Earlier today, Hugh Jackman stopped by the SiriusXM Studios to appear on “The Opie & Anthony Show.” Although they talk about Prisoners (and the dark nature of it), there’s also some great chat on Hugh’s acting school, The Prestige, and his fitness — including a helpful hint on when’s the best time of the day to eat a lot of food. As an added bonus, Dominique Ansel – the creator of the famous Cronut – stopped by, allowing Hugh to try the donut-croissant hybrid. If you just want to see that part, you can watch it right here; or check out the entire interview below.
Earlier today (September 18th), Hugh Jackman appeared on “The TODAY Show” to talk about Prisoners. Paired up with Matt Lauer, he spoke of the research entailed to make Keller Dover a believable character. Hugh was also challenged by Matt to take over hosting duties for a day, allowing him to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a morning talk show host. Although it’s short, I also recommend checking out this video, in which Hugh pops in to say hello to the “TODAY” panel.
Yesterday, September 18th, Hugh Jackman appeared on “The View” to talk about Prisoners. Some of the discussion is about his son, Oscar, and the time he lost him while at a park at Sydney’s Bronte Beach. In this case, he was lucky paparazzi were nearby, as one photographer eventually alerted Hugh to his son’s presence: he was hiding in a tree! Hugh also talked about Swordfish and how his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, reacted to a particularly racy scene in the film. Click the still image above to check out the video (he appears after the second commercial break, around fifteen minutes in).
Last night (September 17th), Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness attended the New Yorkers For Children’s 14th Annual Fall Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. The Jackmans are co-chairs to the organization, which helps to raise awareness and funds for New York City-based youth in foster care. Please visit NYFC’s official site for more information, including how you can help their cause. I’ve added several images of Hugh and Deb from the event to the gallery, with more to come.
I’ve not had a chance to watch this yet, but please enjoy!
Following the Prisoners Los Angeles premiere on September 13th, Hugh Jackman’s episode of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” aired on NBC to promote the film. As a delightful surprise to longstanding fans, there are actually some fresher stories presented in the interview, including more details on Hugh’s handyman woes and what he and his brother did to try and get into the Guinness Book of World Records. I’ve added a few pictures to the gallery, and you can also find a video of the entire episode below.
Prisoners held its Los Angeles premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California on September 13th. Hugh Jackman attended the event solo, although he was joined by his co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, and Terrence Howard along with director Denis Villeneuve. Karina Smirnoff, Barbi Benton, and Emile Hirsch were also guests of the evening.
On September 13th, Hugh Jackman stopped by Universal Studios Hollywood to chat with “Extra’s” Maria Menounos. As part of the Prisoners promo tour, they talk about the film, including the question “how far would you go if your child went missing?” At the end of the interview – which is just under five minutes long – Hugh takes over hosting duties, honoring the would-be career if he hadn’t gone into acting.
Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, attended Day 14 of the 2013 U.S. Open earlier today, September 8th. The event was held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens in New York. Together, they watched the women’s singles final match between Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams, with the US’s Serena winning the game. Hugh also tweeted about the event, including a new picture.