In this Sunday’s issue, the actor opens up to PARADE's Jeanne Wolf about taking risks, cherishing fatherhood, and what makes his 16-year marriage work.
Read highlights from the interview, and see video of Hugh's Les Mis costars dishing about him below. Check out the full interview with Hugh Jackman in this weekend's issue of PARADE.
On his role as the haunted Valjean, a loner by necessity:
“I’m not a loner at all. The one thing I relate to about Jean is that I’m probably a little hard on myself. Jean lives with this constant striving to be a better man, but he never feels he attains it, and I, too, strive all the time.”
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.