Chris Hemsworth Reveals the Depressing Truth About His Success in Hollywood

Chris Hemsworth GQ CoverChris Hemsworth has exploded onto the Hollywood scene in the past few years, even winning the title of People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2014. But the Australian actor recently admitted in an interview that it isn't everything he thought it would be.


The Thor: The Dark World actor told GQ Australia's February 2015 issue that it's not the success of his acting career that makes him happy -- it's his family.

"You get to Hollywood, you achieve something and then you realize, 'S--t, it didn't actually bring me the happiness I thought it was going to. It didn't fix anything," the 31-year-old confessed. "Look, I mean I don't wake up, look in the mirror and go, 'Yep, all is perfect.'"

He said that he first realized he had a career in acting after the small film Rush. He revealed, "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!'"

Since then, Hemsworth has been in big budget productions like Thor and The Avengers. Even though he's become a mega-successful actor, he thinks the movie industry is incredibly superficial.

"It's bulls--t. I remember how differently people treated me when things went well. Some directors and producers who never gave a s--t—at best, they'd have given me a sideways glance. Next time I saw them, they're my best friend," he admitted. "That's gross."

He also dished that he got more calls after being named People's "Sexiest Man Alive" than he ever got over "about any film" he's ever done.

Hemsworth said that his family is what brings him a sense of purpose, and he hopes that his own fame won't affect his kids too much. "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 continued, expressing his determination that it won't affect how he raises his kids. "But at the same time, 'Get f--ked!' Nah, mate, you don't have the right to do that. I don't give a f--k 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."

Good for him! I think just recognizing that the Hollywood life is crazy, and raising his kids to value family over fame and fortune, means they're going to turn out all right.

Do you think Chris Hemsworth has the right idea when it comes to happiness, Hollywood, and family?


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