Chris Hemsworth the literal personification of the demi god who can conjure lightning to obliterate his foes, plays another superhero in the form of an adoring dad which is his lesser known reality. Chris, 35, is a family man at the core and spends most of his time at home with Elsa Pataky, his wife of eight years, and their kids, daughter India, 6, and twin sons, Tristan and Sasha, 4.
Despite his unending fame and the luxury to travel from LA to Australia every fortnight, deep down he is still a normal father who is trying to do his best for his kids and family. When asked about how his life has changes after fatherhood, he states
“It’s all about you before kids,” “And then you have children and you still try to hang onto that, you say ‘I am who I am’. And then it goes out the window. A lot of my decisions now are based on how things are going to affect the family. What’s the location the film shoots in? If it’s some obscure, not so attractive place, do I want to drag the family there for four months? And then there’s the question of what the role’s going to do to me? Is it going to put my head in a space that’s pretty consuming?
During one of his first auditions, Chris, 25 at that time, received lot or criticism and rejection. He was labeled as being not good enough for any role he would audition for. The Australian actor, who got his first break on iconic soap, Home and Away, proved the naysayers very wrong. Shortly after that crushing deconstruction, Hemsworth landed the part of Captain Kirk’s father in Star Trek. And the rest was history.
Chris also states that he need more superhero skills when he is around his children. He states
“They’re non-stop, active kids. The biggest thing I’ve learned by having kids is that now I know what love is. I know what frustration is. I know the full gamut of emotions, good and bad. I feel I had just scratched the surface prior.”
He further adds
“Being a father is certainly a task. But the best one that I could ever ask for. Being home, being with the family, that’s what it’s about … It makes me much more relaxed with work, because I have something that is far more important to me now.”
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