The One Quote From Chris Hemsworth's 'Ellen' Interview That Will Make You Love Him Even More — VIDEO
Oh, Chris Hemsworth — I didn't think it was possible, but I love you more today than yesterday. The Thor star appeared on Ellen to promote his latest movie The Huntsman: Winter's War (which I can't wait for, by the way) and he began by singing the praises of his female co-stars, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, and Emily Blunt — and he emphasized that the film's "modern take" on a classic fairytale is amazing because you won't find any damsels in distress in this movie. But, the best moment from Chris Hemsworth's Ellen interview was when the topic turned to parenting. Hemsworth discussed a recent conversation with one very special individual in his personal life — his four-year-old daughter, India Rose.
Hemsworth, who also has two-year-old twin sons named Sasha and Tristan, told DeGeneres that India is kind of envious of her brothers at the moment. In fact, “she came to me the other day and said, ‘Papa, I want one of those things that Sasha and Tristan have... the things in between their legs.'”
Hemsworth admitted that he was initially a bit taken aback and unsure of what to say, so he explained to her that girls have breasts. But, when India was insistent that she'd really prefer a penis, he told his daughter that "you can be whatever you want to be." His spot-on response earned him a, "Thanks, Dad!" before she ran off to play. Check out the interview here:
Hemsworth exemplifies #ParentingGoals by encouraging his daughter to be whoever she wants to be, even if society may deem her decisions unconventional. India's only four and she has plenty of time to figure out how she wants to identify, but the fact that her dad has made clear there are no "right" or "wrong" choices will undoubtedly provide her with great confidence in every area of her life.
It wasn't the only moment from Hemsworth's interview that proved he's an amazing dad who's eager for his young daughter to be an empowered woman. While discussing The Huntsman, he said it's exactly the type of movie he wants India to watch when she's old enough because it turns the "damsel in distress" trope upside down. "It's me being rescued most of the film by these very powerful women," Hemsworth explained, adding that he wants his daughter to see women who are in charge of their own destinies.
"[Women] can take over the world or lead armies and so on," he said, and noted that plots and characters like this are something we need to see more of in the media. Hemsworth's words are so important because it's fantastic to see people embrace feminist ideals and instill them in their children. Plus, the fact that he's aware of the media's influence on gender stereotypes seems to have lead him to choose movies that feature strong, empowered women.
Keep on being perfect, Chris Hemsworth.