Actor Hugh Jackman stopped by Universal Studios Hollywood to chat with “Extra’s” Maria Menounos about his new thriller, “Prisoners.”

Hugh Jackman: ‘Prisoners’ Was the 'Most Intense Thing I've Ever Done’
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In the film, Jackman plays the father of a missing child who takes matters into his own hands when the case stalls. Jackman explained, “It was the most sustained, intense thing I've ever done. I kept thinking about the real-life stories. I kept thinking about the families, and at times I thought about my own children.”

Hugh and wife Deborra-Lee Furness are parents to a 13-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter, and the Aussie actor said he’d do anything to protect them. “I'd go a long way, but forget me, because my wife would be like, ‘Out of my way!’ She would just lay waste to landscape, although I have to say, watching my character for about an hour and a half, she was gripping my hand during the movie. I had nail marks in my hand.”

Watch more of our interview, and find out what other job Jackman would love to do!

“Prisoners,” which co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Maria Bello, takes hold in theaters Friday.