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Hugh Jackman's wife joked that she won't let him work with one female actor

Emily Brown

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Hugh Jackman's wife joked that she won't let him work with one female actor

I imagine it's fairly standard for big Hollywood actors to run in the same circles when it comes to finding jobs, but there's one woman Hugh Jackman won't ever find himself working with... if his wife has anything to do with it.

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Obviously, Hollywood's A-listers are all beautiful and therefore vaguely threatening, but it's safe to say Deborra-Lee Furness shouldn't have anything to worry about.

She and Jackman met while working on the Australian series Corelli in 1995, and the Wolverine star later said he knew 'two weeks into meeting' Furness that they 'were going to be together for the rest of [their] lives'.

They married the following year, and have stayed strong throughout the decades as Jackman went on to star in superhero films and musicals, becoming one of the most-loved stars in Hollywood - much to Ryan Reynolds' dismay.

Hugh Jackman and his wife have been together for 26 years. Credit: @thehughjackman/Instagram
Hugh Jackman and his wife have been together for 26 years. Credit: @thehughjackman/Instagram

He's worked alongside a whole host of incredible female co-stars in his time, including Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson, but there is one particular actor he's never shared the screen with.

Furness appeared on the Today Show in Australia back in 2015, when the conversation turned to her husband's work alongside some of the world's biggest stars.

During the interview, Furness joked that she'd made arrangements to ensure Jackman would never cross paths with Mr and Mrs Smith star Angelina Jolie, saying: “I’ve told his agent he’s not allowed to work with Angelina."

Furness did quickly go on to assure she was just joking, saying 'I’m sure she’s lovely, I’m just kidding', though it's worth noting that seven years on, Jackman and Jolie still haven't shared the big screen. Coincidence?

Hugh Jackman's wife joked that he's not allowed to work with Jolie. Credit:  Gage Skidmore/Alamy Stock Photo
Hugh Jackman's wife joked that he's not allowed to work with Jolie. Credit: Gage Skidmore/Alamy Stock Photo

Furness explained that she's actually a big fan of Jolie, both on and off screen, and credited the star for the work she has done for adoption and world aid.

A couple of weeks after Furness' interview, Jackman responded to say he was fine with his wife's conditions as long as she stuck to some of his own.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the actor explained: "Deb and I have been married for 20 years. We have a lot of rules. We’ve very balanced. So she said that – as long as she doesn’t work with Brad Pitt, we’re cool."

Jackman joked he wouldn't work with Jolie if his wife doesn't work with Brad Pitt. Credit: Kathy Hutchins/Alamy Stock Photo
Jackman joked he wouldn't work with Jolie if his wife doesn't work with Brad Pitt. Credit: Kathy Hutchins/Alamy Stock Photo

Jackman has long made his adoration for his wife clear, often featuring her in his posts on social media and gushing over her brilliance.

In a post celebrating their 26th wedding anniversary earlier this year, Jackman wrote: "Today I celebrate 26 years of marriage to my extraordinary wife. Every single day is filled with so much laughter, joy and backgammon!!!! Deb you light up my life. I love you with all my heart!"

With Furness in his life, it seems clear that Jackman can manage just fine without working with Jolie.

Featured Image Credit: MediaPunch Inc/Alamy Stock Photo/ZUMA Press, Inc./Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Celebrity, TV and Film

Emily Brown
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