Today, the celebrity gossip gods have blessed us with a headline that sounds way too juicy to be true: “Hugh Jackman Wears His Wolverine Costume During Sex With His Wife.” So, is it true? Depends on your interpretation of an interview Hugh and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness did with The Sun. During the conversation, the reporter asked Deborra-Lee what it’s like to live with Hugh when he’s in “full Wolverine mode.” She responded, “Oh my God, it’s dreadful! Always with the claws. I’m like, ‘Mix the salad. Put them to use, come on!’” At which point Hugh chimed in with this saucy little comment: “The sheets we go through…”
Now, I’m totally reading that as a sarcastic joke, mostly because I’m not sure Deborra-Lee could even survive a lovemaking sesh with those claws involved. The Sun, on the other hand, took Hugh’s comment very literally, and even referenced it in the very subtle title of the story: “Hugh Jackman: I Have Sex Dressed As Wolverine.”
Then again, Hugh has been sharing some true risque stories lately, so maybe he was being serious? I don’t know, but now I’m imagining all of the recent actors who played superheroes bringing their costumes home for extracurricular activities, and I’m … intrigued.