Chris Hemsworth is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood these days. He is perhaps best known for playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also balances a huge career with his wife, actress and model Elsa Pataky, and his three children.
In an interview with GQ, Hemsworth talked about what it’s like being a dad and one of Hollywood’s most sought after actors:
I do wonder sometimes, if we hadn’t met, what my career would look like. Have I made decisions based on that? How has that influenced me?
He went on:
There’s times when I’ve thought, ‘Wow, because having kids is more important to me, some of my roles have suffered.’ There’s definitely a couple of films I could’ve put way more energy into but I was like, ‘No, I’d rather be with my kids.’
He said he doesn’t regret having a family but is aware of the choices he must make:
It can’t be a truly individual, selfish endeavor but we still need to take care of our own. Now my identity is another team, another community – the community being the family. You have to adapt and be malleable.
His wife, Elsa Pataky, has also spoken about this in an interview with Elle Australia:
I think any time you start a family without knowing each other that much, it can be complicated. He was very young to be starting a family, and at the same time he was juggling that with his career and it was sometimes difficult, there was so much going on. But he was always trying to be the best dad and has never failed to make me feel like his family is the most important thing to him and [going through that] is how we’ve become so strong together.
Despite raising a family, the actor shows no signs of slowing down. His upcoming film Bad Times at the El Royale is due out in theaters next week.
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) October 3, 2018
People are stoked for it.
— ⚡Ｔｈｏｒ⚡ (@GodKingThunder) October 3, 2018
Looks so good! Can't wait to see the film especially the very gorgeous Billy Lee!! ❤️
— juliek (@juliekszton) October 3, 2018
— LovelyDakota (@unicornio303) October 3, 2018
Can’t wait to see it! Great cast too
— Donna Abear (@lifesabear) October 3, 2018
i’m so excited for this film !!! i’m going to see it for my birthday !!!
— sarah (@mjclnirs) October 3, 2018
Some were rooting for him come awards season.
AND OSCAR GOES TO YOU I LOVE U pic.twitter.com/iG1yQG7fhP
— fe (@hemsproud) October 3, 2018
ITS YOURS YOU DESERVE IT pic.twitter.com/QMpLHysOdt
— thor 211 days to A4 (@hemswortx) October 3, 2018
And, of course, there was a whole lot of swooning.
— Abhishek (@ItsAbhishekIND) October 3, 2018
I’m so excited to see a bunch of Chris no shirt scenes! Yessssss! Lol
— ⚔⚓️Captain LøVë ⚓️⚔ (@dezilou88) October 3, 2018
— Vanessa (@iAthena0) October 3, 2018
We came for the eye candy. We stayed for the acting.