Hugh Jackman is living proof that having a pile of money doesn’t mean you’re some sage that has life all figured out. He’s talented enough in his craft to keep getting gigs, but his recent confession would bring a tear to David Attenborough’s eye. It’s safe to assume Jackman’s mom never ordered a subscription to Zoobooks for her kid otherwise he would have known wolverines are an actual animal, not just some superhero moniker Stan Lee made up because it sounded awesome. And no, the animal’s claws aren’t made of adamantium if that’s his next question.
Hugh Jackman thought wolverines were made up for “X-Men” comics.
“Embarrassingly, I didn’t know what a wolverine was, I’d never heard of such an animal,” he admitted on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday night. “I presumed it was a made-up name for the comic book. I’d never read an ‘X-Men’ comic, I’d never seen a wolverine. We don’t have them in our zoos.”
If being attacked online for failing to flip to the Discovery Channel every once in a blue moon over 50 years wasn’t bad enough, he now has to defend a friendship with Ivanka Trump.
Hugh Jackman is all about loyalty.
Last month, the Oscar nominee celebrated his 50th birthday, but it was his party guests that raised a few eyebrows as Jackman’s celebration reportedly included First Daughter Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
“I’ve known those guys for 15 years,” he later told Variety, “and we don’t talk politics at birthday parties.”
Thanks to regressive tribalism running rampant in America, behaving like an adult and remaining friends with someone from a different political party is now frowned upon. Actors tend to be shallow and will avoid public embarrassment at all cost. Hugh is claiming political differences will not make his loyalty to her waver. Which is probably code for he knows what she looks like in lingerie and may be the owner the shoulder she loves to cry on.