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.
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.
Hugh Jackman was on a new episode of James Lipton’s series, “Inside the Actors Studio,” where he interviews guests about their careers and the craft of acting. Because Hugh has been on the show before, he and Lipton continued where they left off, discussing The Prestige, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, and extensively exploring all things Les Misérables. There were some great stories strewn throughout, and the Bernard Pivot questionnaire at the end featured very different answers than last time.
Although there’s no video of the episode online (yet), check out some extra footage from Bravo’s website below. There are also previews from the episode here, in case you missed them.
The Hollywood Reporter has a brand new issue out — and Hugh Jackman is on the cover! The feature article inside is lengthy and incredibly informative, revealing some previously unhidden aspects of Hugh’s personal and professional life. He talks of his childhood, Hollywood friendships, goes into detail on his religious and spiritual views, and discusses the role of Jean Valjean. (He confirms there’s no immediate plans following X-Men: Days of Future Past, so it sounds like he’ll be spending time with family.) There’s also a great photo shoot and related video attached, so be sure to check them out.
Sitting at the Peninsula hotel in Beverly Hills, [Hugh] Jackman reveals himself to be a far more complex and far-ranging figure than many of his peers realize. As he gobbles down a breakfast of oatmeal, wheat toast and a five-egg omelet – muscling up for his next movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which he returns as Wolverine for the sixth time – he adds to this impression by discussing a turbulent past that still lingers with him.
Open and immensely likable, he describes being 8 years old when his mother, Grace, abandoned him and his four elder siblings, leaving them in Sydney with their father, Christopher. His mother’s departure never was fully explained to him, and indeed Jackman only realized it was permanent when he was 13 and his father’s attempt at a reconciliation failed.
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