Ray Stevenson Talks About His Thor Costume
12.11.09 by Ryan
When Punisher: War Zone's Ray Stevenson was cast as portly Asgardian warrior Volstagg in Thor, the question was how Kenneth Branagh and company were going to handle the weight discrepancy. Stevenson told Empire that a solution has been discovered: a fat suit.
It's fantastic. I've tried the suit on, and what they've done is kind of sex him up: he's sort of slimmer but rounder. He's got every bit of that Falstaffian verve and vigour, and a bit of a beer gut to suggest that enormous appetite, but he's not the sort of Weeble-shaped figure he is in the comics. He's Falstaff with muscles. I've got this amazing foam-injected undersuit that flexes with me. I can't wait!
Thor is currently in rehearsals and starts production in mid-January.