Hugh Jackman has revealed he acts as his son’s “wingman” to help the teenager impress girls.

The actor admitted 18-year-old Oscar – his oldest child with wife Deborra-Lee Furness – isn’t usually impressed by his career but the youngster sought help from his dad when he met someone on a beach.

“Once he was on the beach. He was talking to a girl, he was about 13, he was talking to a girl, who I guess to be about 15, and he started walking towards me,” he recalled.

“He came up to me and he started walking ahead of the girl, and he goes, ‘Dad, Dad, Dad, she’s coming over. I told her you’re Wolverine, just go with it.’
she’s coming over. I told her you’re Wolverine, just go with it.’

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“I was like, ‘I am the wingman for my 13-year-old boy.’”

“It’s been 25 years, I wouldn’t even know how to pretend to have game,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s been way too long.”

Guess dad has to be good for something, right?

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  • ‘Told her your Wolverine” priceless!

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  • I wonder did it work?

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  • Ha! He doesn’t need to do much to help except smile!

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  • What a nice story, would be funny to watch!

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  • He’s a lovey down to earth guy Hugh Jackman it’s a cute story

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  • This is kind of sweet !

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  • Did his son think he would win the girl over because his Dad is famous?
    He’s probably embarrassed to be seen with his Dad now.

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  • So sweet. And nice of Hugh Jackman to share this story with the world. :-)

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  • When your dad is Hugh Jackman you would be a fool not to mention the boy from oz.

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  • It good to hear a nice story about having a famous parent instead of the kids being “harassed” having a famous parent.

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  • A very cute story,gotta love Hugh!

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  • Don’t think this girl is worth it if you have to impress her with things like that.

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  • Most kids are embarrassed by their parents by the time they reach their teens, regardless of their profession. And do they really want to encourage girlfriends for his son who are more interested in dad?

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  • Haha love it I’m sure there are plenty of downsides having a famous Dad having to share his time might as well make the most of the benefits.

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