Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth says he will take a ‘time off’ from acting after learning he has a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease. The Australian actor, who is currently promoting his Disney+ docu-series “Limitless”, told Vanity Fair magazine that after doing an episode on death and mortality, he realized the importance of spending time with his family. Happened.
“I want to sit and sit in this space with a sense of peace and gratitude. And then you start talking about kids and family and say, ‘Oh my God, they’re growing up, they’re growing up. Yes, and I keep putting another film on top of the other.’ “Before you know it, they’re 18, and they’ve moved out of the house, and I missed the window. Hemsworth said, “It really motivated me to take some time off. And since we finished the show, I’ve been completing things that I was already contracted to do.”
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The 39-year-old actor has daughter India, 10, and eight-year-old twin sons Tristan and Sasha with wife, model Elsa Pataky. He said he would go straight home after finishing the press tour for “Limitless”.
“Now that I finish this tour this week, I’m going home, and I’m going to have a good chunk of time off and just take it easy. Be with the kids, be with my wife,” he said. Told.
While filming the show, Hemsworth learned that he was 8 to 10 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than the average person.
In the show’s fifth episode, the actor is seen undergoing some genetic tests, which later revealed that he has two copies of APOE4, the gene that has the strongest association with the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
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“There was an intensity to navigating it. Most of us, we prefer to avoid talking about death in the hope that we’ll somehow escape it. We all have this belief that we’ll figure it out.
The “Thor: Love and Thunder” actor said, “Then to suddenly be told that some big indicator is actually pointing which way is going to be taken, the reality of it sinks in. Your own mortality.” “