In a recent interview with Parade Magazine, Hugh Jackman, the actor best known for his role as Wolverine in the ‘X-Men’ series, admitted he was raised in a very religious family.
“I’m a Christian,” Jackman explained. “I was brought up very religious.”
He added, “Before I go onstage every night, I pause and dedicate the performance to God.”
Via CNS News:
In an interview with Parade Magazine, Jackman candidly admitted to being “brought up very religious.”
“I’m a Christian. I was brought up very religious. I used to go to different evangelists’ [revival] tents all the time. When I was about 13, I had a weird premonition that I was going to be onstage, like the preachers I saw.”
Later, Jackman reiterated his religious sentiment and admitted that he dedicates his performances to God.
“I’m a religious person,” said Jackman. “This is going to sound weird to you. In “Chariots of Fire” the runner Eric Liddell says, ‘When I run, I feel His pleasure.’ And I feel that pleasure when I act and it’s going well, particularly onstage. I feel what everyone’s searching for, the feeling that unites us all. Call it ‘God.’ Before I go onstage every night, I pause and dedicate the performance to God, in the sense of ‘Allow me to surrender.’
Jackman added that he has “more money than I could ever need” and wants to “use it to help others.”
The actor may be channeling his religious faith as he is set to play St. Paul in an upcoming film that will explore the story of the apostle’s “conversion, his ministry, and his imprisonment.”
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