Chris Hemsworth's trainer Luke Zocchi was asked to be the newest lead of Australia's The Bachelor! But Chris isn't letting him go without a fight!
Chris Hemsworth's Trainer Luke Zocchi
Luke Zocchi is Thor actor Chris Hemsworth's personal trainer. The two actually have known each other since childhood and as they got older the pair would work out together. Luke told the Fitzy & Wippa radio show "I was an amateur fighter when I was at school and Chris used to come down to the gym and watch me spar."
The two hit it off and "After a while, we started training together. I'd be like, 'Oh, mate, you should jump in the ring!' Because he always wanted to. But even back then he was like, 'Oh, mate, I can't ruin my face, I want to get into acting." Then when Chris was getting ready for Thor: The Dark World, he asked Luke to help him get in shape.
"It was just before Easter he rang me. He said, 'What are you doing?' I told him I was just working. I'm an electrician by trade and at the time I used to run boxing circuits... He said, 'Mate, do you want to come with me to the States? It's just a six-week boot camp'. 'Yeah,' I thought. 'I'll come to the States for six weeks.'"
"We did the six weeks together and then he said, 'Come with me to my next film'. It was 'Blackhat', a Michael Mann movie. From that film, we wrapped in Kuala Lumpur, jumped on a plane, flew to London and went into a meeting with Ron Howard for 'In the Heart of the Sea'." Ever since then, Luke has been his personal trainer for all of his films.
"For each role he comes up with an image of how he wants to look. I do my research and put together a program, and then we get to work."
But when Luke was approached by Australia's The Bachelor to be the new lead, Chris was less thrilled! Luke said, "I actually did get it but I said no." Later, "I actually said it [to Chris] as a joke and he said, 'If you go on 'The Bachelor' I will fire you!'" Looks like it was easy for him to decide on whether he would take on the role or not!