“Good Morning America” (05/2014)

To help promote X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Hugh Jackman and fellow X-Men costars visited the “Good Morning America” set on May 8th. Also in attendance: Patrick Stewart, Ellen Page, James McAvoy, and producer Lauren Shuler Donner. They, of course, talk about the upcoming film, including Hugh returning to the X-Men franchise alongside the cast from the original trilogy. Jon Hamm also paid a visit to Hugh at one point, as shown in pictures added to the gallery. You can view the video of the GMA interview by clicking on the image below:

2014 MET Gala

On May 5th, Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness attended the annual MET Gala in New York City. As part of the most fashionable night of the year, they were dressed in matching black and white garments — including a sharp white tux for Hugh. Numerous people were in attendance at the event, including friends Sarah Jessica Parker, Ryan Reynolds, Naomi Watts, Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kylie Minogue, and director Baz Luhrmann.

Hugh Helps Announce 2014 Tony Nominees

Back on April 29th, Hugh Jackman “hijacked” the 2014 Tony Awards nominations ceremony. Originally hosted by Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu, Hugh’s appearance was unannounced and a total surprise — even to the two hosts! After dropping off two [empty] mugs, he proceeded to remind everyone about the impending Tonys air date and time. “You never know who will show up,” he said, reiterating this year’s slogan, and proving the fact with his appearance at this ceremony. You can watch a video of the announcements below, in which Hugh pops up within the first minute:

‘Noah’ London Premiere

Valjean and Javert meet again: Hugh Jackman arrived at the UK premiere for Noah on March 31st, supporting his Les Misérables co-star and friend Russell Crowe. The event was held in London at Leicester Square. (As a side-note: Noah is also directed by Darren Aronofsky, whom Hugh worked with on The Fountain.) Looking dapper in a grey suit, Hugh stood out on the unique and very cool blue carpet with oceanic wave design.

Virgin Trains’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Unwrapping

X-Men: Days of Future Past might still be two months away from hitting theaters, but that isn’t stopping Fox from doing some early promotional work for the movie. Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy joined forces in London earlier today, March 31st, to help Virgin unveil a new train sporting an array of iconic mutants. Photos from the event have been added to the gallery. Check out an article about the “unwrapping” below (including some quotes from Hugh), as well a couple of videos below the cut.

Hugh, 45, admitted getting a train with his face emblazoned on it was a far cry from his earlier days when he backpacked around Europe.

“It’s some sort of wish fulfilment in life, when you’re a young boy, to walk onto your own train. I pretty much lived on trains (before), because when I was 18, I got an InterRail card. It was about £250 and I was on £10 a day, so we slept on trains,” he said.

“I was that smelly guy in the corner, just outside the bathroom that people would have to step over. I would be swearing and drinking with my mates, so I got kicked off from many a train.”

The Australian actor joked about his co-star appearing on the first class carriage, with his own carriage located further back, saying: “I think it’s totally appropriate that he’s first class and I’m way up the back. It’s pretty wild.”

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“It is epic-ness, it is huge on a scale, not just visually but emotionally. Character and relationship-wise, it is quite epic with what we all go through,” James teased.

Hugh added: “It is massive. It is by far the biggest. I had this unbelievable opportunity to work with not only James, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, but the older actors playing the same characters – Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ellen Page. It was unbelievable, and the story is intricate. It is fun, it is massive and I think it is going to deliver beyond what people expect.”

SOURCE: YAHOO! UK

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2014 Jameson Empire Awards

On March 30th, Hugh Jackman attended the 2014 Jameson Empire Awards — and picked up a special trophy during the ceremony. Director Darren Aronofsky (who handled The Fountain) introduced Hugh, complete with clips of the actor’s movie career, before Hugh picked up the Empire Icon Award. Photos from the press room have been added to the gallery (you can also find a short interview right here, and you can also check out his speech below:

Hugh “in Talks” to Star as Blackbeard in Joe Wright’s ‘Pan’

Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to play the villainous pirate Blackbeard in Warner Bros.’ forthcoming Peter Pan origin film, Pan. Joe Wright is directing the adventure tale from a script by Jason Fuchs.

WB had gone to Javier Bardem for the role but the actor passed and the studio pursued Jackman shortly after that.

Jackman had been in discussions for a handful of films before committing to Pan, including the antagonist in Warner Bros. The Incredible Mr. Limpet remake.

The origin story [Pan] revolves around an orphan who is taken to the magical world of Neverland where he becomes a hero to the natives and leads a revolt against the evil pirates. The idea is that Blackbeard is the film’s main antagonist, while Hook would serve as Pan’s close ally before turning bad. Ryan Gosling was someone the studio had looked at among others for the part.

As for the title character, the studio is expected to do an open casting and find a discovery for the role. The studio is also looking for an actress in her mid-20s to play Tiger Lily.

SOURCE: VARIETY

2013 Christmas In Washington

Upholding his hosting duties, Hugh Jackman attended the 2013 Christmas In Washington event on December 15th and served as the emcee for the evening. President Barack Obama and the first family were in attendance, even joining Hugh on stage for a portion of the evening. Performers at the event included the Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crowe, Janelle Monáe, Anna Kendrick, and Pat Monahan (of Train); Charles Barkley also made a special appearance. The annual concert will be aired on Friday, December 20th at 8ET.

“Change Begins Within” Benefit Gala

On December 3rd, Hugh Jackman made his first public appearance following his skin cancer announcement and treatment. At the Change Begins Within benefit gala, he and wife Deborra-Lee Furness were honored for their lifetime of giving; family friend Wendi Murdoch presented the award. Hugh specifically talked about how meditation changed his life, and how David Lynch Foundation’s foundation was important in bringing Transcendental Meditation to those who could use the benefits. For more on the foundation, visit their official site.

Hugh Reveals Skin Cancer Treatment

Earlier today, Hugh Jackman revealed on his Instagram that he went in for skin cancer treatment. According to the message he left on the photo sharing site, he was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, the most frequent form of cancer. An estimated 2.8 million cases of this form of cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Read what Hugh said on his Instagram, and please do follow his advice about getting checked and protecting your skin.

Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a basil [sic] cell carcinoma. Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!

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