor’s right eye using a sword. At this point, he resembled his father, Odin. For context, Odin had also lost one of his eyes during a battle with forest giants and had always covered it with an eye patch.

Released about a year after Thor: Ragnarok was Avengers: Infinity War. In this film, Rocket Raccoon from the epic movie series, Guardians of the Galaxy, gave Thor a prosthetic brown eye. That’s when Thor removed his eye patch and started having one blue and one light brown eye.

What Is Chris Hemsworth’s Diet and Workout Routine?

Being the God of Thunder in Thor and a fierce huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman, Chris must maintain a killer physique! I mean, even when he’s not fighting, he appears in movies as the sexy one, such as his role in the 2016 comedy fantasy Ghostbusters.

Chris’s diet usually varies depending on the role he’s playing. For example, he needs to be jacked when preparing for Thor. He says that his diet then consists primarily of endless amounts of:

  • Chicken breast
  • Steak
  • Tuna
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Avocado
  • Brown rice
  • Cottage cheese

Whereas, when the role requires him to slim down, as in In the Heart of the Sea in 2015, he follows a completely different diet. According to his personal trainer, Luke Zocchi, intermittent fasting worked wonders for him in this case.

Although the actor’s exercise routine differs from time to time, it’s almost always intense. He alternates between boxing, pool workouts, and kettlebell exercises. Chris recently shared his current workout routine, which uses only body weight and no equipment.

In the end, it’s all worthwhile because Chris Hemsworth made $150,000 for his first appearance as Thor. In fact, he has since increased his pay to $15 million per appearance, making Forbes’ top 25 list of highest-paid celebrities in 2019!

Bottom Line

Now, you know for a fact that Chris Hemsworth’s eye color is blue. His character may go through some eye color changes, but he gets to keep his signature eye color in real life.

In all cases, we are in awe of his diligence in creating such spot-on characters and can’t wait to see what he has in store for the future!


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