Actor Hugh Jackman celebrated his birthday with "Extra's" AJ Calloway, talking about his hit movie, "Real Steel" -- and about his work with the Laughing Man charity.
Calloway presented Jackman with cupcakes, which the hunky star appreciated. "Next summer, I'm starting 'Wolverine,' so I'm going to eat these while I can because it's over pretty soon."
As for "Real Steel" being the No. 1 movie in the America, Jackman said it was getting his kids' approval that mattered most. "I think for a second, just a little bit, I might have seen in my son's eyes, 'I think my dad is kinda cool.'"
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"Extra's" Terri Seymour caught up with actor Hugh Jackman at the premiere of his new film, "Real Steel" -- where he said this was the first time his son Oscar, 11, and daughter Ava, 6, would see him kissing a woman other than their mother.
"I had not even registered that my son and daughter were about to see me kiss another girl for the first time," laughed Jackman. "It's the first movie of mine they've seen. As it came up, I went, 'Oh no.' I said [to his wife] 'Deb, uh oh.' Both of us looked and then Oscar said, 'Yeah, you're going to be in trouble, Dad.' He didn't even look at me. That's all he said about it."
Watch how Jackman trains Seymour to throw a punch!
Action star Hugh Jackman is back on the big screen with his futuristic robot flick, "Real Steel."
Jackman told "Extra's" Renee Bargh about his shift from playing "X-Men's" Wolverine to his role as boxer Charlie Kenton. "What was nice about this movie was not doing a lot of action, really. Most of the action is the robots in the ring," adding, "This was a boxing movie where I didn't get my head knocked off, so it was great."
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"Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky has decided not to direct the next "Wolverine" sequel, due to the film's shooting schedule overseas.
"As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became clear that the production of 'The Wolverine' would keep me out of the country for almost a year," Aronofsky told the Hollywood Reporter in a joint statement with 20th Century Fox.
"I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time. I am sad that I won't be able to see the project through, as it is a terrific script and I was very much looking forward to working with my friend, Hugh Jackman, again," Aronofsky continued.
Stated Fox: "While we are of course disappointed that Darren can't do 'The Wolverine,' we also understand and respect his reasons. Having done both 'The Wrestler' and 'Black Swan' with Darren, we know he is an extraordinary talent and we look forward to working with him on other projects in the future. Hugh Jackman and Fox both remain fully committed to making 'The Wolverine.' We will regroup and move forward aggressively."
No release date has been set by the studio.
"Extra's" AJ Calloway chatted with actor Hugh Jackman at the Audi Super Bowl party about upcoming Academy Award hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco.
"Anne helped me out when I hosted the Oscars, as you remember," said the "Wolverine" actor. "I think she's phenomenally talented. And James is one of the most versatile guys around, so between the two of them, I think they are going to be surprising and do a great, great job!"