I was a fearful child, afraid of heights and dark: Hugh Jackman

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: May 05, 2014 13:25 IST

Hugh Jackman may have enthralled his young fans with his fearless superhero character in X-Men series, but the actor says as a child he used to be terrified of darkness.

The 45-year-old actor, who raises two adopted children, 14-year-old Oscar and eight-year-old Ava, with wife Deborra-Lee Furness, said he took some time in adapting to fatherhood, reported Contactmusic.

"I was surprised how little my own parenting instincts kicked in. I was a bit of a pain at first, insisting he couldn't have a bottle straight before bed because I'd read up on it," Jackman said.

"My own mother finally said, 'Look, you may have read a lot of books, but the kid (Oscar) hasn't, so put them down.' But I was quite a fearful kid myself. Heights, the dark...," he added.

He also admits he even incorporated a fear into Wolverine because he didn't want to play someone who isn't capable of feeling scared.

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