Hugh Jackman - Hugh Jackman was taught real men don't cry

0
0
Subscribe To:

Hugh Jackman was raised to believe a ''a real man doesn't cry''.

The 44-year-old actor was born and grew up in Sydney, Australia, and raised by his English parents Christopher and Grace Jackman.

Hugh - who has four siblings and one half-sister - believes the combination of living in Australia where guys are encouraged to be tough and his father's reserved English nature imprinted on him that it is a sign of weakness to for a guy to show his emotions.

He told Cosmopolitan magazine: ''Growing up in Australia, my opinion of masculinity is that you don't show your feelings. A real man doesn't cry. My father is classic English - emotionally shut down - although in the past 10 years, he seems to have cried at every family reunion.''

Although that was the way 'The Wolverine' star was raised, Hugh insists he is comfortable to show his feelings and believes it takes a real man to be able to cry and speak about his feelings.

The screen hunk - who is married to 57-year-old actress Deborra-Lee Furness, with whom he has two children, Oscar and Ava - was inspired by the open nature of Italian men when he visited the European country.

He explained: ''The real measure of a man is to be you. It's OK to show emotion. After travelling to Italy I've learnt that I prefer their way. There, men can show emotion; they can be affectionate and still be masculine.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Hugh Jackman - Deborra-lee Furness

0
0
Subscribe To:
Advertisement

More Hugh Jackman

Pirates, Mermaids, Neverland: Everyone's Favourite Adventure Story Returns With 'Pan' [Trailer + Pictures]

An extraordinary re-telling of a time-honoured fairy story, Peter Pan is set to hit the big screen once again in 'Pan'; a tale of how...

Pan - Teaser Trailer Trailer

Left behind by his mother at an orphanage, one young rebellious boy always dreamed of finding his mother out there somewhere. That boy was Peter...

Hugh Jackman Impresses Critics At Latest Broadway Opening 'The River'

Say what you will about Hugh Jackman, but the man knows how to make an impression. The reviews for his latest Broadway stint, The River,...

Hugh Jackman Pays His Respects At Oscar De La Renta's Funeral - Part 2

'Wolverine' star Hugh Jackman arrived with his wife Deborah Furness at the funeral service of fashion giant Oscar de la Renta held at the Church...

Advertisement

Hugh Jackman Receives Treatment For Third Skin Cancer Diagnosis In A Year

Hugh Jackman will definitely wish he possessed the same healing powers as Wolverine in real life at the moment, the Hollywood star has been forced...

Doctor Who Operated On Joan Rivers Steps Down From New York Clinic

The doctor who performed the endoscopy on Joan Rivers which led to the comedienne's cardiac arrest has stepped down as medical director of Yorksville Endoscopy,...

Wimbledon 2014: Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Jackman & Keira Knightley Watch Epic Men's Final [Pictures]

Celebrities flocked to South London over the past fortnight to see the stars of the tennis court compete at Wimbledon. Stars from around the world...

Hugh Jackman's Peter Pan Origins Film 'Pan': Everything You Need To Know

Hugh Jackman posted one very exciting image on his Instagram account yesterday! Along with the caption “Blackbeard is born #PAN,” Jackman posted a photo of...

Advertisement

Comments

Hugh Jackman Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Hugh Jackman

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All