After “sprinting” for over 10 years, actor Chris Hemsworth is ready to slow down. The actor announced in a new interview with Vanity Fair that he will be taking “some time off” after the reveal while filming his Disney+ original series no limits He has a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease.
This revelation was the strongest of a series of moments during production that forced the actor to confront the “reality” of his own death. “It really sparked something in me for wanting to take time off. Since we finished the show, I’ve been completing things I’ve already been contracted to do,” Hemsworth revealed. “Now when I finish this [press] For this week’s tour, I’m going home and I’m going to have a good part of the vacation and just plain simpler. Be with the children, be with my wife.”
Hemsworth’s medical reveal comes in the fifth episode of no limits, which debuted in full on Disney+ on Wednesday. The details of the diagnosis, according to Vanity Fair, are as follows: “His makeup includes two copies of the APOE4 gene, one from his mother, the other from his father, which studies have linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. One in four people carries one copy of the gene, but 2 to Only 3% of the population has both, according to a 2021 National Institutes of Health study.
Hemsworth stressed in the interview that he was not given a “hard diagnosis” of Alzheimer’s disease, even if the double repeat of APOE4 was indeed a “cause of concern,” explaining that “it’s not like I’ve had to quit” from acting. However, the actor, whose grandfather suffers from the disease that progressively affects memory, is now 8 to 10 times more likely to have it.
He noted during the Vanity Fair interview that Disney had discussed with him the idea of omitting his diagnosis from no limits, although in the end he insisted that this be reflected in the final cut. “Look, if this is a motivator for people to take better care of themselves and also understand that there are steps you can take — then great,” he said. “My concern was that I didn’t want to manipulate and overly dramatize it, make it some kind of sympathy obsession or something else to entertain.”
The other silver lining in revealing Alzheimer’s to Hemsworth is that he can now take tangible “preventive steps”, being more mindful of his sleep, fitness, nutrition and stress levels to reduce the likelihood that he will one day develop the disease. “For me, the positivity of that was like, ‘Well, if I didn’t know this [Alzheimer’s] Information, I wouldn’t have made the changes I made,” the actor said. “I wasn’t aware of any of that, so now I feel grateful that I have in my arsenal some kind of tool to best prepare myself and prevent things from happening that way.”
The Hesmworth series created by Darren Aronofsky for Disney+ tests new scientific research that shatters conventional wisdom about the human body, offering fascinating insights into how we can all unlock our bodies’ superpowers to fight disease, achieve better functioning and even reverse the aging process. This science is put to the test by Hemsworth, who, despite being in peak superhero status, is on a personal mission to learn how to extend our health, strength, and intellect into later years.
The actor recently reprized his role in the MCU as ox for Thor: Love and Thunder It will then appear in Mad Max prefix Angry And Netflix’s extraction 2 Projects he has already produced. It is not yet clear how long his professional hiatus will last.
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