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Reason for acting break is family, not Alzheimer's risk, says Chris Hemsworth

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Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth recently announced that he is going to take a break from acting to spend time with family. The decision was speculated to be taken after he was diagnosed with genetic factors that increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Now, the actor has rebuffed the rumours and clarified that the decision was taken because he wishes to spend time with his family.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, he said: "It all got a little sort of blown out of proportion. I wanted to take off because I've been working for 10 years, and I've got three kids that I want to spend more time with." However, he added that the diagnosis made him realise that life is just flying by and it made him want to be still for long periods and more often.

The 39-year-old is married to Elsa Pataky. The couple have three kids - 11-year-old daughter India and nine-year-old twins Sasha and Tristan.

"The information about the predisposition allowed me to make all the changes - whether it be nutrition, my training, my mental fitness. Which is the point of the series. The whole point for me was to give people access to tools, knowledge, and information on how to live a better, longer, healthier life," he added.

The actor became popular for playing Nordic god Thor in Marvel Cinematic Universe. About his career, he said he is at a more comfortable point to make choices. "I've been running from project to project for a long time, just to avoid being unemployed or that fear that it's the last job you'll get, you know? I wanna be more curated about the choices I make, things I immerse myself in or I'm involved in. I want to have greater value and work with great people." He will be next seen in Extraction 2, the sequel to the hit Netflix film Extraction.

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