Chris Hemsworth may be a rugged, weapon-wielding warrior in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, but for his three children with wife Elsa Pataky (3-year-old India Rose and 2-year-old twin boys Sasha and Tristan), the actor simply goes by dad. At least that’s what we learned Monday evening at the L.A. premiere of the hunk’s latest project, where he explained that the picture’s co-stars (think Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, and Charlize Theron) made for a kid-friendly on-set environment, which, as he told reporters, “changed the whole tone” and allowed his kids to see his work firsthand.
So what did the happy trio learn from their hot Hollywood dad? Though the film is expected to be an instant fan favorite, don’t think it'll be at the top of the Hemsworth-Pataky household’s children’s hits anytime soon. “My boys are still too young to even know what we’re doing,” Hemsworth told reporters. It’s his daughter, India, however, that’s got this one on lock. “My daughter certainly, she’d see the trailer or see posters and remembers shooting in the castle. She goes to school and says, ‘My dad works in a castle with a princess and fights the bad guys.’ I think she’s the most excited."
Working in a castle may make little India the coolest gal in the toddler gang, but that’s not the only reason she’s already proving to be a superstar. Hemsworth also opened up about the father-daughter duo’s on-set antics, and how she loved playing with an axe before the cameras rolled. “A rubber axe, I might add, before we get arrested by child services. But it was great,” he added. “Cedric’s [Nicolas-Troyan, director] kid, Emily’s, mine, were all chasing around with various weapons and so on, like, 'Get her! Kill him! Kill him?' And we were like, 'Isn’t that cute.'” Cute, indeed.
—With reporting by Brandi Fowler