Chris Hemsworth on how leaving his kids for work gets harder every time…
Extraction star Chris Hemsworth has revealed in an interview to GQ Australia about what keeps him motivated to be the best dad ever. We all know him as a superlative actor, but Chris feels that he wants to be a successful dad as well.
In the interview, Chris revealed that it was the harsh reality of his childhood that has ensured that he works hard to provide for his children. The Hemsworths struggled with their finances. "We had grown up with very little money," Hemsworth said. "My parents struggled with bills and financial pressures and I thought if I'm an actor, I can get us out of it, I can take care of my family."
Starting from humble beginnings, Hemsworth has made his way up as an actor and as one of the highest-paid stars in the world thanks to his starring role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies since 2011. He has been married to Elsa Pataky for almost a decade. The actor mentions that the fact that he has to constantly leave his children (twin sons Sasha and Tristan, and daughter India Rose) for work breaks his heart.
"Every job I'd take, every time I'd go off on these extended trips, it got harder and harder," he told the GQ Australia. "For a little while you don't think the kids' notice and then you realize they do. I absolutely want to continue to make films that I'm proud of, but that can also wait.”
"Now what's more important is my kids are at an age I don't want to miss,” he added. “And I'd hate to look back in 20 years and go, 'Right, let's get to work as a parent' and I've missed it all."
At the moment, the actor is grateful that he’s spending the quarantine with family at their home in Australia, and apparently he is struggling to aid the kids with their school work. “I’m failing miserably,” he says.
Earlier this week, Hemsworth has mentioned that his upcoming film Thor: Love and Thunder has an insane script. The film has obviously been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic but is still expected to hit theatres sometime next year. The film is directed by Taika Waititi (who also helmed Thor: Ragnarok) and Hemsworth claims that it is one of Waititi’s best works.