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Hugh Jackman Profiled on 60 Mins. Sunday, Dec. 9
Posted by Fan2 2012-12-06 18:44:36


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>>>Hugh Jackman pays his father tribute

Hugh Jackman's father is his "rock." He raised him alone from the age of 8 when his mother left the family. The "X-Men" actor isn't acting when he chokes up thinking about the message his father imparts to him constantly, to put his family ahead of his career. Scott Pelley profiles the Australian actor for 60 Minutes this Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Jackman had to fudge a rule recently that has kept him and his wife and kids happy for some time: take no roles that require more than two weeks away from home. He spent a good deal of time away while playing Jean Valjean in the upcoming screen musical version of "Les Miserables." It's a part he considers the "role of a lifetime" and its generating Oscar buzz for best picture and best actor.

Fresh off the long absence from his family, Pelley asks him what advice his father is giving him these days. Jackman is silent for several seconds before gaining his composure. "It's always about the family," he says softly, wiping the corners of his eyes and apologizing to Pelley for the unexpected show of emotion. "It's always, 'How's Deb?' It's not about work and I think that's him living with, probably some of his regrets and feelings of maybe he...at the wrong time put too much into his career and he doesn't want me to make that mistake," he tells Pelley. "And so, in his gentle way, he always reminds me that this is the most important thing."

In the profile, Pelley traces Jackman's life from childhood, when the acting bug bit him in prep school, to his success on Broadway in roles other actors might avoid. He played the gay Australian songwriter Peter Allen, a part that won him a Tony and also started rumors.

Asked by Pelley if he thought twice about doing the role that might limit his career, he responds, "Never thought it for a second. What sexuality you are is not the most interesting thing about you. It's the kind of person you are and that role just had, first of all, it was naughty," says the actor most famous for playing the murderous mutant Wolverine in "X-Men" films. "I would never give myself permission to do the things I did as Peter Allen and his sexuality, for me, is another costume. It's a personality trait, it's not who you are."

Hugh Jackman Profiled on 60 Mins. Sunday, Dec. 9
Posted by nealb1 2012-12-07 12:35:58


LOVE Hugh!

Hugh Jackman Profiled on 60 Mins. Sunday, Dec. 9
Posted by dramamama611 2012-12-07 12:43:17


Some lovely sentiment in just the article.


He'll also be on Kelly and Mike (Michael?) on Monday. So I suspect we'll be inundated with interviews from most of the cast this week.

Hugh Jackman Profiled on 60 Mins. Sunday, Dec. 9
Posted by Fan2 2012-12-07 13:19:13


Here's the inundation list so far LOL.

Dec. 10
Hugh on Kelly & Michael
Anne on Letterman
Hugh on Today Show

Dec. 11
Amanda on Letterman
Hooper on Today Show
Anne on Jimmy Fallon

Dec. 12
Anne on Kelly & Michael
Anne on Today Show

Dec. 13
Hugh gets his Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hugh on Leno
Eddie on Kelly & Michael
Eddie on Today Show
Amanda on Ellen DeGeneres Show
Amanda on Chelsey Lately

Dec. 14
Hugh on Ellen DeGeneres Show

Dec. 17
Amanda on Conan O'Brien
HBO - First Look

TBA:
Hugh on The Katie Couric Show
Hugh on The Jeff Probst Show

Hugh Jackman Profiled on 60 Mins. Sunday, Dec. 9
Posted by dramamama611 2012-12-07 13:44:07


Inundation is right!


Wait! Jeff Probst (the guy from survivor?) has a talk show?

Hugh Jackman Profiled on 60 Mins. Sunday, Dec. 9
Posted by Fan2 2012-12-07 13:55:08


Yeah I didn't know Probst had a show either! It's on NBC at 2:00.


Hugh Jackman Profiled on 60 Mins. Sunday, Dec. 9
Posted by mpd4165 2012-12-07 15:58:23


They are campaigning HARD for this. I'd love to catch as many of these interviews as possible, they may show some new clips.

Hugh Jackman Profiled on 60 Mins. Sunday, Dec. 9
Posted by Fan2 2012-12-07 16:02:09


There's a bunch of new clips in some of the featurettes, including Hugh singing "Suddenly."

The NY premiere is Monday at the Ziegfeld.