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Hugh Jackman & Jessica Chastain Drop by “The Tonight Show”

Posted Tuesday February 5, 2013 10:55 AM GMT

They’re both nominated for Oscars at the upcoming 85th Academy Awards, and Hugh Jackman and Jessica Chastain both showed up at “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last night (February 4).

The “Real Steel” stud began by talking about his affinity for the NFL and his experience watching the SuperBowl over the weekend.

Hugh explained, “I love American football. And the SuperBowl to me is just it. My kids are not so into it and I had my day with the kids yesterday. And I did that classic parent thing. I said, ‘Look, we’ve got all day together. We’ve got the football…’ They asked, ‘How long is the football,’ and I replied, ‘It’s an hour, an hour and a half.’”

“And my son who is almost 13, he’s like, ‘Dad it’s been three hours and it’s still a blackout. What’s going on here?’ Anyway, but I loved it. It was a great game.”

“I was kind of probably rooting for the Ravens at the beginning, but as the 49ers were coming back I was up, I was high-fiving… I just wanted a great game and it was [a great game].”

Later, Jessica shared how she learned of her Oscar nomination. “I was on an airplane flying from New York to LA and I thought, ‘Oh this will be super relaxing because I won’t get woken up by phone calls, but then someone said that there was internet on the plane. So I get on the plane and I go to sleep and [director] Kathryn Bigelow and [writer] Mark Boal are on it. When I wake up it’s right when we’re about to land and I think, ‘Okay, the announcement’s been made. I’m sure people know.’”

“And I’m looking around at all the stewardesses, waiting for a thumbs up, and no one does it and so I’m like, ‘Okay, I wasn’t nominated.’ And then Kathryn comes over and says, ‘Congratulations.’ I jump up on my chair on the airplane, about to scream, and then I realized that an Air Marshall is going to tackle me and duct tape me to my seat. So I held it in. It was an inner-scream.”

Enjoy the pictures of Hugh Jackman and Jessica Chastain on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' (February 4).

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