Elsa Pataky couldn't return to city life

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Elsa Pataky credit:Bang Showbiz
Elsa Pataky credit:Bang Showbiz

Elsa Pataky could never live in a city again.

The 45-year-old beauty – who was born in Madrid – and her husband Chris Hemsworth raise their daughter India, nine, and seven-year-old twins Tristan and Sasha in the ‘Thor’ actor’s native Byron Bay, Australia, but the actress recently spent eight months shooting her film ‘Interceptor’ in Sydney, and it’s not something she’s keen to repeat.

Asked if it was difficult for the family to adapt to life in Sydney, she told Hola! Magazine: “Honestly, yes, especially for the children. It was a bigger shock for them, with all the traffic.

“In the end, they got used to beaing there and loved it. It was an experience for them.

“I definitely couldn’t live in [a city] again. It’s not for me.”

And Elsa admitted the kids were thrilled to get back home to Byron Bay.

She said: “The children were longing to revert back to being barefoot savages.

“This is where we belong, where my children have grown up.”

The children share hobbies with their parents, which Elsa thinks is important.

She said: “India likes riding, like me. She has a pony and it’s almost frightening to watch her practising jumping.

“We both compete in little showjumping competitions. She’s really competitive.

“One of the boys likes to surf with his dad, but we all ride together.

“I think it’s important to have a sport the whole family do.”

Elsa and Chris celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary later this year and they’re still as happy as ever thanks to their shared sense of humour.

Elsa told Hola! magazine: “We enjoy doing the same stuff and Chris has a great sense of humour and knows how to take the sting out of things.

“He always makes me and the kids laugh or when I’m angry, he tells a joke to lighten the mood.

“Humour counts for a lot. More than anything, I enjoy laughing with him.”

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