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 final episode of the series, which centers on mortality and death, 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 twin sons Tristan and Sasha with his wife Elsa Pataky (46).
“Doing an episode about death and facing your own mortality made me go, ‘Oh God, I’m not ready to go yet,'” he said.
He continued, “I want to sit and be in this space with a greater sense of stillness and gratitude.”
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“And then you start talking about kids and family and say, ‘Oh my God, they’re getting older, they’re growing up, and I keep slapping 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 really triggered something in me to want to take some time off. And since we’ve finished the show, I’ve finished the things I’m already contracted to do.”
“Now when I’m done with this tour this week, I’m going to go home, and I’m going to have a good chunk of time off and just simplify. Be with the kids, be with my wife.”
In the six-part series, Hemsworth tests his physical and mental limits as he investigates how to combat aging and extend life.
While filming the show, Hemsworth learned that he was 8 to 10 times more likely than the average individual to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
In the fifth episode he meets the long-lived doctor Dr. Peter Attia and undergoes a series of genetic tests.
“We have every blood test one can get,” Attia tells Hemsworth on the show. “And you have two copies of APOE4. One set from your mother and one set from your father.”
APOE4 is the gene that has the strongest correlation with the development of Alzheimer’s disease; however, not much is known about it.
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“The idea that I won’t be able to remember the life I lived, or my wife, my children, is probably my biggest fear,” the “Avengers” star candidly shared in the episode.
Attia told Hemsworth, “It’s my belief that if we take every possible step, we can reduce your risk to that of anyone else.”
The “Extraction” actor also revealed that his grandfather suffers from the disease. “He also doesn’t remember who we are, you know, his grandchildren, but also even his own children, for years. It’s heartbreaking.”
In his interview with Vanity Fair, Hemsworth said that this revelation led him to make significant changes in his life. He also revealed that Disney+ offered to cut his test scores from the episode.
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“I thought, ‘No, look, if this is a motivator for people to take better care of themselves and also understand that there are steps you can take – then that’s fantastic,'” Hemsworth told the outlet said.
“My concern was that I just didn’t want to manipulate it and overdramatize it, and turn it into a kind of hokey grab for empathy or whatever for entertainment.”
Caroline Thayer of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.