Chris Hemsworth says he’s taking a break from acting to spend time with family after facing his own mortality, but also he’s going to be spending some time in Africa.
The Star Wars actor, 44, told The Sun magazine he’s going to be spending around 10 days in Africa over the next four years, and he has already begun his preparations.
“I’m going to spend 10 days in Africa over the next four years and you’re going to be hearing about it,” he told the newspaper. “It’s something I’ve been planning for a few years now, and I’m not leaving it all to my agent to make it happen. I did it on my own and they all said I was crazy to do this.”
Hemsworth, who has been an actor for more than two decades, had been approached about playing the role of Han Solo in a trilogy of films at some point, but he turned down offers from “a lot” of people to play the character.
He told The Sun: “I wouldn’t take them. I love being a grown up, I love being a father, and I want to be a part of my kids’ lives and their education. I can’t imagine not being a part of their lives at some point.”
Hemsworth, who recently became a father to son Henry Jack Abrahamson, 4, with fiancée Sophie Turner, also said he’s interested in having a big family soon and taking a break from films.