Chris Hemsworth Says He Named One Son After a Brad Pitt Character

Chris Hemsworth It is said that when the time came to name his twin sons with his wife elsa patakihe didn’t look beyond brad pittFilmography for inspiration.

While promoting his upcoming projects, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga And Asim Season 2, in a new interview with Vanity Fair, The 40-year-old Australian actor revealed that he grew up watching Pitt, 60. Legends of the Fall To reiterate, the idea first came to them when they were preparing to welcome their boys a decade ago.

“There has never been a more handsome man on the screen.” 2024 Met Gala co-chairs says Pitt’s character Tristan Ludlow in the 1994 film, which also stars anthony hopkins And Julia Ormond.

Elsa Pataky, Chris Hemsworth, Tristan and Sasha Hemsworth – getty images

thor The actor shared that when Pataky, 47, was pregnant with their sons in 2014, they decided to watch Legends of the Fall Together, that’s when they had that light-bulb moment that led to one of two names for their twins.

“Isn’t this the best character in the world? I think one of our kids should be named Tristan,” Hemsworth recalls, summarizing the conversation between himself and Pataky. The couple eventually decided to name their second son Sasha after one of their stuntman friends. Pataky and Hemsworth are also parents to daughter India, 11 attended the Thor: Love and Thunder,

To this day, Hemsworth says it’s Pitt’s character Legends of the Fall — as well as Patrick Swayze In point Break And Robert De Niro In Heat — who gave him and his brothers, luke And LiamEveryone wants to act.

“Then it became a total obsession,” Hemsworth shared of turning his love of film into his life’s work and passion.

Brad Pitt as Tristan Ludlow in ‘Legends of the Fall’ – getty images

Hemsworth addressed a difficult topic in the same interview with the magazine This was dealt with while promoting the premiere season of AsimWhen she found out she had a gene Due to which he becomes victim of Alzheimer’s, At that time he had revealed in an interview good Morning America Genetic testing taken for the show revealed that they were eight to 10 times more likely to develop the disease than the general population.

Hemsworth says he hoped the interview would inspire others and not create a media circus, but the story got co-opted by outlets running with the scariest parts and not focusing on his reaction to the news.

“It made me really angry because it felt like I was vulnerable about something personal and I shared it,” he told the magazine. “No matter how much I said ‘this is not a death sentence’, the story became that I have dementia and I’m rethinking life and retiring and so on.”

The headlines got worse when he shared that he was planning to take a brief break from acting after the Season 1 finale Asim, which was just recently renewed for a second season. Hemsworth later clarified his acting hiatus comments in an article Interview with ET in June,

“This has all been blown out of proportion to some extent,” he said. “I wanted to take time off because I’ve been working for 10 years, and I have three kids I want to spend more time with. Knowing about the trend… allowed me to create a whole bunch of other The changes… from nutrition to my training to my mental fitness.”

Chris Hemsworth at CinemaCon in Las Vegas – Rhonda Churchill/AFP via Getty Images

Since then, it’s been an absolute whirlwind for the father of three and Marvel star. at spoke to the actor with him furiosa co-star, Anya Taylor-JoyEarlier this month at CinemaCon when he promoted its upcoming prequel mad Max Movies.

Hemsworth Also spoke to ET during the same weekend approximately transformer one, In which he voices a young Optimus Prime Orion Pax Brian Tyree Henry, who voices a young Megatron, D-16. The original story is the first animated film in over 30 years.

“Being fans of this universe, the big appeal for both of us is the opportunity to tell a different story,” Hemsworth said.

He added, “We know them historically [as] Mortal enemies, but here, they start out as friends. It’s a great relationship and bond, and they’re two people who have something to prove. Then the evolution into those characters, who we either love or hate, is an interesting kind of journey, but there’s a lot of heart in the film, a lot of comedic elements. So it was a big adventure.”

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