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“He wanted nothing to do with it”: Why Thor 4 Star Chris Hemsworth Banned Wife Elsa Pataky From Posing Naked For Playboy

The world has been buzzing to its core awaiting the launch of Chris Hemsworth’s fourth Thor installment — Thor: Love and Thunder. Amid the hubbub of the movie promotion, the actor has struck a perfect work-life balance and it’s evident in the fact that he prioritizes his family the most he can.

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky at the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky at the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok

The latest news picked up by paparazzi on the grapevine suggests his better half, Elsa Pataky was approached by the infamous Playboy magazine for a photo shoot which she had to turn down.

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Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky Filmography

The Spanish model and actress Elsa Pataky has been married to Hollywood star, Chris Hemsworth for dedicated 12 years. The latter shot to global fame following his debut as MCU Norse god, Thor Odinson in the 2011 film Thor. Since then, he has been featured as the superhero character in a number of MCU projects, including the upcoming fourth titular hero movie, Thor: Love and Thunder.

Elsa Pataky and husband, Chris Hemsworth
Elsa Pataky and husband, Chris Hemsworth

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Elsa Pataky is no less qualified in her own rights. She started her career as a model and then made it big in Hollywood via the Fast and Furious franchise. She has now starred in Fast Five (2011), Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), and The Fate of the Furious (2017). Her latest movie, Interceptor launched on Netflix in May 2022.

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Chris Hemsworth Refuses Wife’s Playboy Magazine Photo Shoot

As a professional, Elsa Pataky had already been one of the highest-paid models in the industry before Playboy approached her. Having appeared on magazine covers like Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Hola, Women’s Health, and Vanidades, her contributions were numerous within the Spanish cultural sphere.

Elsa Pataky
Elsa Pataky was approached by Playboy

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However, now that Playboy wants to feature her, she faces a hurdle in terms of balancing her family and professional life. A source close to the model says:

“She said it would be a great career move, but Chris wanted nothing to do with the conversation. He said it would be inappropriate for a woman with such young children to pose naked.”

The couple is now parents to their three children — India Rose, Sasha, and Tristan Hemsworth.

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Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with almost 500 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works. If she’s not writing or painting, Diya can often be found in tattoo parlors across Delhi or on rooftops at 3 am listening to music.