Earlier this year, Hugh Jackman sat down with Oprah Winfrey to chat about his life and career. The special aired last Sunday, but there are a few noteworthy clips online if you happened to miss the broadcast. Click on the image above for a few videos of Hugh talking about his Wolverine workout (in which Oprah very audible admires his rock-hard, Photoshop-esque abs), his biggest fears (including what he was afraid of as a child), and how he and his wife deal with married life in the public eye (Deborra-Lee Furness does make an appearance).
HQ photos courtesy of Britt at Enchanting Emma Watson.
On Wednesday, July 24th, Hugh Jackman made another appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” As was the case last time, they had great rapport throughout and even played a little game at the end — this time, one that involved beer and vodka. Fallon recently introduced a baby girl into the world – his first child – so Hugh gives him some fatherhood advice in the interview, including a book to detail various special moments. There also a great ongoing joke about “the clamps” in the second clip which is very, very funny (while tying into The Wolverine). Definitely check this interview out, before Hulu takes them down.
After attending “Good Morning America” on July 24th, Hugh Jackman headed to AMC Empire 25 in New York to talk to Mamarazzi. “The Moms,” Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein,” interviewed Hugh and introduced him to 1,800 miniature cupcakes provided by Baked By…Melissa. Following an exclusive screening to parents and their children, there was a short Q&A in which Hugh spoke about whether or not he sees his own kids turning to acting, how he protects them from the internet, and advice on realizing your dreams. You can check out a compilation video below with some highlights from the event.
On July 24th, Hugh Jackman was up early to appear on “Good Morning America.” Of course, he talked about his forthcoming movie, The Wolverine, but there was a special emphasis on his fitness regime. Where most interviews only provide talk regarding his workout routine, Hugh’s trainer David Kingsbury was on hand to show audiences some techniques to stay in shape. There are two different videos, which you can watch below: the first features Hugh talking, while the other is the outdoor training session (in which Hugh doesn’t talk much).
Earlier today (July 23rd), Hugh Jackman attended a special screening for The Wolverine. At the AMC Empire in New York, he stopped by to introduce the film to legions of fans waiting for an early viewing. You can find a lot of fan pictures over on HJF’s Tumblr, and someone has generously uploaded a video from the event which includes Hugh answering a few questions.
As previously mentioned, the entire cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past was in San Diego yesterday, July 20th, as part of the annual Comic-Con. Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Evan Peters, and Omar Sy were all there to talk about the film, along with Hugh Jackman and director Bryan Singer. (Hugh actually had dual panel duties at the event, as he also joined James Mangold to talk about The Wolverine.) A little birdie told me you can watch the entire SDCC panel here on YouTube.
Although the big event of 2013 Comic-Con was the huge X-Men cast gathering together, Hugh Jackman was also there to promote a film that’s coming out much, much sooner: The Wolverine! Alongside James Mangold, he spoke to the press about the film, including the international appeal (especially with it being set in Japan and having primarily Japanese actors — even 1/3 of Japanese dialogue) and how the “lean storytelling” of the Claremont/Miller samurai saga will translate to the screen.
The annual Comic-Con always hosts an array of surprises and special treats, but the one presented by 20th Century Fox earlier today (July 20th) was one of the most spectacular ever brought to Hall H. The press conference – and, later, panel – for X-Men: Days of Future Past featured the entire cast! That includes Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Evan Peters, and Omar Sy along with Hugh Jackman himself. Director Bryan Singer was also part of the panels.
At just over twenty minutes, the press conference – which you can watch in the video above – explores various topics among both the “new” and “old” X-Men cast. In fact, there’s a lot of discussion on collaborating and the experience of working with one another — with Hugh as a sort of binding force between them. It’s a lovely interview among everyone as you can tell they’re quite a close cast. Check it out!