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HUGH Jackman is taking a break from acting.

'The Wolverine' star - who has adopted children, Oscar, 13 and eight-year-old Ava, with wife Deborra-Lee Furness - has revealed he's taking some time away from the movie industry as he feels "greedy" after starring in four consecutive films.

Speaking on 'The Kyle and Jackie O Show' on Australian radio station 2Day FM, he said: "I'm taking a little while off, I don't know if I'm taking a year, this movie now is my fourth movie a row.

"I'm being very greedy. There's a thing called being in the dog box, that's me."

The 44-year-old actor has to bare the flesh in his new movie 'The Wolverine' - which is part of the 'X-Men' film universe - but he admits he has no qualms about stripping down as it's his job as an actor to flaunt his hunky body, and he feels at ease wandering around back stage without any clothes on as it's deemed "normal".

Hugh - who has portrayed the claw-wielding mutant on six occasions - explained: "You know the guys that really like being naked, I'm not one of those, but I have no issues, actors you've kind of got to, that's part of the territory.

"If you've ever been to theatre backstage nudity is pretty much as normal as wearing clothes." 

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Hugh Jackman's daughter used to cry when he got hurt in his films.

The actor has revealed his daughter Ava would get frightened when her father, who plays superhero Wolverine in the 'X-Men' franchise and spin-off films, got hurt in fight scenes.

Jackman said: "My daughter has seen them [the 'X-Men films] now on TV. When the last one came out she was five or six and she used to get really upset when I was on screen and in danger ... because Wolverine can heal I'm constantly getting shot or stabbed.

"She would get really upset when she saw it in the trailer, and I shielded her from that and now she loves it."

Jackman - who plays the character for a sixth time in 'The Wolverine' - says his son Oscar tells his friends his father isn't cool, but boasts about his action man status on the big screen to impress girls.

During appearance on UK TV show 'Lorraine', he said: "My son is 13, who actually most the time, doesn't want to know. I think, he does [think it's cool] but he doesn't want me to think it's cool.

"I did overhear him talking to somebody who was a bit impressed that I was Wolverine. He said 'My dad is nothing like Wolverine, he's not cool, he's not tough, he's completely different.'

"On the other hand, I also hear him talking to girls and he says, 'My dad's Wolverine.' So he's figured that out!"