To finish off the press tour for The Wolverine, Hugh Jackman headed to one final destination: Beijing, China. On October 14th, he attended a press conference for the James Mangold-directed film and was interviewed in a solo panel with press on hand. You can check out the 20-minute video below, which is not dubbed over, so English-speaking fans might find it of interest. He, of course, talks about the film, including nice insight on (im)mortality — and how his mortality makes playing Wolverine pretty difficult.
Hugh Jackman the jet-setter arrived in Zurich, Switzerland earlier today (September 28th) for the 2013 Zurich Film Festival. His first business was the Prisoners press conference, which also welcomed director Denis Villeneuve, producer Kira Davis, and co-star Melissa Leo (who is serving as a juror at the festival). You can watch video of the panel below, which is entirely in English. Hugh talks about the weight of playing Keller Dover and even brings up a fanciful fact: that he literally wouldn’t exist without Switzerland, as it’s where his parents met when his mom was just 19-years-old.
Following the frenzy of the Prisoners photo call in San Sebastian, Spain, Hugh Jackman took part in a press conference for the film. Like the earlier event, he was again joined with director Denis Villeneuve and producer Kira Davis to talk about Prisoners. You can find the full video of the 42-minute panel below; however – sorry, English-speakers! – it is dubbed over in Spanish.
Hugh Jackman appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last night to promote his new film, Prisoners (which is now in theaters). You can watch the video below (or visit the site; he comes in just after the second commercial break. Talking about his tough guy persona, Hugh recalled a time when he was involved in a fight — in rollerblades. Be sure to tune in after they go to commercial, as he and Jimmy do a hilarious skit while arm wrestling. Hugh drops some lines you never thought you’d hear him say.
Although I don’t have an entire video of the appearance, the entire cast of Prisoners was on “Katie” today to talk about the film. (You can check out numerous videos below.) There’s a lot of serious discussion on the subject matter of the film – especially because so many are mothers and fathers – but the interview is especially worth checking out for the cast members’ camaraderie and chemistry. Plus, find out which of the cast is voted Biggest Clown and Most Likely to Eat at the Crafts Service Table. Hugh Jackman appears in all the videos.
Earlier today, Hugh Jackman stopped by the SiriusXM Studios to appear on “The Opie & Anthony Show.” Although they talk about Prisoners (and the dark nature of it), there’s also some great chat on Hugh’s acting school, The Prestige, and his fitness — including a helpful hint on when’s the best time of the day to eat a lot of food. As an added bonus, Dominique Ansel – the creator of the famous Cronut – stopped by, allowing Hugh to try the donut-croissant hybrid. If you just want to see that part, you can watch it right here; or check out the entire interview below.
Earlier today (September 18th), Hugh Jackman appeared on “The TODAY Show” to talk about Prisoners. Paired up with Matt Lauer, he spoke of the research entailed to make Keller Dover a believable character. Hugh was also challenged by Matt to take over hosting duties for a day, allowing him to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a morning talk show host. Although it’s short, I also recommend checking out this video, in which Hugh pops in to say hello to the “TODAY” panel.
Yesterday, September 18th, Hugh Jackman appeared on “The View” to talk about Prisoners. Some of the discussion is about his son, Oscar, and the time he lost him while at a park at Sydney’s Bronte Beach. In this case, he was lucky paparazzi were nearby, as one photographer eventually alerted Hugh to his son’s presence: he was hiding in a tree! Hugh also talked about Swordfish and how his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, reacted to a particularly racy scene in the film. Click the still image above to check out the video (he appears after the second commercial break, around fifteen minutes in).
I’ve not had a chance to watch this yet, but please enjoy!
On September 13th, Hugh Jackman stopped by Universal Studios Hollywood to chat with “Extra’s” Maria Menounos. As part of the Prisoners promo tour, they talk about the film, including the question “how far would you go if your child went missing?” At the end of the interview – which is just under five minutes long – Hugh takes over hosting duties, honoring the would-be career if he hadn’t gone into acting.