Hugh Jackman: A Wolverine In The Sack

hugh jackman and deborra-lee furness

Hugh Jackman's wife enjoys him dressing as his X-Men character, Wolverine.

Awesome and awesomer. According to Digital Spy, the Australian actor Hugh Jackman has a touch of kink (or pragmatism) in him. While he has played a bevy of heavies (Van Helsing, the tough neck from Australia, Billy Bigelow in the Tony-winning play Carousel and Leopold of Kate & Leopold) but is best known to American audiences as Wolverine.

Wolverine (also known as Logan and Weapon X) is a mutant with the power to recover from injuries and has foot-long metal claws that are deployed from the backs of his hands. And the Australian actor stays in character (fine, costume) while he and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness do what married people do behind closed doors (not argue). That's right, Hugh Jackman's wife requests that he remain in Wolverine uniform (and other costumes) in the marital bed. Evidently, the sexiest man alive needs a little X-Men magic to keep things spicy in the bedroom.

OK, maybe "needs" is too strong of a word. Perhaps "benefits from" is more accurate. And who wouldn't like to add super powers to their boudoir repetoire? As an aside, check out Super Useless blog, it's about, um, useless super powers (not to say turning on one's wife with costumes is useless).

At any rate, you ever notice how a bunch of Aussie actors are totally into Method acting? Russell Crowe kept the Jeffrey Wigand accent during the entire filming of The Insider, Heath Ledger allegedly locked himself in a hotel for a month to crawl around in the Joker's head, Isla Fisher takes comedy so seriously that she married Borat and Kirk Lazarus doesn't break character until the DVD commentary is done. We wonder if Toni Collette and Chris Lilley pretend to be different people around the house (FYI: check out The United States Of Tara and Summer Heights High, if you get a free half hour. In The US Of Tara, Toni Collette plays a mother with multiple personality disorder, in SHH, Chris Lilley plays 12 different characters at a public high school in Australia).

What have learned today? 1) Even the sexiest man alive's wife doesn't mind dialing up the spice in the bedroom, so you shouldn't feel bad about cranking up the kind either. 2) "Australia is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you." 3) Mutants are sexy only when they're handsome, muscular and not deformed. Good day.

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