When you’re an actor who’s been nominated for several major awards, it seems that instead of publicly admitting your burning desire to win, the better and more respected response is to humbly wish all your other nominees the best of luck. Not so with Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated actor Hugh Jackman . The “Les Misérables” standout admitted to MTV News that it’s all about bringing home the gold.
“The way I look at it, if you don’t win, this whole thing is a waste of time,” Jackman joked about his feelings on winning the Globe for his stirring performance in the movie musical.
“Absolute waste of time,” agreed Jackman’s wife Debra, who was obviously in on the joke.
Jackman eventually got serious for a second to make sure we knew he was kidding and genuinely grateful for the positive reception he’s received for his performance. Then he continued joking around about how he will never feel tired or emotionally drained from having to attend this year’s seemingly endless string of award shows.
“I’m an actor. This is a lot of attention for me. This doesn’t get tiring for me,” he said with a smile.
In looking ahead to Jackman’s return to his fan-beloved portrayal of Wolverine, we wanted to know if the man has had a chance to read the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” script yet, in which we’ll see him breeze through a few frames in a cameo role .
“No, haven’t read it,” Jackman admitted. “I’d like to see it.”