Chris Hemsworth is not exactly cool in the eyes of his children.
Chris Hemsworth is arguably the coolest character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he couldn't be any less cool to his kids.
The on-screen Thor spoke to GQ Australia, where he opened up about becoming a parent to 7-year-old daughter India, and the twin sons, Tristan and Sasha, aged 4. The Marvel star told the Magazine all three kids he shares with his wife Elsa Pataky see him as merely a dad.
When recalling joining a father's competition in honor of his little daughter, Chris expressed about an incident when he had placed a crazy amount of strain on himself to win the race.
Watch: Chris Hemsworth on His Children
The Extraction star shared he snuck in "secret stretches" and did everything he could to intimidate the other parents.
I literally hadn't sprinted that much in 12 years, but all I could think of was I've got to win this for my daughter.
Of course, the story concluded with him winning the competition, but the best thing was his little girl skipped it. The actor continued,
My daughter comes over and goes, 'Dad, did you win?' I'm like, "What do you mean, did I win? Did you even see it?'
Sticking to the topic of kids, Chris couldn't help but gush about his little ones, mentioning he loves to see their contrasting personalities. The actor then went on to share a funny story about his kids.
Tristan is so athletic, but there's not an aggressive bone in his body. He's the most emotional one, whereas Sasha is like a little gangster.
Chris continued, "The other day, we were in the park, and something happened with Tristan and another kid. He comes over in tears. I'm like, 'What's wrong?' But he didn't want to tell me."
Hemsworth added, "Sasha's like, 'Tristan, what happened?' They're four, by the way. 'Another kid pushed me.' Sasha goes over to this older kid, taps him on the shoulder and says, 'Why'd you push my brother?' I'm stood there thinking, 'I should step in, but this is awesome.'"
When it comes to juggling job and parenthood, the Marvel actor acknowledged that after being a husband and father, he's started to look at prospects differently. He shared, "I do wonder sometimes if we hadn't met, what my career would look like. Have I made decisions based on that? How has that influenced me?"
The 36-year-old shared, "There are times when I've thought, 'Wow, because having kids is more important to me, some of my roles have suffered.' There's definitely a couple of films I could've put way more energy into, but I was like, 'No, I'd rather be with my kids.'"
As for having their children in the spotlight, Chris said he and Elsa made a point of imparting the same ideals they grew up with.
Hemsworth explained, "When I think about my kids, I don't want them to miss that joy. Elsa and I talk a lot about how we instill that same appreciation and respect for things. I don't want them to feel like they're privileged in any way."
"The fact that we have money and their parents are famous, that somehow they're special, that scares me because we grew up with no money," stated Hemsworth.