Hugh Jackman on his heroic Bondi Beach rescue

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Speaking to Eddy on Sunrise at the Melbourne premiere of his latest film, Eddie The Eagle, Hugh Jackman revealed what really happened during his dramatic Bondi rescue over the Easter weekend.

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Paps snapped the movie star saving children from dangerous surf at Australia's most famous beach.

"It wasn't nearly as bad [as it was made out to be]," he revealed.

"I watched [the surf lifesavers] all day, I saw them rescue a whole lot of people, so hats off to the guys...it was a rough surf that day."

The actor walked the red carpet at the premiere of his latest film in Melbourne last night. Photo: Getty Images
The actor walked the red carpet at the premiere of his latest film in Melbourne last night. Photo: Getty Images

Jackman also had to rescue his own son from the rough waves, joking to Eddy that it was a "sure sign" that "I haven't had him at the beach enough".

"I've had him in America too long," Jackman laughed.

The 47-year-old also revealed the 'slogans' that keep him motivated in real life.

"Have a go, just have a go," he said.

But the most important one?

"That's drummed into me every single day: happy wife, happy life!" he laughed.

With Hugh and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, about to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary, we're sure he's got that one perfected.



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