Hugh Jackman’s handsome mug graces the cover of October’s Town and Country. As if the Wolverine shout-out (“that dude who looked like Wolverine“) on Sunday’s Breaking Bad wasn’t enough, we get to read the delightful story of how Hugh and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness met and how they have championed the cause of adoption reform in Australia.
Deborra-Lee Furness is used to the those Wolverine mutton chops by now, but she prefers Hugh clean-shaven. “But I like him all ways: chubby, muscle-y, skinny. I’m always having affairs.” Good for Deb.
She’s a board member of Worldwide Orphans in Australia, and she helped create National Adoption Awareness week. Deb says, “I’m working with Americans to create an international campaign to shine a light on the fact that there are 153 million orphans in the world. If that were a country, it would be the ninth-largest in the world, just ahead of Russia.”
These two make such a nice couple. They always come across as truly in love, down to earth, and very appreciative of their success.
Jim Mangold, director of The Wolverine, has this to say about Hugh: “There’s a joy to being with him. With many actors of his magnitude of stardom, there can be an aspect of their existence that’s royal and apart. But that’s not the way with Hugh. He’s got an exuberance and unguardedness, and he talks to everybody on set. He loves life and is really grateful for the one that’s been granted to him.”
Experience the joy of Hugh Jackman yourself at his latest movie Prisoners, which is opening to good reviews. And I must apologize to Deb. After she made the crack about always having affairs in her Town and Country interview, she specifically said, “Don’t make that the headline.” Sorry Deb! You guys are too cute together. I couldn’t help it.
Here’s to 18 more years of marriage, philanthropy, and “affairs.”
Photo Credit: Joe Pugliese