Chris Hemsworth has opened up about his desire to be remembered after his death, especially since he recently discovered his genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease.
In an interview with British GQ magazine, the Australian actor, 39, shared his thoughts on how he would like to be remembered based on his experience with the loss of his grandfather Martin to Alzheimer’s at the age of 83.
Reflecting on his grandfather’s funeral, Hemsworth expressed his admiration for the way people spoke fondly of Martin and expressed his hope for a similar sentiment when his own time comes.
“My uncle specifically said, ‘he’s remembered as a good bloke’. And if he knew, or if someone told him that’s how he would be remembered, how incredibly proud he would feel,” the Thor star revealed.
During the interview, Hemsworth also mentioned his current break from work, jokingly referring to himself as “unemployed.” Instead, he has been focusing on spending quality time with his wife Elsa, 46, and their three children—daughter India, 10, and twin boys Tristan and Sasha, nine.
It was during the filming of the docuseries “Limitless,” where Hemsworth tested his physical endurance, that he discovered his genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s.
The actor had undergone bloodwork for the show, which revealed that he is “between eight and 10 times” more likely to develop the disease compared to the general population. This is due to being one of the rare individuals, comprising only two to three percent of the population, with two copies of the APOE4 gene.