Will “Thor” shelve his career?
Chris Hemsworth said he slowed down but did not retire after learning that he was at very high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
But Tinseltown insiders say its schedule is starting to look very clear in the not-too-distant future.
The Australian actor has four upcoming projects – including reprising the character of “Thor” in an upcoming “Avengers” sequel and an unnamed Hulk Hogan biography. However, one source said after these projects, “she doesn’t plan to take on many roles because [learning about his high risk for] Alzheimer’s.”
While Hemsworth told Vanity Fair he “didn’t talk about retiring at all,” an insider says he seems to be heading in that direction.
Hemsworth, 39, discovered his high risk of contracting the disease while filming the National Geographic and Disney+ documentary series “Limitless.”
He recently talked about gloss “intensity. [of] scrolling through the test results last November, stressing that it’s not a diagnosis – just a sign that neurodegenerative disease is more likely in the future than most people.
“Most of us avoid talking about death,” he said. “Then it was suddenly said that some big indicators were actually pointing. This As the way to come true, his reality collapses. Your own mortality.”
Hemsworth said that learning that he was “eight to 10 times more likely” to fight Alzheimer’s “triggered something in me to want to take some time off.”
“I was already completing the things I was contracted to do,” he said, adding that he planned to “go home and … have a good time and just simplify.” Be with the children, be with my wife.”
Hemsworth shares three children with his wife, Elsa Pataky, India (10) and twins Tristan and Sasha (9). A representative for the actor did not comment, she said.