Chris Hemsworth told Vanity Fair that he intends to take some time off when his press tour for the Disney+ series “Limitless” concludes. Hemsworth meets with a doctor in the fifth episode of the series, and it is discovered that the “Thor” star has a hereditary tendency to Alzheimer’s disease. “His composition includes two copies of the gene APOE4, one from his mother and the other from his father, which studies have linked to an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease,” Vanity Fair says.
Despite his claim that “it’s not like I’ve been given my resignation,” Hemsworth is now eight- to ten times more likely to get the condition. Hemsworth’s grandfather is now suffering from Alzheimer’s.
“I’m not sure he recalls anything anymore,” Hemsworth remarked, “and he slides in and out of Dutch, which is his native tongue.” “He’ll be speaking [in] Dutch and English, followed by a mash-up and perhaps some new terms.”
In terms of his personal inclination, Hemsworth stated, “It’s not a pre-deterministic gene, but it’s a strong hint.” I believe it was regarded as decisive ten years ago.
Shooting “Limitless” not only revealed Hemsworth’s hereditary proclivity for Alzheimer’s disease but also led to the actor meeting with death doulas for the series finale and facing the end of his life. All of these events, according to Hemsworth, motivated him to take a break from acting.
“It triggered something in me that made me want to take some time off,” Hemsworth stated. “And since the performance was over, I’ve been finishing up the things I had promised to do.”
“Now, after I end this tour this week, I’m going home and taking some time off to simply simplify,” he continued. “Be with the kids and my wife.”
Hemsworth has already completed filming on films such as Netflix’s “Extraction 2” and George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” prequel “Furiosa.” The actor stated that Disney offered him a version of “Limitless” without the diagnosis, but he refused.
“Look, if this is an incentive for people to take better care of themselves and also recognize that there are actions you can take, then terrific,” Hemsworth remarked. “My worry was that I didn’t want to twist it, overdramatize it, and turn it into some sort of corny grab at empathy or something for entertainment.”
“Limitless” is now available to watch on Disney+.