Those abs are hell on wheels. Sunday evening Oprah’s Lifeclass included the man with the metal claws in theaters now, eclectic actor Hugh Jackman. The man himself can benchpress 300-pounds, and leg pressed at one point 1000-pounds and eats every two hours when he is working out three hours a day.
“I have a trainer that makes it so you want to come back”
Jackman eats 6000 calories a day. “The Rock,” Dwayne Johnson also gave Jackman tips for those million-dollar X-men abs. “I called him up, you know the way he looks he knows what he is doing and e was more than happy to help out,” explained Jackman, “to build up Wolverine, half man half human.”
When Jackman auditioned for X-men he’d never heard of it before, they auditioned worldwide
“I know what’s going to happen and it scares me,” said his wife, Deborrah Lee Furness about Jackman making it big time. They met in a soap opera, Jackman got the acting job straight out of acting school.
At 28, he was performing at the Royal national Theater, his dream
What’s next when you hit your dream of a lifetime at the age of 28?
Last year, Les Miserables. Hugh had to go 36-hours without without any fluids to get that gaunt-look for his role as Jean Valjean. All songs were performed live for the camera. He wanted the part badly. He sang for 3 hours for the audition, after running while carrying his bike to get there, someone had stolen the wheels off of it in New York.
Les Miserables success, he rose to the moment
Improving, growing or decaying. Jackman believes you are doing one of them at all times in life. Hugh Jackman is a man that moves from his center. He is extremely mindful of his role in his family as the father. Jackman roams New York with his two children on scooters with the paparazzi nearby. “I’m not trying to play some super star role on the streets and close my life up. I’m out there with my kids living everyday life. I told the cameramen, you can follow me if you want but you won’t get any big special pictures. Just me being a dad. I’m not the kind to ‘flip’ off a taxi or other New Yorkers.”
Jackman’s mother left him when he was only eight
His own father raised Hugh, the youngest, and his four brothers and sisters by himself, his mother left home when Jackman was eight years old. “I think she suffered a sort of depression after I was born and it took her some time to come out of it. Her mother at the time was living in England and was very sick.”
“She came only once a year to visit, or sometimes we’d vacation there and she’d come with us for a time. I think she and my father tried reconciliation once fore sure, but it didn’t work out.”
“Yes, I’m in the right place fully aware.” Oprah asked, “How do you make sure you don’t stagnate?”
“You marry a woman like Deb; you meditate, and have children.” Jackman understands the fragility of the moment.