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Chris Hemsworth opens up on how he wants to be remembered following Alzheimer's discovery

Chris Hemsworth opens up on how he wants to be remembered following Alzheimer's discovery

The Marvel actor said his grandfather's funeral made him think about his own legacy.

Chris Hemsworth has revealed how he wants to be remembered following his discovery that he is genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease.

The Thor star, 39, recently announced that he’ll be taking a ‘good chunk of time off’ from acting after making a shocking discovery about his health while filming the National Geographic docu-series, Limitless with Chris Hemsworth.

The Aussie actor underwent a genetic test that showed he had two copies of the gene APOE4, which has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

Hemsworth is then told that he is 'eight to ten more times more likely' to develop Alzheimer's than the average person in the future.

Chris Hemsworth shared how he wants to be remembered.

His grandfather, Martin, who died recently aged 93, was diagnosed with the condition.

And the Marvel actor has since reflected on his legacy in a new interview.

The father-of-three said that he heard people talking fondly about his grandfather at his funeral and expressed his hope that the same will happen for him when he passes away.

“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 remembered, how incredibly proud he would feel,’ Hemsworth explained to British GQ.

“It made me think about my own life. And it wasn’t about career or anything. It was about being remembered as someone who was good and kind and contributed something of value.

"I certainly don’t think about the films I’m going to leave behind and how people are going to remember me in that sense.

"I hope that people think of me fondly and that I was a good person. That I was a good bloke. Like my grandpa.”

Hemsworth then said that he wants to avoid leaving a ‘pile of rubbish’ behind and added that he now takes into consideration whether any new projects are ‘worthy of his time’.

Hemsworth shares three children with his wife Elsa Pataky.

He added: “Everything has more importance now, because of the realisation that this isn’t going to last forever.”

The actor also jokingly called himself ‘unemployed’ after not working for seven months.

Hemsworth has been spending some quality time with his wife Elsa Pataky, 46, and their three children, daughter India, 10, and twin boys Tristan and Sasha, nine.

The Rush star recently reflected on some big life questions ahead of his milestone 40th birthday.

Despite approaching the big 4-0 this year, Hemsworth admitted that he doesn't feel his age.

He confessed: “I don’t think I wanna turn 40. I still feel like I’m 25 and I’ve got heaps of time.

"Now I’m like, ‘Oh, I could be halfway. More than halfway.’

“It is a lot of time. If I get there! The reality of ‘I’m not going to be here forever’ is sinking in.”

Featured Image Credit: AFF/Alamy Stock Photo / Instagram/@chrishemsworth

Topics: Celebrity, Chris Hemsworth, Health