Hugh Jackman jumped from cliffs to cool his temper!April 7th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Hugh Jackman had a unique way to curb his anger-cliff-jumping!
The ‘Australia’ star revealed that he found daredevil stunts as the only way to deal with his wild temper.
Jackman’s parents got separated when he was just eight years old, and the actor blames the subsequent divorce, his absent mother and the attention of schoolyard bullies for his violent rage.
And his uncontrollable anger had once left his brother in hospital after a chair attack.
“I had some very dark periods as a child. I wanted Mum to come back. I desperately wanted to be normal. I got very mad and would take it out on the football field. High school was very tough - I was bullied and probably did some bullying myself,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
However, Jackman finally started using adrenaline-fuelled activities to cool down his temper.
He added: “I think there was a lot of pent-up anger and as a boy you have to let that out. I used to go to a place in Sydney and jump off an 80 foot cliff into the water.
“We’d also go roof-riding - a group of us would wind down the front windows, lie on top of the car and hold on. It was ridiculously dangerous, but I just thought it was normal fun.” (ANI)
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