Hugh Jackman's acting skills helped him find love

Hugh and Deborra-Lee

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has joked his acting talents were key to him marrying his wife Deborra-Lee Furness.

Hugh Jackman's acting talents helped him find love.

The 46-year-old star married Deborra-Lee Furness in 1996, after they met on the set of the TV prison drama 'Correlli', and Jackman thinks his on-screen image as a tough guy helped attract his wife, even though his real-life self is very different.

The Australian actor joked: "I'm really not my wife's type.

"It's lucky that I met her on this prison drama ['Correlli'] where I had tatts and the whole thing."

Meanwhile, Jackman, who stars alongside Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver in the new sci-fi movie 'Chappie', also confessed he's not very comfortable having to perform different accents in front of the camera.

However, he revealed that his wife - who's an actress, director and producer - is excellent at them, especially after she's had a few drinks.

Jackman - who has two adopted children with his wife, Oscar Maximillian and Ava Eliot - told KIISFM's Kyle & Jackie O Show: "I wouldn't say I'm great at accents.

"Deb, on the other hand, loves it. Every time she's drunk she's in an accent the entire time ... usually Scottish. Not that I condone drinking."


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