• Elsa Pataky has an intense new movie role
  • Pataky is married to star Chris Hemsworth
  • She shares how she prepared for the project

Elsa Pataky really pushed her body to the extreme in order to prepare for her latest project! Pataky stars in the upcoming Netflix action flick Interceptor, and she has opened up about what training for the movie was like.

Pataky says husband Chris Hemsworth helped her

Pataky said she knew from the start that the role would require a dramatic physical transformation. "Since I read the script I wanted to get into that physicality that these military women [go through]," she explained to Entertainment Tonight's Matt Cohen. Pataky shared that her husband Chris Hemsworth "had a lot of advice" for her, since the Marvel star is familiar with getting in shape for action movies.

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky attend Men In Black: International World Premiere on June 11, 2019.

The actress and model takes on the role of military captain "JJ Collins" in the movie, and shared that the preparation she underwent was pretty demanding. Along with adopting a stricter diet, Pataky said she was "probably working out every day for like an hour and a half" before her training intensified. Due to the complicated nature of her fight sequences, she revealed she trained military-style for "like three hours a day, four months before the movie."

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Pataky had to memorize hundreds of different moves for the action movie, which certainly sounds like a daunting task! Not only did the star have support from Hemsworth, who also executive produces the film— having a female stunt crew around her was also an asset! She shared that getting to see them in action "helped a lot 'cause it makes you understand how women move differently in a fight."