Hugh landed his breakthrough role as Wolverine in the 20th Century Fox X-Men film series. He received various awards including two Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Jackman recently said that he sensed the presence of his late father on the set of his latest film, “The Son.”
Hugh Jackman shocked the audience at the Hamptons International Film Festival when he unexpectedly turned up for a Q&A following a showing of his most recent film, “The Son.” Unfortunately, his father, Christopher John Jackman, passed away while the film was in production. A source informed Page Six that Jackman found making the movie “very painful.”
Jackman returned to set just three days following his loss, and he mentioned during his sit-down with Hamptons artistic director David Nugent that he could ‘feel his father’s presence’ with him during filming as he and writer-director Florian Zeller shot some of the project’s most emotionally complex scenes that speak to both the rewards and challenges of parenthood.
Jackman remarked on-stage during one of the movie’s more poignant moments that he felt his dad’s presence. “I find it hard to watch that scene because I could feel him in the room.” Anthony Hopkins, Laura Dern, and Vanessa Kirby are included in the project as well.
On Father’s Day in Australia, Jackman’s father passed away the previous year. The movie star sent a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, “In the early hours of Father’s Day (AU), my Dad peacefully passed away… And whilst there is deep sadness, I am filled with such gratitude and love. My Dad was, in a word, extraordinary. He devoted his life to his family, his work, and his faith. I pray he is now at peace with God.” Stay tuned to Thirsty for the latest news and updates.
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