15 Super Dads: Hugh Jackman
This fortnight we bring you one celeb father everyday who deserves to be celebrated for his parenting skills and gives all dads #fathergoals to live up to. Today in focus is Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, famous for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men series.
Claim to fame: The Australian actor who is also a producer and singer, is most famous for his suave and sexy personification of the Marvel Comics’ superhero Wolverine. He has played lead roles in a gamut of films, including The Fountain, Van Helsing and the movie adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel Les Miserables, for which he won an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
Fatherhood: The super-hot Hollywood hunk is also an amazing dad, who doesn’t mind playing silly for his two adopted children, Oscar and Ava. He loves indulging in snowball fights and walking his dogs with them and even gliding down playground slides! But despite his funny and cool nature, he is also known to be a strict father, who does not want his fame to overshadow his kids’ lives. He works hard to ensure they stay humble and disciplined and inculcate crucial human values which will help them face the limelight better as they grow up. In an interview, he had said, “I constantly talk to them about respect and gratitude. I say, ‘Unfortunately, I’m going to be tougher on you than I would be if I wasn’t famous, because people are actually going to be less tough on you in life.’ In a way they have to be better behaved, be more respectful, have more gratitude than other kids. I try to keep their life as down-to-earth as possible. I really do.”
Lessons learnt: Being rich and famous does not give you the right to be brash and irresponsible, which is something Hugh understands very well and ensures he teaches his children the same. Moreover, whether you are the CEO of your firm or just a regular employee, being childlike with your children is not at all a matter of shame. In fact, it is a fun thing to do and lets you relieve your stress and mental and emotional baggage in a cooler and more enjoyable manner.
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