LOS ANGELES: Chris Hemsworth has joked Matt Damon shouldn’t be allowed to return to Australia in order to preserve the reputation of the country.
The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ star has invited his friend to visit him a few times, but each time the 47-year-old actor – who raises Alexia, 19, Isabella, 11, Gia, nine, and Stella, seven, with wife Luciana – and his family have had some unfortunate encounters with local wildlife, prompting Chris to declare he shouldn’t make another trip in order to protect the reputation of the island.
Matt has previously spoken of how Stella was stung by a huge jellyfish, and Chris – who has daughter India, six, and twins Sasha and Tristan, four, with wife Elsa Pataky – has now revealed the ‘Suburbicon’ star freaked out after a close encounter with a snake on his second visit.
The 34-year-old hunk – who is an ambassador for Australian tourism – told talk show host Ellen Degeneres: ‘’He came a while ago and was all, ‘What about the snakes and sharks and spiders?, and I was like, ‘It’s fine, whatever.’
‘’He came [on your show] and told the story of how his daughter got a jellyfish sting, it was the worst I’ve ever seen, I was like, ‘That’s a one off, what a random thing’.
‘’So he comes back over again, gives Australia a second shot.
‘’We pull up in the car at a cafe, he gets out, takes one step and then jumps back going ‘Oh my God, oh my God’. A huge big snake and he’d stood straight on it.
‘’ He was like ‘You keep telling me they’re more scared of you’ but I said, ‘You’re the problem. It’s not Australia.’ We’ve had to kick him out of Australia for our sake.’’
Matt previously spoke about Stella’s painful ordeal when they visited the beach at Byron Bay.