Hugh Jackman Breaks Down In Tears Over His Mother’s Abandonment

Wed, December 12, 2012 9:54am EDT by 7 Comments

In an emotional new interview, the ‘Les Miserables’ star opens up about the morning his mother left his family.

Hugh Jackman, 44, and his Les Miserables character Jean Valjean share a common value: the importance of family. In a recent interview with 60 Minutes, Hugh became extremely emotional while discussing his family and the heartbreaking day his mother left when he was only eight years old.

“I can remember the morning she left; it’s weird the things you pick up,” the actor told Scott Pelley. “I remember her being in a towel around her head and saying goodbye, must have been the way she said goodbye. As I went off to school, when I came back, there was no one there in the house. The next day there was a telegram from England, Mum was there. And then that was it.”

After his mother left, Hugh and his four older siblings only saw their mother once a year. Although the actor was left without a mother at a young age, he still had a dependable father to rely on.

“My father is a rock,” Hugh said. “My father is my rock. It’s where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what.”

Although Hugh is an internationally famous actor, his father keeps him grounded by reminding him about the most important thing in his life: family.

“It’s always about the family,” he said. “It’s not about work. And I think that’s him living with probably some of his regrets. And feelings of maybe he at the wrong time put too much in his career. And he doesn’t want me to make me that mistake. In his gentle way, he always reminds me this the most important thing.”

WATCH: Hugh Jackman in The Trailer For Les Miserables!

Watch Hugh’s emotional interview below.

– Jenny Pickard

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Sara

Posted at 4:28 AM on September 23, 2013  

hugh sir…everyone got up downs in life…its sad..but see u moved on…..this is what you are……wolverine …..:) (: never cry…………………………………………

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mary

Posted at 6:10 PM on March 1, 2013  

DAZMan)*&^% Unless you have worked his shoes or anyone’s shoes ……. you have NO knowledge to comment…………..

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mary

Posted at 6:10 PM on March 1, 2013  

Walked in his shoes………

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DazMan

Posted at 9:03 AM on December 22, 2012  

Hugh, You’re a legend mate and I love watching you dance, but honestly please don`t do the water works stuff
if it’s to do with working long hours and not being able to spend enough time with your wife etc.
Common people don`t have the option of cutting back on their working hours but you do.
I know you have to be interviewed due to the Miserables thing, but Anne can do the promo stuff
via ‘accidental’ wardrobe disasters..you don`t have to lower yourself with cry baby stuff.

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carrie

Posted at 12:11 AM on January 11, 2013  

you are such a cunt.

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mary

Posted at 6:09 PM on March 1, 2013  

Unless you have walked in his shoes……….your comment his totally worthless…………

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D

Posted at 1:01 PM on December 12, 2012  

He was looking for his mother….and then he found her. Well, sort of….

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