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Hugh Jackman is Christian and Prays before Each Performance

by Graceful Chic

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“Before I go onstage every night, I pause and dedicate the performance to God.” That is an award winning Hugh Jackman, revealing that he is a man of faith in a wide-ranging interview with Parade.

“I’m a Christian. I was brought up very religious. I used to go to different evangelists’ [revival] tents all the time. When I was about 13, I had a weird premonition that I was going to be onstage, like the preachers I saw.” Jackman explained.

The Australian Actor always wanted to be a journalist but ended up in a drama school. Today he says that he is able to find a level of bliss and peace and calm and joy through acting. He also finds that acting helps him connect to God. This is how he puts it:

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This is going to sound weird to you. In Chariots of Fire the runner Eric Liddell says, “When I run, I feel His pleasure.” And I feel that pleasure when I act and it’s going well, particularly onstage. I feel what everyone’s searching for, the feeling that unites us all. Call it “God.” Before I go onstage every night, I pause and dedicate the performance to God, in the sense of “Allow me to surrender.”

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 Jackman with wife Deborra-Lee Furness

Jackman, 46, is also a happily married man. He has been married to Deborra-Lee Furness for over 19 years, since April 1996. They have 2 adopted children, Oscar and Ava.

 

Hugh Jackman is Christian and Prays before Each Performance

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