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Hugh Jackman: ‘Prisoners’ Was the 'Most Intense Thing I've Ever Done’

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

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.