Hugh Jackman said filming The Son made him realize how “vulnerable” he was after his father’s death

Hugh Jackman has said the filming The son made him realize how vulnerable he was after his father’s death.

Jackman, 54, who plays Peter, a workaholic lawyer with a teenage son, said: “I’d be one of the least [likely] People I know who I would call a hot mess, but I definitely was during that time.”

The actor’s father died in the middle of filming in September 2021. Although the subject of the film “scared” Jackman, he decided not to take time to grieve.

“My father never missed a day’s work in his entire life,” he said wolverine the actor told the BBC. “I imagined what my dad would say, and he would say, ‘Go to work.'”

The film explores the life of Peter as he grapples with life with a new partner, a young baby, an ex-wife and a depressed son. Jackman continues to speak to the therapist who helped him film it, he said.

The son’The film’s producers also hired on-set psychiatrists in case members of the cast or crew needed to discuss the heavy material. This is something Jackman first saw during filming.

“People used it and it was necessary,” he said.

Talking about mental health issues is “much needed,” Jackman said, adding that he hopes so The son can trigger this.

“There’s a real lack of knowledge, ignorance and shame about the subject and I think we need to deal with it really, really quickly.”

When discussing the current dialogue about eliminating gender-specific acting categories at awards shows, Jackman revealed he fully endorsed the idea.

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Explaining that he’s “a big fan” of a gender-neutral category, Jackman said, “That would be a really positive move. I don’t understand why it’s split into just two genders when we all know it’s a much larger spectrum.”

For his appearance in The sonJackman has been nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture at both the upcoming Golden Globes and the Satellite Awards.

The son hits UK cinemas on February 10, 2023. Hugh Jackman said filming The Son made him realize how “vulnerable” he was after his father’s death


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