Hugh Jackman Reveals Empowering Mantra He Has for His Kids (Exclusive)

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Hugh Jackman is excited to be on the right side of history when it comes to empowering women in Hollywood and across all industries. 

The 49-year-old actor spoke with ET's Denny Directo at the Gold Meets Golden event, presented by Coca-Cola, on Saturday in Los Angeles, California, about the message he hopes to send to his two children, 12-year-old daughter Ava and 17-year-old son Oscar.

"As a parent's very important to me ...that our kids feel that they deserve respect, that they deserve to be treated well and that they will not stand for anything other because abuse of power comes in many many different forms," Jackman shared. "Sometimes it can appear to be very charming as well. It can be insidious and I absolutely am talking to them about that all the time.

The Logan star added, "My mantra to my kids is: 'You're in charge.'"

As for being a good role model to his kids, Jackman noted, "I don't care what job you're in, it's hard, there's pressure. It's hard to get a job, it's hard to keep your job, a lot of people are after the same jobs. Let's not make it harder by creating these ridiculous obstacles."

Jackman is currently gearing up for the 75th annual Golden Globes as he's nominated for his role in The Greatest Showman.

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