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Hugh Jackman dodges political talk at DC benefit


Hugh Jackman says he won’t weigh in on politics because as an Australian, he would find it “hard to have American actors coming down talking about my political system.”

ITK caught up with the “Logan” star at “A National Night of Laughter and Song,” a benefit hosted Monday by the David Lynch Foundation at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The event raised money to teach Transcendental Meditation to youth and veterans in the Washington area.

“There’s a lot,” Jackman replied with a smile when ITK asked about his thoughts on the current political climate. “But I’m also aware — as an Aussie who actually doesn’t vote — I’d find it hard if I was in Australia and I had American actors coming down talking about my political system.”

{mosads}The “Wolverine” actor, who performed at a fundraiser for then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton just weeks before the 2016 election, continued, “So I’d prefer not to, particularly on this night, which is actually a beauty,” Jackman said.

“It’s bipartisan,” Deborra-Lee Furness Jackman, the entertainer’s wife and a children’s advocate, chimed in.

“Completely bipartisan,” Jackman nodded of the star-studded gala, which featured performances from Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Kesha, Margaret Cho and Ben Folds, among others.

“I don’t care what side of the House you’re on,” Jackman, 48, added.

“How was that?” Jackman asked ITK, referring to his response about politics. “Did I skirt that one well?” he added with a chuckle.

“Sen. Jackman,” his wife said.

“Sen. Jackman,” he laughed.

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