Chris Hemsworth is on the cover of the February 2015 issue of GQ Australia, where he discusses Hollywood success and his family. He is currently starring in the film Blackhat.
On Hollywood success not bringing happiness: “You get to Hollywood, you achieve something and then you realize, ‘Shit, it didn’t actually bring me the happiness I thought it was going to. It didn’t fix anything. Look, I mean I don’t wake up, look in the mirror and go, ‘Yep, all is perfect.'”
On the critical success of Rush: “Everything shifted for me after Rush. It wasn’t as financially successful as other things I’d done, but it gave me more movement, more options, more doors opening, more meetings. All of a sudden, it’s, ‘Oh, wow! You’re an actor!'”
On the superficiality of Hollywood: “It’s bulls–t. I remember how differently people treated me when things went well. Some directors and producers who never gave a shit—at best, they’d have given me a sideways glance. Next time I saw them, they’re my best friend. That’s gross.” Hemsworth added that he “got more calls and emails” about succeeding Adam Levine as People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” than he ever received “about any film.”
On his family: “When I’m with my kids, and someone is scaring my kids — which is what they’ll do — that gets me fired up. The hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I get hot. I get flustered. And in the States, they’re there, 24/7, at the gate, six feet away when you take out the rubbish.” He says he doesn’t mean to complain, “But at the same time, ‘Get fucked!’ Nah, mate, you don’t have the right to do that. I don’t give a fuck what anyone says — you’re not a bonus to my career. You start to think of it as the norm, that this is how people are — and that’s the danger. If this is life, I’m not raising my kids like this.”
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