Chris Hemsworth temporarily withdraws from the cinema


Just a few days ago, the docuseries premiered Unlimited of Disney+ led by Chris Hemsworth. A professional project that, far from being an absolute success, has been the piece that has completely changed the life of the actor. During his filming, the Australian discovered that he had a genetic predisposition to end up suffering from Alzheimer’s that has led him to make the decision to temporarily retire from the cinema.

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky posing / Gtres

This new production is about how to reverse the natural decline that comes with time and aging, so Elsa Pataky’s husband underwent a series of genetic tests to see what the future would hold for him. What was not expected is that thanks to this he would discover her “greatest fear”. The study carried out resulted in her DNA being made up of two copies of the APOE4 geneone from his mother and one from his father, which indicates that he is at high risk of suffering Alzheimer’s. And it is that, although one in four people carries a single copy of the gene, only 2% to 3% of the population has both.

Chris Hemsworth in a photocall / Gtres
Chris Hemsworth in a photocall / Gtres

Despite the harshness of the situation, Hemsworth speaks of the finding as a blessing, because thanks to knowing it, he has been able to begin to control the risk, maintain his physical and mental health, and prevent the development of the disorder, as he has confessed to Vanity Fair. “If I didn’t have this information, I wouldn’t have made certain changes. I am grateful that I now have the tools to prepare for what may come regarding this topic”, has been sincere for the magazine.

Chris Hemsworth at the presentation of 'The Avengers' / Gtres
Chris Hemsworth at the presentation of ‘The Avengers’ / Gtres

And it is that, in addition to the fact that this program has changed his life, it has also made him see that he needs to take a break in his professional career and focus on his family. “It really triggered something in me that wanted to take some time off. And, since we finished the program, I have been completing the things that I was already contracted to do.. Now, when this tour ends this week, I’m going to go home and have a fair amount of free time and just simplify. Being with the children, being with my wife”, he explained. An experience that has also made him reflect on death and the passing of time: “Making an episode about death and facing your own mortality made me say: ‘Oh, God, I’m not ready to go yet.’ And then you start talking about kids and family and you’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, they’re getting older, they’re growing up, and I keep slapping another movie on top of another movie.

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky at a photocall / Gtres
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky at a photocall / Gtres

The actor He has acknowledged to the magazine that Disney offered him the possibility of leaving his diagnosis out of the documentary, but that he thought it appropriate to keep it for a reason: “If this is a motivator for people to take better care of themselves and also understand that there are measures that you can take, then fantastic”. Of course, Thor in fiction has clarified that this is not the end of his career, just a point and followed: “It is not that I have handed in my resignation (…) I’m going to reload now and just not be so focused in the future”. And it is that, although his passion is to act, the truth is that he no longer has the urgency or the anxiety of being in front of the cameras.


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