Hugh Jackman

  • Aired:  10/05/11
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Hugh Jackman talks about training with Sugar Ray Leonard to get in shape for his robot-boxing movie, "Real Steel." (6:01)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, OH, HE'S GOT A

NEW FILM OUT CALLED "REAL

STEEL."

>> I KNOW YOU'RE IN THERE.

I'M NOT SURE IF YOU'RE GETTING

THIS, BUT I KNOW YOU'RE IN

THERE.

>> COME ON.

>> GIVE ME A MINUTE.

I KNOW YOU CAN'T HEAR ME, BUT

YOU CAN SEE ME.

WATCH ME.

WATCH ME.

>> YOU'RE NOT TALKING TO A

ROBOT.

>> I KNOW.

SHUT UP.

WATCH ME.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO

THE SHOW HUGH JACKMAN.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> NICE, NICE.

>> Jon: I WILL...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> THE FAN, THE FANS.

NICE, NICE.

>> Jon: THIS IS LIKE ONE OF

THOSE BAD BEFORE-AND-AFTER

MAGAZINE PICTURES.

ONCE I STARTED TAKING CITRICAL,

MY LIFE TURNED AROUND.

>> MY BALLS ARE THE SIZE OF A

RAISIN.

>> Jon: I WOULD GO ANYWHERE, I

WOULD PAY ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY TO

SEE ROBOTS.

>> WHY NOT?

>> Jon: BECAUSE THOSE

BASTARDS, THIS MOVIE IS ROBOT

BOXING, IS IT NOT?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

IT'S IN THE FUTURE, AND

ROBOTS...

>> Jon: WHAT, EIGHT?

>> EIGHT.

THAT'S IT.

>> Jon: THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE

HAVE IS EIGHT YEARS.

>> YOUR BOXING CAREER, YOU

BETTER GET IT STARTED, MAN.

>> Jon: TONIGHT WHEN I GET

HOME, YOU'RE GOING DOWN, ROOMBA.

>> IT'S THE YEAR 2020, AND IT'S

THE BIGGEST SPORT IN THE WORLD,

NINE-FOOT ROBOTS DUKING IT OUT.

>> Jon: WHAT AN AWESOME...

>> RIGHT.

>> Jon: I WOULD LOVE TO SEE

THIS.

I LIKE WATCHING REGULAR BOXING,

BUT I FEAR FOR THE COMBATANTS.

>> RIGHT.

JON JON IN ROBOT BOXING, IT

WOULD BE... IF YOU POPPED OFF

ONE OF THEIR HEADS, YOU'D BE

LIKE, AWESOME.

>> MY SIX-YEAR-OLD AVA WAS

WATCHING IT.

SHE'S LIKE, YEAH, NOISY BOY,

TAKE HIS HEAD OFF.

SHE WAS GOING FOR IT.

I KNOW, IT'S GOOD.

>> Jon: NOISY BOY?

>> NOISY BOY.

THAT'S HER FAVORITE.

SHE'S A MOSH PIT AC/DC GIRL.

MY GIRL.

I'M IN SERIOUS TROUBLE IN TEN

YEARS.

>> Jon: I'VE MET THE GIRL.

YOU'RE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE NOW.

ARE YOU TRAINED IN THE ART OF...

>> ROBOT BOXING?

>> Jon: BOXING?

YOU HAD TO LEARN TO BOX?

>> YEAH.

WELL, THERE'S ONE SCENE WHERE

I'M AN EX-BOXER IN THE FILM.

THERE'S ONE SCENE WHERE YOU HAVE

TO SEE I'M AN EX-BOXER.

THEY GAVE US SUGAR RAY LEONARD

AS A CONSULTANT.

THEY SAID, HUGH, SORRY WE DIDN'T

CHECK WITH YOU, SUGAR RAY IS

HIRED AS A CONSULTANT.

ARE YOU COOL WITH THAT?

I'M LIKE, WHAT?

THE BEST BOXER IN THE HISTORY OF

BOXING IS MY PERSONAL TRAINER.

>> Jon: POUND FOR POUND.

>> I FELT QUIETLY CONFIDENT.

I HAD BEEN TRAINING.

HE SAID, SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT.

I SHOWED HIM AND HE'S LIKE,

REALLY?

HE'S LIKE, MAN, WE BETTER GET TO

WORK.

MY NAME IS ON THIS PICTURE.

