Chris Hemsworth: Elsa Pataky didn’t take my surname because of a passport issue

Pictured: Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky

Chris Hemsworth says Elsa Pataky didn’t take his last name when they married in 2010 because of a “passport complication”.

The 36-year-old actor tied the knot with Elsa almost a decade ago in December 2010 and has said the reason she isn’t known as Elsa Hemsworth is that the couple was moving around the world trying to “decide where to go”, and the change of surname would have caused issues with her passport.

Chris told The Kyle and Jackie O Show: “I think that she wanted to [take my name], I think she still may. I think it was when we were coming back from America. We were living in Europe and deciding where to go. It was a complication of passports and so on.”

The Avengers: Endgame star—who has daughter India, seven, and six-year-old twin sons Tristan and Sasha with Elsa—also said his spouse “might still” change her surname in the future.

Meanwhile, Chris recently admitted he is enjoying the “forced stillness” that has been brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, as he now has the chance to spend quality time with his wife and kids at their home in Australia.