Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Why Won't Hugh Jackman Answer My Calls?

"To get down to the quick of it, respect motivates me, not success," says Hugh Jackman in an interview with Kevin Sessums PARADE
Well, we all know he's earned a lot of respect from fans and peers...and any woman with even a hint of vision left!

He's also known to be a nice guy...So Sessums inquires what makes Jackman play dark characters like Wolverine?

"My favorite play in drama school was 'The Bacchae,'" Jackman says, surprising me. Why would he choose this most gruesome of Greek tragedies as his favorite? "It's about a king who literally gets eaten alive by all the women in the play in a kind of orgy -- it's related to the word 'bacchanal' -- and I loved that idea of animalistic chaos and following our own desires," Jackman says. "I think Wolverine represents that in its most allegorical sense. He's a man who battles between the animal and the human, between the chaos in him and the self-control he must have. We all deal with this to some extent. At which point should we let go and do what we want to do? And when should we submit to rules? Coming to terms with our true natures and who we really are has always been a fascination to humans. I know it fascinates me."

To read more here...and prepare to drool!

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine," opens May 1. Sorry, couldn't find photo credit.


Regan Black said...

oh, what a good Wednesday!

A hunky handyman over at on and Hugh/Wolverine pics here.

Ahh, many thanks, Diana!


Mary Cunningham said...

All I can say is, "Yowsa!"

(thanks for the pics!)


Diana Black said...

HAHAHA! Yowsa!! That's going to become one of my fav expressions! Leave it to you, Gus...I mean Milkbone...Oh, who the heck are you?!?!

Regan, allllways happy to make your Wednesday a good 'un!


Teresa M Burrell said...

His phone must be off, otherwise I'm sure he'd take your call...Great post and double Wowsa! T

Diana Black said...

T, oh, you must be right! I mean, how easy would it be for someone like him to find a phone...Oh, who am I kidding...He can't handle me...I'm too much for him! I'd just break his heart!