Ethel Merman-Referencing Movie Star Insists 'I'm Not Gay'


Hugh Jackman's effortless ability to segue between hairy-chested machismo and honey-voiced vibrato has fed rumors for years that our Wolverine's gay subtext might not be so buried. A game Jackman nicely addresses the speculation in an interview with Parade, saying "I'd be happy to go and deny it, because I'm not [gay]. But by denying it, I'm saying there is something shameful about it, and there isn't anything shameful." Jackman clearly has no problem with that perception, as he goes on to prove with his impeccably-referenced description of his wife, Deborah:

"She's the most honest person I've ever met. The worst liar. Can't do it," he says of Deb, eight years his senior. "Everything she feels comes out. This is just the long way of saying she's not jealous of my success, no. It's not in her DNA. Every person I've ever worked with has ended up liking Deb more than they like me."He adds: "I'm a little behind in the wit department, and she's always, 'Come on, Hugh, keep up! Keep up!' She looks a lot like Kim Novak, but she's from the Ethel Merman school with her humor."

And, no doubt, she is a real Judy Garland in the sack. Never gets boring!

· Hugh Jackman: I'm Not Gay [Us]


  • JudgeFudge says:

    We just have to accept it, people. Huch Jackman is tap-dancing one minute and shlonging his wife the next.

  • jeff says:

    i wonder if there is any correlation between additional box-office success and receiving a star on the hollywood walk of fame right before your movie opens. is there a more whored-out pr stunt than the useless walk of fame?

  • icallthebigonebitey says:

    Remember that time Miranda told Carrie she realized she was still in love with Steve but he was already dating someone new: "Debbie!" That's how I feel whenever Hug(e) talks about his wife Deborah. Except Hug(e) and I never dated, except in my mind.
    Also, if Hugh thinks his wife looks like Kim Novak, does that mean that someday (soon?) he's going to take her to that mission near Salinas and that she might "accidentally" take a spill off the bell tower? Not that I'm advocating...

  • Karla says:

    Yes, Jeff, walk of fame is pathetic, but isn't Hugh being immortalized at Graumann's Chinese in that shot?
    That's way cooler than the walk of shame.

  • el smrtmnky says:

    oh, Liza with Hugh! you're so adorbs. i'm surprised that hollywood blvd shreks's not in this pic, though.

  • Inhaler says:

    "...but she’s from the Ethel Merman school with her humor."
    And Hugh is from the Tom Cruise school with his closet tactics.

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