Chris Hemsworth On Acting And Parenting: ‘You’ve Just Got To Roll With It’

Chris Hemsworth can be seen on the big screen again when The Huntsman: Winter’s War hits theaters on Friday, but, while his fans are being entertained in movie theaters, Hemsworth will be back on diaper duty. Chris recently talked about parenting with wife Elsa Pataky and what it takes for the two actors to keep their household running smoothly, including taking care of their children, three-year-old India Rose and their two-year-old twin sons, Sasha and Tristan.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War Actor Chris Hemsworth Opens Up About Balancing Work And Family

While it might seem easy for two successful actors to manage their parenting duties, dividing up the chores between them and finding free time to spend with their growing children, Chris Hemsworth says it’s much more complicated than it may outwardly seem. In fact, Hemsworth says it takes a bit of juggling to keep things rolling smoothly along. The Thor actor adds that prioritizing is the key.

Chris adds that he and Elsa have been fortunate in that they have been able to stay together on their individual film projects, which has allowed them to keep the family traveling together. The arrangement may not be permanent, as their film careers will certainly conflict sooner or later, but,for now, Hemsworth says they have taken full advantage of their good luck.

“I think you’ve just got to roll with it,” says Hemsworth. “It’s hard to turn down work when it’s there, because it’s a roller coaster of a business and who knows what’s going to happen around the corner. So you take it while you can, and I’ve got a great family to support me during that.”

Mr. Hemsworth says that the fact that both he and Pataky are actors and pursuing their film careers with equal levels of interest has helped them keep everything going well. Chris says that, as a couple, they support each other in their acting careers, but they also work together to keep a happy home life. Hemsworth adds that mutual support is vital to making their relationship work and to keeping their children happy.

A Busy Chris Hemsworth Makes Time For Charity

While Chris and Elsa have their hands full between family and work, Mr. Hemsworth is still willing to carve out time for charitable events, as seen when he teamed up with IfOnly to benefit the Australia Childhood Foundation. To help support the cause, Chris agreed to be a date for a lucky winner and friend for the premiere screening of The Huntsman: Winter’s War.

“You and your friend will meet at my hotel and we will ride in the limo together to the premiere of The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” Hemsworth stated in an Instagram post, revealing that the winners would also be meeting the rest of the cast.

The proceeds from the contest, which asks for donations as little as $10, will be used to provide counseling to children who have been rescued from neglectful or abusive homes.

Mr. Hemsworth credits his own parents for instilling in him the importance of doing something good with one’s resources and he hopes that he can inspire his own children to give to charity, as they grow. Chris says he tries to lead by example.

“My parents gave us a loving and supporting environment to grow up in, which gave us the confidence to go out and chase crazy dreams like being an actor,” Hemsworth said. “A lot of kids don’t have that support, and so I think providing my kids with a similar environment to what we grew up in gives them that confidence and allows them to become happy, healthy people.”

Next up for Chris Hemsworth will be Thor: Ragnarok, which also stars Tom Hiddleston and Jaimie Alexander and is scheduled for a November 3, 2017 release.

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