“I think my kids give me the biggest sense of inspiration and joy,” he told PEOPLE at its annual Ones to Watch Party in Los Angeles. “There’s not a day where I don’t laugh at them and with them. They’re crazy and their mental and their hard work but I do love them. I love spending time with them.”
Hemsworth, 35, is the father to four children with his wife Samantha — Alexandre, Holly, Ella and Harper.
At Thursday’s event, PEOPLE honored Hemsworth as being one of Hollywood’s rising and brightest stars in its fourth annual Ones to Watch package. Hemsworth, who has had a successful acting career in Austrailia, is now making a name for himself stateside with his role in the new HBO series Westworld.
“It’s been great to finally get it out to the world because it’s been such a long process from the pilot until now and it’s had a wonderful reception,” Hemsworth said of working on the show. “I definitely go to work and I pinch myself most days. I go, ‘Wow is this really happening?’ “
But while he is receiving rave reviews for his performance, his kids aren’t quite old enough to appreciate his talent.
“It’s definitely not a kids show,” he said. “I did an episode of Saddle Club which was about ponies. but they haven’t seen that one. We’ll work up to it. Wait until I get something cool, otherwise they don’t care.”
PEOPLE’s “Ones to Watch” are featured in the magazine’s latest issue on newsstands now.