Actors constantly have to transform themselves, mentally and physically, whenever they take on new roles. We’ve seen pretty drastic transformations from actors who gain or lose a lot of weight for movie and TV roles, and it’s never not shocking to see what some dedicated stars do all in the name of a new project. It’s downright impressive sometimes. But Chris Hemsworth is the latest actor to put himself through some pretty massive physical changes for a role, and it’s kind of killing our collective crush on him. And we honestly don’t know how to feel about this.
Because Chris Hemsworth now has a pornstache. And you really need to see it to believe it. But fair warning: once you see it, you can never unsee it. The image will be seared into your memory forever.
The Thor star posted an artsy looking, black and white video to Instagram that at first seemed pretty cool, but immediately when you press play you realize that he’s about to get some gnarly new facial hair and it really doesn’t get any better from there. Because the end result is … well, it’s not great.
But it’s okay, Hemsworth hasn’t lost his mind. It turns out he’s rocking the pornstache for Drew Goddard’s mysterious new movie Bad Times at the El Royale, the first since the filmmaker’s directorial debut six years ago with Cabin in the Woods.
Starring Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Russell Crowe and Dakota Johnson, the ’60s noir thriller is set in a Lake Tahoe hotel when a bunch of mysterious people violently collide. The film marks a reunion for Hemsworth and Goddard, since he starred in Cabin in the Woods. And since he hashtagged “Dirty Mo,” that’s probably the name of his character in the new movie. With a name like that and set in the ’60s, his new pornstache certainly fits but we’re already counting down the days until production on Bad Times at the El Royale concludes and we get our normal Hemsworth back.