Jackman defends 'pointless' fantasy Pan - 17th October
text advertisement here from as little as $100USD
per 12 months
Jackman has told Sky News he needs to keep a sense
of 'child-like wonder' in life to stay young - and
on top of his acting career.
star, who plays Blackbeard in his new film Pan, says
he has 'pretty much stalled around the age of eight
or nine maturity-wise - which is part of my job -
and I kind of love that'.
film has been panned by critics - and hasn't fared
much better at the US box office - it took just $15.5m
on its opening weekend - despite costing $150m to
make - and is on course to be one of the biggest flops
film, directed by Joe Wright, has been described as
'entirely pointless' by The Hollywood Reporter and
'dour' by Variety but Wright and Jackman both say
the film has been designed and aimed at children -
rather than film critics.
loved it. Joe said he wanted theatricality, this is
the world of a child's imagination, so all the adults
had to be partly frightening and partly ridiculous
because that's how kids see us.'
is a prequel of the JM Barrie classic and shows how
Peter Pan got to meet Captain Hook and the pirate
Blackbeard on his journey to Neverland.
says it stays true to the spirit of Barrie's book:
'If you read Peter Pan again as an adult, which I
highly recommend people do, there's a lot of warnings
in there about a switch that happens where we decide
to become an adult and we basically decide to become
old and you lose that sense of possibility.'
the actor added that he tries to keep that cynicism
that comes with being an adult at bay: 'Cynicism is
something you've got to fight.
it's fun to be cynical and see what's really going.
i think, not only as an actor, but also in life, keeping
that sense of wonder and magic and possibility that
kids have with every single day alive is really, really