There are a lot of things we can say about Hugh Jackman. He’s a triple threat who can sing, dance and act. Or how about that he has starred in a film franchise that’s made $1.8 billion? And we can’t forget that he was also voted “People’s” Sexiest Man Alive in 2008. On top of all of that, he’s one of the nicest people out there.
There are very few actors who can go from playing Wolverine to singing in one of the most beloved musicals of all time. But as Jean Valjean in the much-anticipated movie Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman does just that.
“It’s everything I’ve had to do in the past all coming together in one movie.” -Hugh Jackman
— Tracey (@tan02134) December 18, 2012
The cast of Les Miserables is packed with A-list stars, including Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. What did Hugh think about working with them on the film and what does he say about all that Oscar buzz?
“I’d be into it!” -Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman in the middle of the day? Yes, Please Thank you @katiecouric
— Allyson (@asoldani) December 18, 2012
Hugh has worked with some of Hollywood’s greatest actors, but his favorite co-star of all time is his wife Deb. Married for 16 years and still going strong, Hugh reveals the secret to a lasting relationship.
“She’s the greatest woman I’ve ever met.” -Hugh Jackman
Hugh has had a lot of starring roles, but he says his best work is raising his two children. But before adopting Oscar and Ava, Hugh and his wife struggled with fertility issues. He spoke candidly about an issue he says is important to talk about.
“It was not happening for us and it is a difficult time.” -Hugh Jackman
— Nicola Mar (@NicolaMar) December 18, 2012
Hugh had an incredible role model for parenting in his father. But when he was just 8-years-old, his mother left the family and moved from Sydney to England. How did he cope with his mother’s departure and what is his relationship like with both his parents now?
“Mum and I have come to peace with it. We’ve had a lot of talks.” -Hugh Jackman
Since it’s always fun to include all of you in the show, we decided to give you a chance to ask Hugh your questions. Find out what he divulged when we opened up the floor!
“There’s not an actor on the planet who doesn’t somewhere in their mind think, ‘I can play James Bond.’” -Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman saying “Bond, James Bond” on @katiecouric was awesome!!
— Omar Alor (@OmarAlor3) December 18, 2012