“Wolverine” actor Hugh Jackman is being touted as the ‘real hero’ after he rescued his teenage son and other swimmers from the strong waves of Bondi beach in Sydney. However, the video footage and the viral news has left his son mortified.
The incident was captured on camera and the news went viral too quickly. This has left Jackman’s 15-year-old son Oscar embarrassed as the teenager thinks “it wasn’t that bad.” According to Toronto Sun, Hugh Jackman was enjoying a beach day at Bondi with his family over the Easter weekend, when the conditions took a turn.
Oscar had already wafted into the red flagged area. Jackman acted instinctively and pulled his son to safety before the lifesavers paddled him to the shore. According to Sydney Morning Herald, it was not just Oscar but also Ava, his daughter, who was in difficulty. Later, he was seen alerting others about the rip and guiding many to the shore.
When asked about the incident during the premiere of his latest movie, “Eddie The Eagle,” he revealed to “The Kyle & Jackie O Show” that Oscar was embarrassed about it, notes Daily Mail. “He’s really embarrassed, my son, he’s like ‘you’ve gotta be kidding me, it wasn’t THAT bad,'” Hugh said at the screening of his new movie.
While thanking the surf lifesavers at North Bondi and Bondi beaches, the star added that the incident was not as dramatic as it sounded, states Sydney Morning Herald. “I think if you’re not from Australia, all that stuff seems way more scary than if you grow up with it. It’s not so bad,” he said.
“You know, I’ve had him in America too long. That’s a sure sign,” he added. “He still does have Vegemite on toast. But getting caught in a rip? That’s a sure sign I haven’t had him at the beach enough,” he signed off.