Hugh Jackman had fear of the dark. The Australian actor from X Men and Real Steel says as a child he faced some fears and one of them he remembers most is he was scared of the dark. He goes on to say, that when he became a parent to his adopted children, fourteen year old Oscar ane Ava,who is eight with his wive Deborra-Lee Furness had to learn some father skills, as he thinks it had to do with him being an anxious child who had various fears. He said:
”I was surprised how little my own parenting instincts kicked in. I was a bit of a pain in the arse at first, insisting he couldn’t have a bottle straight before bed because I’d read up on it.
”My own mother finally said, ‘Look, you may have read a lot of books, but the kid [Oscar] hasn’t, so put them down.’ But I was quite a fearful kid myself. Heights, the dark…”
The star, who is now forty five years old said somehow even incorporated a fear into his ‘X-Men’ character Wolverine because he didn’t want to play the part of someone who isn’t capable of feeling scared. He said:
”I put a fear of flying into Wolverine that wasn’t in the script. I thought, ‘I can’t like somebody who isn’t scared of anything.”’