Chris Hemsworth gets serious on the cover of Parade magazine alongside Ron Howard, the director of his upcoming film In The Heart of The Sea.
The 32-year-old actor opened up in the mag’s latest issue about family and reveals the happiest moment of his life. Here’s what he had to share with the mag:
On why he and actress wife Elsa Pataky moved to Australia with their children: “In the space of three years, we had our kids and simultaneously my career was happening, and everything changed. We’d leave the house and there would be six paparazzi out in front. In L.A., more than anywhere else in the world, paparazzi are everywhere, 24/7. We felt suffocated. The agitation you feel from the paparazzi rippled in the house.”
On life in Australia: “It’s just a quiet little surf town with a lot of farming, an hour and a half outside of Melbourne. There are other things in my life now—family, kids. I don’t want to have to be in the position where I care if the phone stops ringing. I’m OK about potentially not acting. That just may be me trying to convince myself in case it does happen, but I’ve always been weirdly aware of that.”
On ‘the happiest moment’ of his life: “Last week, we were in the car driving somewhere and my little girl was in the back seat with me. I was really tired, and I leaned over and I put my head on her lap… And she started patting my head and singing a song through her pacifier… There’s the idea that we as parents spend all this time protecting our children. No, I think they’re protecting us. Sitting in the car with my head on her lap and her singing to me, there was this understanding of, ‘Wow she’s looking after Dad, and that’s her job.’ You know? And that was such a joy. Oh, there’s nothing better! It was the happiest moment of my life.”
Also pictured: Chris and his In The Heart of The Sea co-star Tom Holland stopping by El Hormigeuro on Thursday (December 3) in Madrid, Spain.
FYI: Chris is wearing Tod’s boots on the show.