Hugh Jackman covers Men’s Fitness in a t-shirt, which is somewhat disappointing to me. However I know that Hugh Jackman shirtless photos occasionally come out, and that we’ll have lots of opportunities to admire his manly chest when Wolverine comes out at the end of next month. Maybe, if we’re lucky, he’ll do some frolicking beach candids as part of the lead-up. Here’s hoping! Also, Hugh fills out a t-shirt much better than meathead Joe Manganiello, who can’t act his way out of a paper bag. I was just reminded of that in the season premiere of True Blood. Someone needs to put those stupid methhead wolves out of their misery.
Getting back to Hugh, he’s gorgeous, he’s thoughtful, he’s polite, and he’s an all-around decent guy. He knows this too, and he explains it in a very matter-of-fact way, saying that it’s easier to be nice to someone than to tell them off. I’m going to try and keep this in mind in my day-to-day life, not that I have an anger issue but I will tell someone off for being rude. (Cutting in line is a pet issue of mine.)
On Dwayne Johnson‘s fitness advice: “He told me that if in a six-month period you want to put on 25 pounds of lean muscle and not fat, eat natural and eat 6,000 calories a day. There were times when I would literally eat with the mind set of working out. ‘One more mouthful, one more, come on, come on, you’ve got to finish this meal!’”
On being referred to as the Nicest Guy in Hollywood: “As an actor, I’ve always believed that any label is your enemy. Look, I was brought up in a way where you treat people with respect. So it’s certainly easier for me to be polite and respectful to people than to be an asshole. Like, if I’m walking down the street with my family and the 29th person says, ‘Hey man, can I get a photo?’ for me to say, ‘No photos, get f–ked’— for the next hour I’ll be thinking I shouldn’t have said that. Whereas, if I say either, ‘Yeah, no problem,’ or, ‘Listen, I’m with my family now, but it’s nice to meet you,’ then I move on, in a way it’s easier. It’s a mixture of that and also not being a wanker.”
On trying to be himself: “I try to be myself as much as I can when I’m not acting, for better or worse, but I’ve had publicists who’ve told me it’s a bad idea: ‘You move your hands too much, you did this too many times, you should do this, you shouldn’t talk about that.’”
I love him so much! I want to have Hugh’s babies and make whichever constant recipes he needs for his latest fad diets. I know he’s happily married and it’s not to be, but that just ads to the attraction for me. He is good, committed husband and father, and while Hugh is widely admired he just doesn’t get enough love. You know why that is? Because he’s not controversial. As he said, he’s just who he is and he doesn’t try to be anyone else. He’s a genuine person and that comes through in everything he does. Also, he better win an Oscar in the next handful of years.
Hugh is shown out in NY earlier this month. Credit: FameFlynet