Actor Hugh Jackman rose to fame worldwide after he was chosen by director Brian Singer to portray Wolverine – one of the most popular mutant superheroes in Marvel comics. But it seems his own children do not care much about their father being a superhero.
During his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jackman was asked whether his son, 15-year old Oscar, loves that he is Wolverine and whether his child thinks he’s cool to walk around with. A thoughtful Jackman said “No.”
“Yes and no,” he said immediately. Jackman went on to explain that his son likes to use his popularity to impress girls. “There was one time, uh a few years back, we’re at the beach and he was talking with this girl. He was about 12 and the girl looked to me about 15. He likes older women like his dad,” he said.
Jackman continued, “He [Oscar] starts walking over to me and he sort of ran ahead to this girl and the girl is walking. And he’s sort of running up to me. I was like, ‘Everything alright?’ And he said, ‘I told her you’re Wolverine. Just sign an autograph.'”
“I was like, am I the wingman for my son now?” “The Prestige” actor recalled, smiling. Jackman also added another particularly embarrassing incident when his son invited another friend along to the actor’s home.
“He had another friend over the other day, a new friend and I was listening in. And the friend was obviously enamoured by Wolverine, asking all these questions … and he said look, my dad is not tough, he’s not cool, he’s nothing like Wolverine, just get over it, and that was it,” Jackman said before adding humourously, “Haven’t seen that kid since actually.”
Degeneres had begun the interview congratulating the actor on his 20th wedding anniversary. Jackman, 47, wed actress Deborra-Lee Furness, 60, in 1996 after they met on the set of the TV show “Correlli.” “She’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me and it gets better and better,” Jackman gushed about his wife. He has two children with Furness, son Oscar (15) and daughter Ava (10).
The actor is currently preparing to star in his final outing as the metal-claw baring mutant Wolverine in an untitled sequel by director James Mangold, set to arrive in cinemas on March 2017.
An instagram user umbertogonzalez has posted a rumour on the social networking site that Wolverine 3 will mark the end of the X-Men film universe that began back in 2000 with Brian Singer’s “X-Men.”