Hugh Jackman nailed audiences at his show called The Man, The Music, The Show in London. In between songs, Jackman told stories about his private life and profession, including the time he was nearly fired from playing Wolverine in the X-Men movie in 2000.
Here’s what he had to say:
‘I was told that things weren’t really working out as they hoped. I was about to get fired from my first Hollywood movie – the biggest of my career’
‘I was angry, I went home to my wife and I complained. I was whinging an Olympic level of whinging to Deb, my wife, and moaning about this person and that person.
‘She listened to me very patiently for about an hour and finally she just said, “Listen, I think you have just got to trust yourself.
‘”You are worrying way too much about what everything else is thinking. Just go back to the character, focus on that, trust your instinct… you’ve got this”.’
Hugh continued: ‘To me that was love. Someone that believes in you when you don’t fully believe in yourself. This show is dedicated to Deb and the kids.’
Hugh… What a guy. And Deb, I guess we owe it all to her. Thank goodness for good wives, amiright?! What’s your favorite Hugh Jackman role?