The Australian actor learned while participating in the National Georgraphic documentary, Limitlesson the effects of aging, that he was genetically predisposed to have Alzheimer’s disease.
It wasn’t a total surprise, but the information shook Chris Hemsworth’s life. The Australian actor, who took part in the National Geographic documentary series Limitlesson the limits of the human body and the effects of ageing, discovered on this occasion that he carried a gene which predisposed him to have Alzheimer’s disease.
Chris Hemsworth, whose grandfather has Alzheimer’s, says in the documentary what he discovered was “his greatest fear”. Although it is not a definitive diagnosis, as he explains in an interview with Vanity Fairsimply the presence of a gene that multiplies the risk of being affected by the disease.
“It really triggered something in me that made me want to take some time off,” he explains again, pointing out that since the end of the documentary, he has “completed the projects for which he was under contract” .
The actor has no other plan for the time being than to return home and spend time with his wife and children.
“When I finish this tour this week, I’ll be going home and taking a lot of my time off to make my life easier,” he added. “Being with the kids, being with my wife”.
While Disney, which co-produces Limitless offered to delete the sequence in which he learns of the existence of this gene, the actor refused, preferring to maintain it and make it a prevention tool.
“Look, if that can motivate people to take better care of themselves and understand that there’s action to be taken, then that’s fantastic,” he also told Vanity Fair.
The actor revealed by his role of Thor in 2011, lives in Byron Bay, south of Brisbane, on the east coast of Australia. he is married to Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, with whom he has three children.
His last movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, was released last July. He finished filming the sequel to Tyler Rake for Netflix, and the prequel to Mad Max Fury Road, Furiosa, by George Miller. He can therefore allow himself a few holidays.