no limits with Chris Hemsworth is a documentary series sponsored by National Geographic that, as its title indicates, has Chris Hemsworth as protagonist. The Australian actor, who recently premiered Thor: Love and Thunder, leads a format already available in the Disney+ catalog that aims to investigate the endurance of the body and how aging can take its toll on it, so that Hemsworth has to go through multiple tests… both physical and emotional. In the fifth episode of the series he performs some tests, and these show that his genetic code shows a willingness to suffer from Alzheimer’s. The documentary faithfully narrates Hemsworth’s reaction, since this was not foreseen by any script and we see the actor facing “his biggest fear”.Hemsworth, 39, owns two samples of the gene APOE4One from his mother and one from his father. This gene is linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s: generally one in four people carry one sample, and only 2-3% of the population have both. With Hemsworth, it is also the case that her grandfather suffers from Alzheimer’s, so it is a real risk that has caused her to start taking her career in a different way, as she has told Vanity Fair. For example, he no longer wants to work with directors he doesn’t feel comfortable with (he raves about George Millerwhich has directed him in furious) and considers that after Thor: Love and Thunder it only makes sense to make one more God of Thunder movie. He has also decided to take a break from acting, after the intense experience of making Limitless. Although it is not at all an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the moment he finds out is very shocking, and those responsible for the series had doubts about even keeping it in the final cut. “I was very concerned about not manipulating it or over-dramatizing it, and making it kind of a source of empathy, or whatever, for entertainment”. Now Hemsworth, however, takes this finding as a blessing: knowing it so far in advance will allow him to take measures to control the risk, while taking care of his physical and mental health.
“The show, which was initially an exploration of longevity and of course meant to be fun, became even more important to me, even more moving than I ever thought it would be”says Hemsworth. “It was a good catalyst to dive into what I needed to do to prevent it. It’s not a decisive gene, but it’s a strong clue. Ten years ago I think it was considered more decisive”. Once finished, the actor has proposed to spend more time with his wife, Elsa Pataky, and with his children. “Since we finished the series I have been completing my other commitments”get moving.“When the tour is over this week I will go home and spend a good season resting. To be with my children, to be with my wife.”, confirm. For now it is not known if Hemsworth will have to resume the character of Thor for the future diptych of avengers (The Kang Dynasty Y Secret Wars) although it is certain that we will see him in the prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road that has linked you to Anya Taylor-Joy. George Miller’s film opens on May 24, 2023.Do you want to be up-to-date with all the new movies and series? Sign up for our newsletter.