THAT'S SUGAR RAY.

>> Jon: DID HE HAVE YOU

CHASING A CHICKEN AROUND THE

RING?

EVEN NOW HIS REFLEX, IF HE

WANTED TO, HE CAN WITHOUT YOU

REALIZING IT JUST PUT OUT ONE OF

YOUR EYEBALLS AND YOU'D BE

LIKE...

>> HAVE YOU MET HIM?

>> I MET HIM A COUPLE TIMES.

>> HE LOOKS TEN YEARS YOUNGER

THAN ME.

HE LOOKS LIKE HE'S NEVER BEEN

HIT ONCE IN HIS LIFE.

I DON'T KNOW WHO THE SURGEON IS,

BUT HE'S AWESOME, REALLY

AWESOME.

>> Jon: SOME OF THE GREATEST

FIGHTS OF ALL TIME, SUGAR RAY

LEONARD.

I ALWAYS WORRY ABOUT THOSE GUYS

BECAUSE YOU THINK AS THEY AGE,

YOU WONDER WHAT'S HAPPENED.

>> HE'S THE POSTER CHILD.

SUGAR RAY IS IT.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET INTO THAT

SPORT AND YOU WANT TO COME OUT

AND BE THE BEST, SUGAR RAY IS IT

BECAUSE... AND HE'S BELOVED.

YOU KNOW, HIS LEG IS...

>>

>> Jon: AND SHE'S SHARP.

VERY WITTY, VERY SMART.

BY THE WAY, WHEN HE PUNCHES YOU

IN THE TOM Mac, MAN THAT HURT.

>> LIKE YOU ANDRY DOING, THEN

BEHIND THE SCENES, CAMERA TURNED

ON, SOME GUY SAID D.V.D.,

AWESOME, SUGAR RAY.

JUST OUT OF THE CORNER OF HIS

EYE, THE RED LIGHT, BANG.

>> Jon: HE JUST DROPPED YOU.

>> I CRIED.

ON THE D.V.D. EXTRA.

BEST PART OF THE MOVIE.

>> Jon: EVERY MOVIE YOU'RE IN,

IT'S ALWAYS HUGH JACKMAN IS GUY

WHO CLIMBS MOUNTAIN WITH ONE

HAND.

CAN'T YOU GET A THING WHERE IT'S

LIKE HUGH JACKMAN LOVES PIE.

>> YES.

>> Jon: IT'S LIKE YOU SITTING

AROUND EATING PIE.

>> TWICE, TWICE I'VE SIGNED UP

FOR MOVIES LIKE THAT.

LEE DANIELS WAS GOING TO DO A

FILM CALLED SELMA.

AND I WAS GOING TO PLAY CLARK,

THE MARTIN LUTHER KING STORY.

SO I HAD TO PUT ON A WHOLE LOT

OF WEIGHT.

CLARK WORE HIS PANTS UP HERE,

FAMOUS FOR BEING ON THE FRONT

PAGE OF "NEW YORK TIMES" FOR

HITTING THE WOMAN ON HIS HEAD

AND HE'S MASSIVE.

SO I PUT ON SO MUCH WEIGHT.

I DID SO MUCH RESEARCH.

WE WENT TO ITALY TO PUT ON

WEIGHT.

MY WIFE, AND DEB AND I WERE

WALKING ALONG IN ITALY, AND

SHE'S LIKE, WOW, HUGH, YOUR ASS

HAS GOT ITS OWN ZIP CODE.

SHE LIKED IT I THINK.

>> WELL, YOU KNOW...

>> FILM GETS CANCELLED.

>> Jon: NOW LOOK AT YOU.

PRETTY SOON, THIS REALLY IS

WEIRD, IT LOOKS LIKE THEY

DRAINED ALL MY BLOOD AND JUST

ADD IT TO YOU.

BY THE WAY, ON BROADWAY WHEN?

>> OCTOBER 25th.

>> Jon: OCTOBER 25th.

HOW LONG YOU GOING TO BE THERE?

>> TEN WEEKS.

>> Jon: TEN WEEKS.

>> 18-PIECE ORCHESTRA.

>> Jon: YOU GOT TO SEE THIS

GUY.

THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THIS

BUSINESS WITH ACTUAL TALENT.

HE'S ONE OF THEM.

YOU GOT TO GO SEE IT.

"REAL

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