Chris Hemsworth has revealed that the future of his acting career received less attention when he received word of his ‘high risk’ of Alzheimer’s.
He was the Marvel star who was filming his Infinite documentary series when an urgent off-camera conversation was requested, he told Vanity Fair.
He says the show is about aging and reversing the “natural decline” that comes with getting older, so get a thorough health check on camera.
“The plan is to be on camera telling me all the results and then talk about how you can improve this and that.”
He revealed the doctor said, “I don’t want to tell him this in front of the camera. We need to have a side chat and see if he wants this on the show.
Chris told Vanity Fair about the ‘diagnosis’ and how likely he was to have Alzheimer’s.
“If you look at the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, the benefit of taking preventive steps is that it affects the rest of your life.
“When you’re at risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, whatever – it’s all about sleep management, stress management, nutrition, movement, fitness.
“It’s all the same stuff that needs to be applied consistently.”
The Thor actor said this is not his “resignation” but that he will take the time to focus on other parts of his life.
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He said the decision was motivated by the warning and the realization that his children were growing up while he was “putting film on film”.
“It really stimulated something in me that wanted to take some time off,” he said.
Chris is best known for playing Thor in the Marvel franchise. He is the brother of actor Liam Hemsworth.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/chris-hemsworth-puts-pause-on-acting-career-due-to-genetic-predisposition-to-alzheimers-42160515.html Chris Hemsworth pauses acting career due to ‘genetic predisposition’ to Alzheimer’s disease