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Missing Daddy

Hugh Jackman Bonds With Michelle Williams’ Daughter

The actor ‘feels awful that Matilda has had to grow up without' father Ledger.

With Hugh Jackman as a mentor, the sky’s the limit. While filming The Greatest Showman with Michelle Williams, sources say the actor took Michelle’s daughter, Matilda, under his wing, schooling her on set in the nuts and bolts of filmmaking. “Matilda loves acting and singing, and Hugh really boosted her confidence,” says an insider of the 11-year-old, whose dad is the late Heath Ledger. “Hugh’s daughter, Ava, is Matilda’s age, and they became friends. Michelle was very touched. She doesn’t let many people into their world, but Hugh has been so kind to them.” Hugh
“feels awful that Matilda has had to grow up without a father,” says a source. “He wants to guide her.”