Hugh Jackman: Man of Strength and Loyalty
Enraged with anger, grief and despair, the invincible adamantium-clawed “Wolverine” emerged as Marvel fans' favourite superhero despite enduring life-long loneliness as a perennial outsider. Fiercely loyal and torn between love and hate in a war of bloodshed, tears and pain, only the deepest touch of warmth can cease his rage and return him to his true self.
“When I wake up in the morning, my first thought is to get my kids up and ready for school!” says the man who is both the dangerous Wolverine of X-MEN with his hard expression, cold and resolute eyes, and the fierce protagonist of Logan wielding his giant, merciless claws; Hugh Jackman describes to
Vision Magazine an otherwise very different persona from his life behind-the-scenes.
“Of course, I am personally much calmer than Wolverine!” Jackman says humorously.
48-year-old Jackman is still a man of youth and energy, and has become a celebrated Australian legend through years of successful acting career. Since his first major acting role in his late 20s, Jackman has casted wide ranging characters; from violent, tender, to humorous, he had no trouble bringing out the soul of every character he played. He is known to be natural in his acting. "I don’t really have one role that I can relate to the most. They are all so different. But it’s safe to say that there’s a part of me in every role I have ever played. Like in the movie Prisoners, as a father I would do just about anything for my kids.”
After 17 years as Wolverine, Jackman's on-screen image seems to be predominantly associated with that of an untamed and clawed fighter. But coming closer in contact with him, beneath the hard appearance is a tender-hearted husband and father. “You have to make your marriage and family your priority. We do our best never to be away from each other for more than 2 weeks. If that means I don’t take a role, I don’t take the role.” For Jackman, he is a character defined by his heart not his work. "I married my best friend. I would rather spend my day with Deb and our kids than anything else.”
Hugh Jackman is a family man, and this overflowing gentleness in him is what makes him a perfect candidate to work with Montblanc. At first glance, the harsh characteristics we associate with Logan contrasted with the gentleman brand image of Montblanc appears totally different, but for Jackman, this is also an important part of him. “of course, they are complete opposites visually, but they are both roles that I love. As an Ambassador for Montblanc I have become very close with many of the people at the company. It’s similar to when you are on a film set.” In his opinion, a Montblanc man would be someone who is “strong and loyal” -qualities which Jackman displays both on and off the set.
飾演長達 17 年的角色 -「金剛狼」羅根，似乎已成為了銀幕上傑克曼的化身。但近距離接觸他時，「鐵漢柔情」或許是更貼切的形容。「婚姻和家庭在我人生中佔據第一位，我與家人分開時間不會超過兩週，如果這樣的原因讓我無法拿到更好的角色，那也沒有辦法。」 對傑克曼而言，內心最柔軟的部分也是他的一切，「最重要的，就是最重要的！我與我最好的朋友 Debbie結婚，對我而言沒有甚麼比整天與她和孩子們在一起更重要了」。
Jackman talks about his personal connection to the Maison. “We’ve had a great relationship from the start. Their commitment to quality is second to none. I know many of the craftsman who have been with the company for years. I think that speaks volumes about Montblanc.”
“If I had to choose my favourite product within Montblanc, I would only ask, how can anyone choose a favourite child out of their children?" Having said that, Jackman is especially passionate towards the Montblanc for UNICEF (the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) collection of writing instruments, a partnership which has helped more than 5 million children improve their learning environment.
As a father, Jackman is willing to sacrifice anything for the benefit of his children, and as a maison, Montblanc is willing to make every effort to carry on the traditions of writing instruments.
「如果要選出最喜歡萬寶龍的哪個產品，我只能說，如何在自己的孩子中選出最喜歡的呢？」話雖如此，傑克曼對萬寶龍為聯合國兒童基金會設計的書寫工具額外熱衷，因為這項合作, 為約 5百萬兒童開創更好的學習條件。
是，作為父親，傑克曼願意盡全力為兒童謀福利；作為品牌， Montblanc 願意盡全力將書寫傳統一代代承傳。