Chris Hemsworth has been in the Hollywood industry for more than a decade. The Hollywood star made his first appearance on the big screen with Star Trek and went on to be the God of Thunder under the MCU. Not just the film industry, the Thor actor has also made a name for himself in the health and fitness segment. He launched his health and fitness application Centr in 2019 and sold it to Mark Bezos in 2022. However, the Extraction star is still the face of Centr and regularly shares updates related to the platform.
Hemsworth was recently featured in National Geographic’s Limitless. While working on the show, he went through a battery of genetic tests. He shared that what he discovered after this test was his biggest fear. In his interview with Vanity Fair, the Australian star shared how he plans to deal with the risk and manage his career with it.
Chris Hemsworth Discovered His Biggest Fear During Limitless
Chris Hemsworth was last seen on the big screen in Thor: Love and Thunder. Following Love and Thunder, the Spiderhead star is featured in Limitless With Chris Hemsworth. With his new show, he is testing his limits by going outside his comfort zone.
Each episode represents him facing new life-threatening difficulties, as the Endgame star trains his mind to overcome anxiety. In episode five of Limitless, he discovered that his DNA contains two copies of the gene APOE4.
APOE4 increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Not just that the gene can cause it to trigger at an earlier age, but having two copies of the gene increases the risk two- to threefold. According to a 2021 study by the National Institutes of Health, only 2 to 3% of the population have both copies.
He said “Yeah, it’s like one in a thousand people…or one in 10,000. I can’t remember. But eight to 10 times more likely.” “Since you told me that, I feel like my memory’s getting worse. It’s a placebo effect—or it’s taking place!” Hemsworth shared.
In episode five of Limitless, the 39-year-old actor discusses how this can impact his life and career. And how he plans to continue working with the disease.
Chris Hemsworth is Planning to Take a Break From Acting
After discovering that he might have a higher chance of having Alzheimer’s in the future, the Star Trek actor decided to spend more time with his family. “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,” Chris Hemsworth said.
He then shared that working on Limitless made him realize that he’s not ready to go yet. Talking about his kids and family, the Ghostbusters star shared, “Oh my God, they’re getting older, they’re growing up and I keep slapping another movie on top of another movie.”
He said soon they would be 18 and starting their own life. Although he made sure he is not planning his retirement he will take a short break as soon as he finishes his ongoing projects.
Chris Hemsworth is set to appear in two upcoming films, Extraction 2 and Furiosa. His next film to release will be the sequel to the 2020 Netflix film Extraction. Extraction 2 is set to release in 2023. The official release date of the film is not available yet.
Limitless with Chris Hemsworth is available to stream on Disney+.