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Hugh Jackman: Wife loves bad boy Blackbeard

Hugh Jackman impresses wife Deborra-Lee Furness with his tougher side.

(Cover) - EN Showbiz - Hugh Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness likes the "bad boy" attitude of his evil Pan character.

The 46-year-old actor married Deborra-Lee in 1996 and the couple are known for putting on affectionate displays while in the spotlight.

And it seems the spark between them is just as strong now as it was at the beginning, with Hugh revealing an unexpected turn-on for his wife.

"She likes a bad boy. She actually said the Blackbeard, that kind of attitude, that works for her," the Australian hunk grinned to Entertainment Tonight of his pirate alter go in the fantasy flick.

"The summer of 2014 was good to me."

For the role Hugh sports a partially shaved head, complete with a thick black moustache and pointy beard.

With the pair's 20th wedding anniversary coming up next April (16), the actor has reminisced about when he first laid eyes on his spouse. They met while working on TV series Correlli and Hugh felt shy talking to her in a car on the way to set.

"I was a little intimidated because she was a big star. I get into the back and say hi, she takes off her seatbelt and turned around in the front seat and she reached her hand out and she was like, 'Hi. I'm Deborra-Lee,'" Hugh recalled. "She took her sunglasses off and I loved that. First of all, she was stunning, took the sunnies off and she was just cool. From then on we were best buds."

Hugh and Deborra-Lee are parents to adopted children Oscar and Ava, who are bound to get in on the anniversary celebrations.

However Hugh has got something special planned for his partner, inspired by musical movie Begin Again.

"Remember the splitter moment... Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo with headphones with a splitter so you could both be listening to the same song and walking around?" Hugh explained of a scene from the 2013 film. "I was like, I'm nicking that idea. Thanks Mark!"

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