Hugh Jackman was making an appearance on “60 Minutes” to promote his upcoming film, “Les Miserables” when questions about his childhood and family caused the actor to break down according to the Huffington Post on Dec. 10.
Jackman, 44, was there to promote the Oscar-contending film when questions from the interviewer caused him to tear up. The Australian triple threat grew up the youngest of five children in a single-father headed household. His mother left when he was just 8. During the interview, he talked about his mother’s leaving.
“I can remember the morning she left, it’s weird the things you pick up. I remember her being in a towel around her head and saying goodbye, must have been the way she said goodbye. As I went off to school, when I came back, there was no one there in the house. The next day there was a telegram from England, Mom was there. And then that was it. I don’t think she thought for a second it would be forever. I think she thought it was, ‘I just need to get away, and I’ll come back.’ Dad used to pray every night that Mom would come back.”
When asked to discuss the impact his father had on him, Jackman grew emotional.
“My father is a rock. My father is my rock. It’s where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what…. It’s always about the family. It’s always, ‘How’s Deb?’ It’s not about work. And I think that’s him living with probably some of his regrets. And feelings of maybe he at the wrong time put too much in his career. And he doesn’t want me to make me that mistake. In his gentle way, he always reminds me this the most important thing.”
Though the Aussie actor may be best known for his role as Wolverine in the “X-Men” movies, the actor is multi-talented and is about to reveal that in a big way. Hugh’s latest film, “Les Miserables” is a musical in which the actors do their own singing. It opens in theaters on Christmas Day. The film and the actor are receiving lots of Oscar buzz.
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