Chris Hemsworth to take break from acting after learning high risk of developing Alzheimer's
The actor portrayed Thor in Marvel films
Actor Chris Hemsworth, who essayed the character of Thor in Marvel films, will be taking a break from acting for health reasons as the actor recently revealed that he is genetically predisposed with Alzheimer's disease.
In an episode in Limitless, the actor was quoted as saying, "It’s not a pre-deterministic gene, but it is a strong indication. Ten years ago, I think it was more thought of as determinant. It’s not like I’ve been handed my resignation."
"It really triggered something in me to want to take some time off. And since we finished the show, I’ve been completing the things I was already contracted to do. Now when I finish this tour this week, I’m going home and I’m going to have a good chunk of time off and just simplify. Be with the kids, be with my wife," he added.
Limitless is a six episode TV show where the actor is seen exploring the full potential of human body, with part of the show focussing on science of longevity. However, when the streamer gave an option to remove the parts of the show where the actor is diagnosed with the disease, Chris turned down.
"Look, if this is a motivator for people to take better care of themselves and also understand that there are steps you can take—then fantastic. My concern was I just didn’t want to manipulate it and overdramatize it and make it into some sort of hokey grab at empathy or whatever for entertainment,” said Hemsworth