Chris Hemsworth: “I Had No Empathy” for Liam’s Failed Romances, “Reckless” Behavior

Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth said he "had no empathy" for his younger brother Liam Hemsworth and his past relationships, which "he shouldn't' [have been] in." Sebastian Kim/GQ

Big brother is watching you! Chris Hemsworth opened up about little brother Liam — and that protective fraternal instinct — in the January 2014 issue of GQ magazine.

"I've watched Liam do things I did at his age," Elsa Pataky's husband, 31, told the mag of his 24-year-old sibling. "Like being in relationships he shouldn't be in, or being reckless just to prove a point. And I had no empathy. My mom had to remind me I was the same way."

For example, the day after Liam and Miley Cyrus called off their engagement in September 2013, the Hunger Games hunk was photographed hooking up with Mexican actress Eiza Gonzalez in L.A.

Chris told the mag that his lack of sensitivity to Liam's woes mirrored how his older brother Luke, now 34, treated him.

Chris and Liam Hemsworth
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"Back when I was still on the soap [Australian series Home and Away], I became incredibly insecure and full of anxiety because I didn't know if I was any good," Chris recalled of the beginning stages of his career. "Yet I wanted it so bad. I spent years being angsty, constantly telling people I wasn't just part of a soap opera, that I was a real artist. And I remember Luke sort of snapping, telling me to shut up, that he was sick of hearing it."

Chris credited Luke for making him well-rounded and less self-important as an actor. His big brother, and Dancing With the Stars, in fact. The Thor stud competed on the Australian version of DWTS in 2006, where he landed in fifth place. "After that show, I could never pull the serious, self-important card again," he joked.

In addition to his brothers, Hemsworth said his family life with his stunning model wife and their three kids — daughter India, 2, and twin sons Tristan and Sasha, 8 months — has grounded him. "The fame, the parties, the women — I did that stuff back home," Hemsworth recalled of when he starred on Home and Away. "I got away with a lot more over there. Then I came here and sort of started over."

Chris Hemsworth GQ Cover
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When it comes to being a father, Hemsworth struggled with worries at first. "Just not screwing it up," he confessed was his biggest concern.

Thankfully, he's found a friend and confidant in fellow superstar Matt Damon. "We became friends around the time I started to work, and I've really benefited from watching how he handles himself," Hemsworth told the mag. "Matt's just a normal guy who has the movie-star thing figured out."

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