Australian actor Chris Hemsworth admitted to feeling ‘suffocated’ by his Hollywood career while living in Los Angeles.
Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, the 36-year-old star said that constantly being surrounded by billboards of himself, and his projects, made him lose grip of reality.
‘When you’re suffocated by the work, every conversation that you’re having and every billboard you’re seeing is to do with a movie or whatever around the industry. You lose perspective,’ he told the publication.
Chris left Hollywood to return to his native Australia in 2015, with Spanish wife Elsa Pataky, daughter India, seven, and six-year-old twin boys Tristan and Sasha.
The Thor star added: ‘There’s not a single person there [Byron Bay] that I interact with, or close friends of mine, that are really in the industry and so that’s hugely refreshing, it’s great for my kids and my wife.’
While appreciative of all the success he’s had overseas, Chris admitted that it was a choice of putting mind over physicality, and choosing to spend time with his family.
‘I just want to stop for a while. I need to be home for a minute. Just enjoy it. It all flies by,’ he later told the publication.
Chris previously admitted he and his 43-year-old wife decided to relocate to Byron Bay because he didn’t want their children to grow up ‘living shoulder to shoulder in the suburbs’.
‘I love what I do as an actor, but when you are surrounded by it constantly.’
‘It’s nice to be a part of a community that doesn’t live and breathe that world.’