Thor: The Dark World star Chris Hemsworth graces the cover of Details magazine’s November 2013 issue and opens up about balancing his red hot career and family life with wife Elsa Pataky and their 1-year-old daughter India.
On focusing on family: “I’ve been working solidly for a couple of years now, to the point where I have to slow down and spend some time with my family. You spend so long having your hand up, saying, ‘C’mon, c’mon—pick me!,’ there’s a fear of saying no to things. It’s bred into you. I get sh*t sent to me and I think, ‘I should probably just take this.’ But now I try to say, ‘Hold on—do you even like it?’ I do have a little control now. That’s the transition—I’m not at the mercy of someone else so much.”
On working hard in Hollywood: “(Jokingly) I paid my way in. My family’s in the Mafia. A couple of threats and bunch of cash goes a long way. I’ve worked my ass off over the years, but I can’t help but see that, relatively speaking, it all has been rather quick.”
On not over sharing with directors: “I worked with plenty of directors who are like, ‘Yeah, but what’s in there? Tell me about that time . . .’ And I’m like, ‘Listen, there is something in there, but I ain’t gonna tell you and exploit it.’ I hold that stuff pretty close. We all like the drama of the wildest personalities, but I’m not going to invent something to wallow in just to make me sound interesting.”
For more from Chris, go to Details…