Chris Hemsworth is taking “time off” from acting after wrapping up the press tour for his new Disney+ docu-series “Limitless.”
The 39-year-old actor told Vanity Fair that after filming the series finale, which deals with death and dying, he decided to take a break from his career to spend time with his family. The “Thor” star shares daughter India, 10, and 8-year-old twins Tristan and Sasha, with wife Elsa Pataky, 46.
“Doing a show about death and dealing with your own death made me go, ‘Oh my God, I’m not ready to go yet,'” she said.
He continued, “I want to sit and be in this position with a great sense of calm and gratitude.”
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“And then you start talking about the kids and the family and you say, ‘Oh my God, they’re getting older, they’re growing up, and I’m just doing another movie on top of another movie.’ Before you know it, they’re 18, and they’ve moved out of the house, and I missed the window.”
The Australian native explained, “It triggered something in me to want to take some time off. And since we finished the show, I’ve been completing things that I was already contracted to do.”
“Now when I finish this tour this week, I’m going to go home, and I’m going to have a good time to relax and just take it easy. To be with the kids, to be with my wife.”
In the six-part series, Hemsworth tests his physical and mental limits as he explores how to fight aging and prolong life.
While filming the episode, Hemsworth learned that he is 8 to 10 times more likely than the average person to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
In the fifth part, he meets the long-lived doctor Dr. Peter Attia and underwent genetic testing.
“We have every blood test that a person can get,” Attia tells Hemsworth in the scene. “And you have two copies of APOE4. One set from your mother and one set from your father.”
APOE4 is a gene that has a strong relationship with the development of Alzheimer’s disease; however, not much is known about it.
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“The thought that I won’t be able to remember the life I went through, or my wife, my children, is probably my biggest fear,” “Avengers” star. He participated openly in the show.
Attia told Hemsworth, “It is my belief that if we take every possible step, we can reduce your risk to anyone else.”
The “Extraction” actor also revealed that his grandfather suffers from the disease. “She also doesn’t remember who we are, you know, her grandchildren, but also her own children, for years. It’s heartbreaking.”
In his interview with Vanity Fair, Hemsworth said that this revelation led him to make major changes in his life. He also revealed Disney+ offered to lower his test results from the show.
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“I thought, ‘No, look, if this is an incentive for people to take good care of themselves and also understand that there are steps you can take – then great,'” Hemsworth told the station.
“My concern was that I didn’t want to just fake it and over-dramatize it, and make it some kind of hokey grab for pity or whatever for entertainment.”
Caroline Thayer of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.