Radio personality Gus Worland reveals how he and Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman became best friends
Gus Worland has been best friends with Hugh Jackman for five decades.
The Triple M radio host has gone on many wild adventures with the famous actor, 53, including singing songs at Kirk Douglas’ 100th, private jet rides, overseas birthdays and smoking Cuban cigars on the set of Jackman’s 2001 thriller film Swordfish.
In an interview with Stellar, Worland, 52, revealed that the friendship between the duo began at the young age of five in the early 1970’s.
Great mates: Radio personality Gus Worland has revealed how he and Hugh Jackman became best friends
‘At age five at Pymble Public School, the teacher goes, “OK, grab someone by the hand.” I get Wolverine,’ the radio personality recalled.
Worland and Jackman have been inseparable since, enjoying a fruitful mateship for nearly five decades.
One of the most memorable nights the radio host remembers is when he and the X-Men star attended Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas’ 100th birthday party in Los Angeles in December 2016.
History: In an interview with Stellar, the 52-year-old radio host said the pair’s friendship began at school in the early 1970’s when they were both only five-years-old
‘One of the greatest nights was when he sang three songs from Les Misérables at Michael Douglas’ dad’s 100th birthday in LA,’ Worland said before revealing that Douglas even offered the pair a ride to New York in his private plane.
Besides his role in the media, Worland is also passionate about mental health and is the founder of suicide prevention charity Gotcha4Life.
He credits his friendship with Jackman to bringing his message on mental health to the public eye in his 2016 ABC docuseries Man Up, which delves into male suicide and masculinity.
Wild adventures: One of the most memorable nights the radio host remembers is when he and the X-Men star attended Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas’ 100th birthday party in Los Angeles in December 2016. Both pictured together with actor Zac Efron (right)
‘He (Jackman) is generous, caring and loving; we’ve been best friends for almost 49 years and we’re real with each other. And our friendship has gone to a much deeper level since Man Up,’ Gus continued.
Worland added that if he hasn’t heard from his best friend for a few days, he’ll send him a voice message to see what he’s been up to.
The radio host revealed the replies he usually gets from Jackman often amount to something along the lines of ‘I’ve been busy preparing to host the Oscars’.
‘Our friendship has gone to a much deeper level since Man Up’: Worland credits Jackman with helping him bring his message on mental health to the public eye in his 2016 ABC docuseries Man Up. He later adds that the pair’s friendship has only grown since