After discovering that he had a predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease, Chris Hemsworth has stated his intention to take further time away from the entertainment world.
The “Avengers” actor, who is 39 years old, found out in an episode of his new Disney+ docuseries “Limitless” that his DNA contains two copies of the APOE4 gene. This means that the actor has an eight to ten times greater risk of developing the progressive neurologic disorder than the average person does.
In an article that was published on Thursday by Vanity Fair, Hemsworth was quoted as saying that the revelation made him want to take more time off from work so that he could be there with his family.
He said, “It really triggered something in me to want to take some time off,” adding that he is still in the midst of meeting work responsibilities he is contracted to accomplish. “It really triggered something in me to want to take some time off,” he said. “Now that I have finished this tour, I am going to go home, where I will have a significant amount of free time, and I will just try to simplify my life. Spend your time with the children and with my wife.”
The Australian actor went on to say that the experience of filming an episode of “Limitless” that dealt with the subject of death made him realize that he is “not ready to go yet.” Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky, who is 46 years old, have three children together: India, who is 10 years old, and twins Sasha and Tristan, who are 8 years old.