The 34-year-old Avengers: Infinity War star is married to Spanish model and actress Elsa Pataky, and in an appearance on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he reveals that he’s the only one in his family who isn’t bilingual.
The couple’s three children, daughter India, 6, and twin boys, Tristan and Sasha, 4, are all “fluent” in Spanish, while Hemsworth admits he only knows “one sentence.”
“I sort of pretend to [understand]. My wife will be telling them off and I’ll be standing there like, ‘That’s right!’” he quips, miming an aside to his wife, asking, “’What does that mean?’”
Hemsworth also finds himself in sticky situations when Pataky turns her Spanish against him.
“When I hear the Spanish directed at me, it’s usually unfortunate, controversial, aggressive situations,” he says, laughing. “So I’m just thinking, ‘What is she saying right now?’ and ‘What’s my comeback to this?’ When we’re fighting, basically, which is never! If she gets angry enough she’ll drop the English façade.”
But things got even worse when Damon returned to the land down under.
“He gives it a second shot, Australia,” Hemsworth tells DeGeneres of The Martian star. “We pull up to the café. He gets out of the car. He takes one step and takes a six-foot jump backwards and goes, ‘Oh my god, oh my god!’ Huge big snake and he stood straight on him.”
After Damon protested that Australia wasn’t quite as safe as Hemsworth had originally suggested, the Marvel star says he declared, “I’m like, ‘You know what, you’re the problem!’ It’s not Australia.”
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