Liam Hemsworth Calls Post-Wildfire Wedding 'Something Really Good Coming Out of a Horrible Situation'

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Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus arrive at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019. 

Liam Hemsworth, the 29-year-old Aussie actor, recently sat down with his native GQ Australia magazine and opened up about his personal life.

When discussing fame compared to his pop star wife Miley Cyrus and his brother Chris Hemsworth (most notably recognized as Thor from the Marvel Cinematic Universe), he was quite candid. “I don’t mind taking a back seat," he said. "Sometimes I don’t want to be the center of attention. I just want to sit in the back and be quiet and have no one bother me. And, being around Chris and Miley, obviously they’ll take some of the attention away.”

Hemsworth resides in Topanga, part of the Santa Monica Mountains. The town is mostly known for its picturesque views, home to nudist colonies and hippie communes, and hosts an annual reggae festival. He also reveals his woodcrafted home was handmade, saying, “Yeah, I built the whole thing. It’s mostly reclaimed materials.”

Did you know the married couple are vegans? Hemsworth and Cyrus are animal lovers and have started a mini-zoo of sorts, including seven dogs, two horses, two pigs and three cats.

While Liam got his big breakthrough starring role in The Hunger Games, the actor is very specific about which projects to work on. “I’m extremely picky about what I want to do. There’s a lot of stuff that gets made that’s not great. I don’t enjoy the job if I’m doing it for money or for the sake of working. I love movies so I don’t want to make bad ones,” he said.

There may have been a sibling rivalry brewing when the director of Thor had both Hemsworth brothers audition for the role. “I never really wanted to do it. I always felt I was too young for it -- I was screen testing when I was 18. The other guys in it were all late 20s or early 30s. I didn’t feel Thor-ish,” he explained.

Speaking on the deadly Malibu wildfires in 2018, the actor described the scene and emotions while the devastation took place. “My house was in the middle of the red zone. My property is super dry, with big eucalyptus trees, and I’d been saying for years that if ever there was a spark in the canyons, it was just going to go up. About 3 or 4 a.m., I got a call from Miley. She’d found out from a friend, and that was when she told me it was gone. That was pretty gut-wrenching. It was actually real. And it’s just a hard, hard thing to come to terms with.”

After posting a photo to Instagram around the same time they lost their LA home, the couple quietly got married. “I was 18 when I met Miley. We really fell in love quickly and had a really strong connection from the beginning and I think in the back of my head I knew it was on the cards, but we weren’t planning to have a wedding anytime soon. Then just going through something this emotional with someone, it brings you closer and we felt like we’d lost a big part of our lives, so we wanted to make a new part of our lives. It was something really good coming out of a horrible situation. It was going to happen eventually, but I think this just sped it up a little bit,” he revealed.

When discussing a family of his own with Cyrus, the prospect of children has certainly crossed his mind, saying “Yeah, one day. Once we don’t have so many dogs. You couldn’t bring a baby into our house right now. But one day, we’ll know when it’s right. But right now? Not for the time being.”

But how many? “Of kids? 10, 15, maybe 20.”


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