In a recently released video, Hugh Jackman encourages fans to stop by their local comic book shops on May 4th. The reason? It’s the Free Comic Book Day, held annually on the first Saturday of May. Participating comic stores will offer free goodies from publishing groups such as Marvel and DC. For more information on the event, check out their website. May the Fourth be with you!
Yesterday, Hugh Jackman took some time out of his day to answer fan questions regarding his upcoming film, The Wolverine. The interview was conducted via Twitter, in which fans were encouraged to submit questions, which would then be answered by Hugh in a live stream. There are eleven videos total – all of them pretty short – which you can view below.
Finally, we’re getting our first look at Hugh Jackman’s upcoming film, Prisoners. Entertainment Tonight was on the set to provide an exclusive behind the scenes sneak peek. Hugh talks about the project throughout, tackling the subject of missing family members and how he can relate to that fear. Co-star Jake Gyllenhaal also sat down to discuss the film, and he unsurprisingly comments on how kind Hugh is while maintaining professionalism. Seems like his Nicest Guy in Hollywood title is staying put.
When talking with Entertainment Weekly, Hugh Jackman discussed the return of Wolverine on film. “I was starting to see a life free of steamed chicken breasts,” he joked regarding getting the call about X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will mark his seventh time portraying the mutant on screen. He also talked a little about having read the script and teases fans with the idea that he’ll be working with some of the new X-Men cast members as well. Check out some choice quotes below:
“I must admit, I was starting to see a life free of steamed chicken breasts,” jokes the actor. “They told me the idea and, at the time, it was Matthew Vaughn [directing]. Instantly, I knew it was a winner. It just felt like everything was coming full circle. However, I must admit my stomach and my mind were like, ‘Oh no.’”
Vaughn dropped out last October, but not before he gave Jackman an idea of the film’s super-secret plot. Jackman says he now has been given the full script (“I’ve read it. It’s really really fantastic.“) and is excited to reunite with his fellow X-Men and Singer. Says Jackman, “I owe, in a way, everything to Bryan. The first film I did in America was X-Men. Wolverine is a character I’ve loved playing and I can’t believe it’s going to be my seventh time playing it. It just blows me away. It not only feels like the right kind of project, it actually is so exciting that we’ll all be back together again. I don’t want to give away too much but I’m really excited not only to reunite with all those great actors but also to work with some of the other ones.“
Although short, here’s a very funny “interview” featuring Hugh Jackman and MTV News’ Josh Horowitz. From previous videos, fans know that these two have a great rapport, and it shines here as well. In it, Josh asks Hugh to read three separate cards with his best Wolverine impression — but the challenge is harder than it seems, as Hugh has to request things such as red velvet cupcakes. I wish there was more!
The first (international) trailer for The Wolverine has officially been released. At two-minutes, it’s hardly a “teaser” as advertised but rather a great, lengthy look at the upcoming film. Hugh Jackman appears to face his greatest enemy yet in this continuation of the X-Men franchise: his mortality. There are a lot of exciting scenes packed into the trailer, including a special cameo (proving that the film, while relatively “stand alone,” is still connected to the franchise) and fight scenes. The Wolverine hits theaters July 26th.
Although filmed the day after the Academy Awards, Hugh Jackman recently appeared on Marie Osmond’s talk show, “Marie.” In the three-part interview aired over March 4th, 5th, & 6th, he touched deep upon some traditional topics like his marriage and fatherhood. Marie’s interview style is less about inspiring laughter and more about tapping into Hugh’s psyche (for example, he goes on about fear instilled in him inspiring him to push onwards). He also answers the question, “What is your philosophy on life?” I’m unable to embed the videos, so just click on the still images below to visit her site.
This evening (February 24th), Hugh Jackman attended the 85th annual Academy Awards, where he was nominated for his first Oscar. Unfortunately, he didn’t win (although who could compete with Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln?), but there are plenty of pictures of him looking gorgeous throughout the evening. There are a couple of red carpet interviews which you can watch below:
Hugh and the Les Misérables cast – including Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen – all joined together onstage to sing as a group for the first time. As part of a musical medley (celebrating Chicago, Dreamgirls, and Les Mis), the cast performed a truncated version of “One Day More.” Hugh opened up the set by singing a little of “Suddenly,” the original song written for the film. Check it out:
Did you miss Hugh Jackman from his February 20th appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman”? He showed up in costume as Abraham Lincoln – complete with beard and top hat – to gently tease his fellow Oscar nominee, Daniel Day-Lewis. Letterman also asked about Oscar, prompting Hugh to share his Mt. Fuji story with a few extra details added from the last time. If you click on the above image, you’ll be taken to the full episode; however, if you want to skip to Hugh’s segment, jump to the 18:40 mark.
ABC News has posted a new article on Hugh Jackman, in which he talks a bit about being a first-time Academy Award nominee (and whether he prefers that to hosting the prestigious ceremony). He also says that he “really love[d] playing” Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, and that the character will be “a hard one to leave.” Check out an excerpt below before heading to the source for more.
This year, [Hugh] Jackman is an Academy Awards nominee, but he has hosted the event.
“I love the Oscars,” he said. “I’ve always loved it from a kid. Hosting it, I loved it. I love somehow the pageantry of it. I love the, you know, the spontaneity of it and the show of it. I really enjoy it. So the great thing about being a nominee is that you get a pretty good seat, I am figuring… if I’m up in the mezzanine, there’s a very good chance I won’t be winning.”
Asked what advice he’d give to this year’s host, Seth McFarlane, Jackman replied: “I’ve got to be honest with you. Having hosted the Oscars, being a nominee? Walk in the park.”
Jackman has been married to actress Deborra-Lee Furness for 16 years, and they have two children. Family is a priority for Jackman, and he said he learned that from his own father, whom he called “the closest living example I know to Jean Valjean.”
“The one thing he constantly reminds me about – enjoy the celebration, and all of that – but at the end of the day, make sure your family are okay. Make sure the people around you are okay. And just make sure you are doing the right thing inside,” Jackman said, speaking of his father’s advice.
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