The reason for this decision was the result of a test that the 39-year-old actor took during the filming of the reality show «Limitless with Chris Hemsworth
»: it showed that Hemsworth has an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, as two copies of apolipoprotein E (from his father and mother) were found in his genes. The actor knows the disease firsthand, as his grandfather has this diagnosis.
Chris plans to slow down and delay the development of the disease as much as possible, taking care of physical and mental health, without losing his sense of humor.
Hemsworth also said that he has become more selective in choosing projects, in particular, when it comes to the directors he wants to work with. As an example of such a person he calls George Miller
, in whose prequel to the action movie «Mad Max: Fury Road
» he recently played. "That's where I want to spend my working hours - with someone kind, collaborative and interesting," the actor told his agent, referring to Miller.
When asked if he will return to the role of Thor, Chris says that he does not know, but he is open to interesting, fresh and unexpected ideas. The actor notes that the story of Thor needs to be completed, so it is very likely that his next reincarnation in the god of thunder will be the last.