Hugh Jackman is one of those mega movie stars who can do it all. He can act, obviously, but he can also sing (see: Les Misérables) and dance (see: this Academy Awards opening number). How can someone possibly ignore such raw talent, not to mention those raw, chiseled, hard-as-diamond abs? His kids have found a way!
“My son actually saw [The Wolverine],” Hugh Jackman told People at the MOMS’ Mamarazzi event in NYC, “and I asked him what he thought, and he begrudgingly goes, ‘Oh, awesome.’”
Just like any kids their age — Oscar is 13 and Ava is 8 — they are beginning to find embarrassment in their parents, even if one of them happens to be a superstar. Oscar in particular tells Hugh not to talk about him in interviews anymore and gets really embarrassed when they’re out together and Hugh is recognized by fans or followed by paparazzi.
“He’s at that age where it can be embarrassing. He’s now like, ‘Can you please stop talking about me? This is killing my reputation,’” Hugh says. “He wants me to be his dad. He doesn’t like when we get stopped on the street or when people recognize me.”
While we totally understand where his kids are coming from at this time in their lives, we hope they’ll soon understand what a treasure their father really is. As far as we’re concerned, Hugh Jackman is basically the eighth wonder of the world.