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Hugh Jackman: Too Buff? Too Bad.
September 30, 2011
Hugh Jackman is a totally respectable actor, but if it weren't for the intensive work he does on his body, his body of work would be substantially slimmer.
X-Men, X2, X-Men United, X-Men: Origins, Swordfish, Someone Like You and Australia are just a few of the films that most likely spent a sizable chunk of change on a trainer to ensure the hunk's sizable body came to play in the requisite shirtless scenes.
That's just one of the reasons I'm angered by a new interview Hugh gave, revealing that his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, would prefer if he stopped looking so damn fine.
"She's always upset with me if I'm in really good shape," he told Australia's News.com.au. "Overall, Deb would say to me my job is to be out of shape so that she can look as good as possible. She's like, 'I think you're forgetting the contract of marriage -- ultimately everything is about me looking better, so enough with the training.'"
First of all, don't get me started on the "contract" mention in that last quote since Hollywood has been buzzing about this "loving marriage" since Hugh broke out in 2000.
Secondly, and I'm sorry to be this guy, but he'd have to do a helluva lot more than cease working out for her to be the better-looking half of this couple. I am sure she's a lovely person, with many wonderful qualities and hair that smells like freshly baked cinnamon buns, but asking him to pudge-up is a crime against hot-manity!
Fact is, Hugh won't be able to keep up his workout regimen forever, so why not let us have his abs, pecs and biceps while we can? Deb is welcome to everything after 60. Sound good?