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Wolverine toy terrified Hugh's son

HUGH Jackman's son was left terrified by a Wolverine toy which issued threats in the actor's voice.

The 42-year-old action star's children Oscar, 11, and six-year-old Ava love playing with the action figures of his various characters including the robot from new movie Real Steel, but Hugh revealed a cuddly toy based on his X Men character upset Oscar.

Speaking at the BT Vision preview screening of Dreamworks' new blockbuster Real Steel held last Friday at the BT Tower, Hugh told BANG Showbiz: "They love to play with the actions figures from this movie more than ever. They were a little into the Wolverine characters but with this movie, they both loved the robots.

"Although for my son Oscar, with Wolverine early on the toys weren't very sophisticated. There was one soft toy which kind of looked like a teddy bear and my son loved sleeping with it but when you pressed its tummy it had my voice saying things like, 'I will slice you in half,' or, 'This kick will take you down,' and my son would wake up in the middle of the night terrified hearing my voice saying, 'I will slice you in half.' He was so scared."

Hugh recently revealed Oscar - his eldest child with wife Deborra-Lee Furness - isn't impressed with his fame and often finds his dad embarrassing.

He explained: "I just did this one-man show in Toronto. There's an early song where I'm talking about how I like to dance but I'm Wolverine - it's a funny, fun thing.

"I was dancing and being a bit of a goofball. My son turned to my wife and said, 'My dad is so embarrassing.' He thinks I'm embarrassing."

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