Poor Chris Hemsworth. Out of the wig and into the eye patch, am I right?
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In Ragnarok, Hemsworth’s Thor gets to finally ditch the long hair, but he also loses something else… his eye.
Though Hemsworth is stoked to forgo the process of having a wig affixed to his head every day he shoots a Marvel Studios film, how does he feel about wearing a cumbersome eye patch? Is he as sour about it as Samuel L. Jackson?
Hemsworth revealed to Cinemablend that the trade-off is fine by him, as his eye patch is actually entirely CG:
“It was… yeah, I remembered being… with the eye patch, the story unrolling, ‘Yeah, cool, this is interesting.’ And then the day that we put the eye patch on I was like, ‘This is ridiculous.’ The thing kept falling off, and we didn’t have the thing [gestures an eye patch strap]. So it became a CG eye patch, which I was stoked about… But I’m happy with that trade [for the wig]. It has its downsides. But the upside is that it’s an hour less in hair and makeup without the wig on.”
Hemsworth confirmed that no real eye patches were used (or harmed) in the making of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4:
“No, it’s a CG one. Just four little dots on my face! Done.”
Your day may be easier, Mr. Hemsworth, but your special effects team better be on their A-game! Adding an eye patch is easier than removing a mustache, but I remember a different DC character who wore a CG mask instead of a practical one… and that didn’t go so great (cough, cough, Green Lantern, cough, cough).
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