Chris Hemsworth feels "gross" about his wealth.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

The 35-year-old actor has admitted that despite finding huge success in Hollywood, he finds his fortune uncomfortable to deal with, as he doesn't want his children - India, six, and twins Tristan and Sasha, four, whom he has with his wife Elsa Pataky - to become "privileged" because of their parents' wealth.

Chris said: "I feel gross about it. I remember saving up for a surfboard when I was younger. The surfboard was 600 bucks and I saved up for a whole year with Dad's help. I didn't even want to surf on it for fear of damaging it. It taught me so many lessons about appreciation and working hard for something.

"When I think about my kids, I don't want them to miss that joy. Elsa [Pataky] and I talk a lot about how we instill that same appreciation and respect for things. I don't want them to feel like they're privileged in any way. The fact that we have money and their parents are famous, that somehow they're special, that scares me because we grew up with no money."

The 'Avengers: Infinity War' star touched down in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a Hollywood star just 11 years ago, and says he now understands that money played a big part in his decision to pursue acting in movies.

He added: "Once you get the jobs, you wonder did you actually just want to be famous? Was it purely about money? An artistic expression? I've arrived at a place of truth and while the attraction was a few things, one was definitely financially. I did not want to be broke, like we'd been broke when we grew up. I wanted to take care of my parents and my family."

And now that he has financial stability, the Hollywood hunk puts his brood above everything else.

Speaking to GQ Australia, he said: "I do wonder sometimes, if [Pataky and I] hadn't met, what my career would look like. Have I made decisions based on that? How has that influenced me? There's times when I've thought, 'Wow, because having kids is more important to me, some of my roles have suffered.' There's definitely a couple of films I could've put way more energy into but I was like, 'No, I'd rather be with my kids.'"