Hugh Jackman Talks Fatherhood And Wolverine In Parade

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Oh I love me some Hugh Jackman, don’t you? The star graces the cover of this week’s Parade Magazine and opens up about being a father, his marriage and what it takes to get his Wolverine six-pack!  Check out a few highlights below;

On his partnership with his wife: 
“I am the pragmatic, steady, sensible one. Deb is the hilarious, fun, sexy, crazy, impractical one. When it comes to the kids, I’m strict and she’s lenient. But deep down, we’re very similar. We get each other completely without ever having to speak, and we have pretty much since day one.”

Jackman loves being a father.
“I feel so lucky to have both a son and a daughter, because there’s a different relationship with each of them. Instinctively as a man, you know what your son has to go through. So I think you’re a little tougher. … With a daughter, this protective side comes out. When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.”

Jackman shares some intel on the latest Wolverine film:
“Okay, the movie takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand. My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to healhimself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him. And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it.”

Any airbrushing in those new photos of The Wolverine?
“No, I had to do it the hard way. Let me tell you, at 44 it’s not getting easier.”

Despite his extreme discipline, people don’t realize Jackman is a foodie.
“My gosh, I love food. If I wasn’t an actor, I could be a completely different body shape right now. But I finished filming [The Wolverine] four days ago, so I’m eating pretty much anything that comes my way!”

To read more you can pick up this week’s issue of Parade.

Photo courtesy of Parade

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