It seems Chris Hemsworth has had enough of playing the Almighty Thor, admitting he got “sick” of playing the character.
This comes after he recently shared he was ‘taking a huge step back’ from acting following a shock diagnosis.
The thirty-nine-year-old star is known for his roles in blockbusters such as Thor: Love And Thunder, Rush and Snow White And The Huntsman. However, he has revealed that he is planning to take a step back from roles of this kind following a recent health scare.
Now, Hemsworth is one of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs, but as an Australian native, his road to stardom wasn’t totally straightforward.
The Ghostbusters actor actually got his first big break on the iconic Aussie show Home and Away, where he played a character called Kim Hyde. Overall, he appeared in a whopping 171 episodes of the show before he moved on from the show in 2007.
He first rocked onto the movie scene less than 2 years later in 2009 when he bagged himself a small part in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek.
After that, the star’s rise was unstoppable, and it wasn’t long before he managed to get cast in his most iconic role as Marvel’s legendary superhero Thor. From there, Hemsworth’s career blossomed as he spread his wings and nabbed roles in everything from Blackhat to Men In Black: International.
Outside of his movie career, Hemsworth is also known for being a family man, having married model Elsa Pataky back in 2010. The pair have one daughter together, named India Rose (b. 2012), and twin sons called Sasha and Tristan (b. 2014).
In Hemsworth’s latest project, a documentary series called Limitless, he revealed something tragic that has led to him making the decision to step back from his movie career and spend more time focussing on his beloved family.
The star discovered that he is high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease after revealing that his grandfather was suffering from the degenerative condition. Per Page Six, a source revealed that, as a result, the star “doesn’t plan to take on many roles.”
“Most of us, we like to avoid speaking about death,” he told Vanity Fair. “Then to all of a sudden be told some big indicators are actually pointing to this as the route which is going to happen, the reality of it sinks in. Your own mortality.”
However, he also revealed to the magazine that he is “not talking about retiring by any means.”
But his recent health scare isn’t the only reason we might not see him as the mighty Thor any time soon…
In a recent interview with GQ, the star said that although he has liked giving Thor new depths over the years, there have also been times when he has grown weary of portraying the Marvel superhero.
“I love the experience. I love the fact that I’ve been able to do something fairly different throughout the process,” he said. “‘Thor’ 1 and 2 were their own thing, ‘Thor’ 3 and 4 were a very different feel…”
He added: “And then even ‘Avengers,’ the ‘Lebowski’ Thor, the ‘Infinity War’ Thor, due to different directors and, I think, mostly my own need to do something different. You know, I got sick of the character pretty quick every couple of years.”
“If I was going to do something again, it would have to be tonally different,” said the Australian actor. “And we’d have to do something very drastic to keep people on their toes. Otherwise, it’s just the fatigue of those characters and those films, where people are like, ‘I’ve seen it.’”
Despite this, he did say he was excited to see “what they have to offer creatively, if there is something new” for Thor, but said: “I really wanna do some other stuff for a while.”