Chris Hemsworth Isn’t the Only Actor Taking a Break From Hollywood

Chris Hemsworth is taking a break from Hollywood. The actor, 35, decided it was time for a little R&R after being away a lot in the last few years. His acting career has skyrocketed him into fame but he misses being home with his family. So, Hemsworth is taking a little break.

Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth and his daughter | Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

This isn’t all that unusual, there are lots of actors that have needed to separate themselves from the pressures of Hollywood. Everyone knows time off is essential for good mental health and taking time for self-care is incredibly important. 

In a world that can get all too crazy sometimes, even celebrities need to take some time for themselves. 

Chris Hemsworth takes some time for family

As the father to three youngsters, a daughter now seven and twin five-year-old boys, Hemsworth has found it increasingly difficult to be away from home. In a recent interview with Australia’s Daily Telegraph, he mentioned that it was a crucial time in the lives of his children, and he wants to be there. 

“This year I probably won’t shoot anything,” he said. “I just want to be at home now with my kids.” Hemsworth recognizes that they are beginning to realize and be saddened by his departures so he wants to be home more often.

Selena Gomez takes time off for her health

The actress and musician often takes breaks away from social media to get away from some of the negativity she sees on her social platforms. It helps her to clear her head and ward off any anxiety she feels from the pressures of her very public life. But, the star has taken more serious breaks before to focus on her health. In the middle of her 2016 Revival tour,  Gomez decided to take some time off to care for her health. After a diagnosis of Lupus she was determined to keep her health in the forefront of her decisions. Especially when it came to things that might damage her mental health, which can often be side effects associated with Lupus. 

Demi Lovato stepped away to recharge

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Demi Lovato | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Lovato stepped out of the spotlight and away from the entertainment industry in 2017 to regroup and recharge. It may have been due to a busy year touring in 2016 or because she had been facing some criticism on social media. Whatever the reason, the star said she needed to take a break, especially from social media. She felt she would be better able to sort through the positive and negative vibes surrounding her and the comments her fans make about her.

Jack Gleeson quit acting to seek happiness

According to Jack, he used to act for fun and now it has lost some of its luster. Once his role was written off the hit HBO series Game of Thrones the young actor decided to call it quits on the acting front to focus more on things that brought him joy. 

He says, “It was always a recreation beforehand, but when I started doing Game of Thrones perhaps the reality was made too real for me.”

What used to be a fun pastime became a job. That’s not what he is looking for in his life. He tends to shy away from fame and has been looking forward to returning to a lifestyle where people no longer recognize him. This is especially true because most people recognize him as the heartless ruler of The Seven Kingdoms. He is happy to put that behind him.

Gleeson is focusing on his studies and charity work at present. 

But, do they come back to the entertainment scene?

Most actors and musicians take their break and return to Hollywood in one way or another. Hemsworth, for instance, has expressed interest in shooting another film where he plays Thor. Only time will tell when the actor will return to the big screen.