Why Hugh Jackman was 'intimidated' by wife when they first met

27 September 2015 / 1 year 1 month ago

Hugh Jackman was "a little intimidated" when he met wife Deborra-Lee Furness for the first time.

The 'Wolverine' star, who is set to celebrate his 20th wedding anniversary with the 59-year-old actress next April, was very nervous when he was forced to share a car with her to the set of their Australian TV show 'Correlli' in 1995.

He said: "I was a little intimidated because she was a big star. I get into the back and say hi, she takes off her seatbelt and turned around in the front seat and she reached her hand out and she was like, 'Hi. I'm Deborra-Lee.' She took her sunglasses off and I loved that. First of all, she was stunning, took the sunnies off and she was just cool. From then on we were best buds."

The 46-year-old plays Blackbeard in the upcoming film 'Pan' and says Deborra, with whom he has son Oscar, 15, and daughter Ava, 10, was very attracted with his character during filming last year.

He told 'Entertainment Tonight': "She likes a bad boy. She actually said the Blackbeard, that kind of attitude, that works for her. The summer of 2014 was good to me."

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