Hugh Jackman may be a world-famous movie star, but to his son Oscar, 13, he's just a regular and often-embarrassing dad.
Hugh has been out promoting his latest movie, The Wolverine, which is due out today. Hugh shared that at thirteen, Oscar is growing increasingly embarrassed over the attention from fans, as well as his famous dad talking about him in interviews.
Hugh shared, “He’s at that age where it can be embarrassing. He’s now like, ‘Can you please stop talking about me? This is killing my reputation. He wants me to be his dad. He doesn’t like when we get stopped on the street or when people recognize me.”
The actor also says that both of his kids, Oscar and Ava, 8, aren't quick to give him props for being cool. “They’re not going to give that up to me. They’re not going to be like, ‘Yeah Dad, you’re the coolest!’ My son actually saw the movie, and I asked him what he thought, and he begrudgingly goes, ‘Oh, awesome.’”
I think most parents of teens can relate. We all think that "our" kids won't be embarrassed and eager to avoid us in public, but it inevitably happens anyway. Even for movie stars.
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