I mean seriously now. Does the man have no flaws? He recently came out and discussed his feelings about his mother leaving when he was eight years old, and the most amazing thing? He holds nothing against her whatsoever! I mean apparently the story is she up and left one night, and then sent a telegram the next day explaining that she wasn’t coming home. Surely that would leave room for some bitter feelings, but the mega-superhero goes on to say:
“The thing I never felt, and I know this might sound strange, I never felt that my mum didn’t love me. I’ve spoken about it at length with her since and I know she was struggling. She was in hospital after I was born suffering from post-natal depression.” [news.com.au]
Of course, the actor is now in his forties, so his reply comes from 30+ years of soul searching and bridge-building with his mum. But still, I know people who hold grudges for someone taking the last stick of gum.
It’s kind of amazing how much understanding and compassion can live inside a single human being. Seriously Mr. Jackman, stop being so amazingly awesome and scathingly handsome, some of us normies just can’t take the heat.