Chris Hemsworth is explaining why he and his family ditched Hollywood to return to his native country, Australia.
"I love what I do as an actor, but when you are surrounded by it constantly, it becomes a bit suffocating," he said in the April issue of Modern Luxury magazine. "It's nice to have conversations with people and be a part of a community that doesn't live and breathe that world."
Hemsworth, 32, said the move has been beneficial for his three children and his wife of five years, Elsa Pataky.
"We were living shoulder to shoulder in the suburbs and thought that's not how we want our kids to grow up," he explained. "Moving to a kind of farm setup back here on the coast in Australia has been the best thing."
The actor said his children also helped him in general think about other things than his acting career.
"It's no longer all about me, which is quite refreshing," he said. "Once the kids arrived, I was like, 'Wow, this is what life is about.'"
Hemsworth added that when he's not working, he's often at home waiting "for my kids to come give me a hug and tell me they love me."