Hugh Jackman’s son was embarrassed after being rescued from a rip tide on Bondi Beach by his father.
Hugh, 47, was hailed as a hero for saving swimmers, including son Oscar, 15, from dangerous riptide currents at the iconic Australian beach last Saturday.
However during the Australian premiere of his new movie Eddie The Eagle on Tuesday the X-Men star revealed his teenage son was left mortified by coverage of the incident.
“He’s really embarrassed, my son, he’s like ‘you’ve gotta be kidding me, it wasn’t that bad,'” Hugh told The Kyle and Jackie O Show on the red carpet.
Hugh’s family were enjoying a trip to the beach when conditions took a turn for the worse after his son drifted into dangerous waters outside the red flagged safe zone, prompting him to take swift action.
“He got caught in a bit of a rip. I was talking to him and he was fine and then the guy, who was actually being rescued, chucked him on his board so he was fine,” he revealed. “On a scale of one to ten, with ten being super inflated, it’s a seven and a half,” he added.
The star was later seen beckoning other swimmers toward the shore and was spotted linking arms with another man, pulling him to safety.
Family man Hugh has two children, with wife of nearly 20 years, Deborra-Lee Furness,60, Oscar who was born in 2000 and Ava Eliot, born in 2005. In an interview with breakfast show Sunrise, the star shared son Oscar has spent a lot of time the U.S. and as such has missed out on gaining the awareness Hugh acquired growing up by the beach.
Hugh currently stars as American ski jump coach Bronson Peary, in the feel good comedy Eddie The Eagle, also starring British actor Taron Egerton. It was released in the U.S. last month and in the U.K. this week.