Chris Hemsworth Claims To Be 'Failing Miserably' With Homeschooling His Kids During Lockdown
Chris Hemsworth is having a hard time homeschooling the three children he shares with wife, Elsa Pataky, during the COVID-19 lockdown. Earlier this week, the Thor star revealed that he is “trying,” but he is “failing miserably.”
During a remote appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! , Hemsworth explained that homeschooling his three kids - India, 7, and twins Sasha and Tristan, 6 - is basically “four or five hours of negotiation and bribery” and maybe 20 minutes of “actual work.”
“Everything’s changed since I was in school. I was talking to the teacher about it. Adding, subtracting [and] so on, it’s not quite as straightforward now. There’s all these new little tricks and so on, which I don’t understand,” explained Hemsworth.
The Avengers: End Game star joked that by the time his kids come out of quarantine, he has come to terms with the fact that their IQs will be “a little under par, a little behind.” Hemsworth also joked that around school time, the lawn suddenly needs to be mowed.
“‘Honey, that lawn’s growing. It’s a jungle out there. I’ve gotta get to it, sorry,’” said Hemsworth, adding that riding his new lawn mower is “therapeutic” and it gives him a few hours to escape from trying to “entertain three kids 24/7 or teach kids.”
Ironically, last summer Hemsworth revealed that he would be taking a break from acting so he could spend more time with his wife and kids. He told Australia’s Daily Telegraph in June 2019 that all he wanted was to be home with his kids because they are at a very important age. He said that even though they are still young, they are aware when he leaves now more than ever.
While speaking to Kimmel, Hemsworth also dished that his wife was ready for the COVID-19 lockdown long before it actually happened. Three months ago, Hemsworth says that Pataky accidentally ordered 15 boxes of toilet paper instead of 15 rolls.
Hemsworth joked that they were unintentionally stocked, and they could “bootleg this stuff if need be.” Kimmel advised the actor to use his Thor hammer Mjölnir - which he showed off earlier in the interview - as a “nifty toilet paper holder.”
Despite taking some time off from acting, Chris Hemsworth is open to the idea of playing Thor again, and he brought up the possibility of being part of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 . He is also starring in a new Netflix movie titled Extraction , which is streaming now on the platform.