Chris Hemsworth
Hemsworth and his family purchased a $7.2m property in Byron Bay in New South Wales Jason Merritt / Getty

Chris Hemsworth has revealed that he moved his family back to Australia to raise his three children with wife Elsa Pataky as he found Hollywood "suffocating". The 32-year-old actor had earlier said that as he had made a name for himself as a leading man in the movie business he could now move back to his native country.

"I love what I do as an actor, but when you are surrounded by it constantly, it becomes a bit suffocating," the Ghostbusters star told Modern Luxury, according The Daily Mail. "It's nice to have conversations with people and be a part of a community that doesn't live and breathe that world."

"We were living shoulder to shoulder in the suburbs and thought that's not how we want our kids to grow up. Moving to a kind of farm setup back here on the coast in Australia has been the best thing," the actor said.

Hemsworth and Pataky have three children: daughter India, 2, and 12-month-old twin sons Tristan and Sasha. According to the Daily Mail, Hemsworth and his family purchased a $7.2m property in Byron Bay in New South Wales in September 2014.

"It's no longer all about me, which is quite refreshing," the actor told the magazine. "Acting is the most self-absorbed world, where you are thinking about your feelings... You are constantly having to self-analyse or analyse a character you are playing, so you are internalizing and thinking, thinking, thinking about me... It's just a horrible, noisy conversation. Once the kids arrived, I was like, 'Wow, this is what life is about.'"

"LA is a tough place to get around with kids," he said. "There's not a whole lot of foot traffic. It was all about loading up the car and car seats. Here, we just walk out the door and head to the beach down the street. It's a much more simple life."