Hugh Jackman's 'boring' job
Dec 11, 2008, 11:00 GMT
Hugh Jackman -The \'Australia\' actor took his children Oscar, eight and Ava Eliot, three, to live on set while making the film. Although his son was initially keen to follow in his father\'s acting footsteps, he soon grew tired of the lengthy shooting sequences. © Solarpix / PR Photos
Hugh Jackman has "the most boring job in the world" according to his son.
The 'Australia' actor took his children Oscar, eight and Ava Eliot, three, to live on set while making the film. Although his son was initially keen to follow in his father's acting footsteps, he soon grew tired of the lengthy shooting sequences.
Hugh said: "There was this one scene Oscar was in, where it took four days to shoot and it was perfect because after four days he came up to me and said, 'Dad, you have the most boring job in the world. I never want to do it again.' "
The 40-year-old star was initially reluctant for Oscar to appear in the movie, but soon agreed to his son's demands.
He revealed: "We shot for eight months, and I gave in after about six months because it was hard for him. All the aboriginal kids he was hanging out with were all in the movie, and he couldn't understand why he wasn't."
Hugh adds that despite his best efforts, Oscar hasn't naturally taken to sports either, and a recent trip to a Los Angeles Lakers' play-off game produced disastrous results.
He added in an interview on US TV talk show 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!': "It was an unbelievable match. We were sitting next to David Arquette and Sacha Baron Cohen. Three minutes into the first quarter, Oscar says, 'I want to go home, this is so boring.'
"Then I had the stupid idea of giving him some candy. He grabbed the bag, and spilled them. Thank God it was a time-out. Literally we're - me and Sacha Baron Cohen on hands and knees, picking up candy from the court!"