Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth says he did not expect parenting to be so difficult but it has taught him the real meaning of love.
The “Thor” star, who has six-year-old daughter India and four-year-old twin sons Sacha and Tristan with wife Elsa Pataky, said having kids changed his outlook towards life.
“Having children it’s much more difficult than you think it’s going to be. You have to change your thinking and be completely there for them. But they have also taught me what real love is and what true responsibility means. Your life becomes more focused and you don’t have time to get distracted by unimportant things any more. You become a lot less selfish.
“But I don’t feel as though I’m giving up anything or making any sacrifices. I had my share of wild times when I was younger and that kind of stuff was never that interesting to me anyway. When I met Elsa, I was very comfortable with the idea that she was someone I wanted to share my life with and build something for the future,” Hemsworth said.
The 35-year-old actor said though he loves his work, he is also ”very conscious” of his family responsibilities and tries to take good breaks between projects in order to be there for them.
”When I was younger, I dreamed about having this kind of life and that’s exactly what I’m living now… I am more mindful of leaving enough time between projects to be at home with my wife and our children.
“… I am very conscious of my responsibilities as a father and I love my wife and children more than I can possibly describe,” he added.