What Turns Hugh Jackman into a ‘Crybaby’ in the Kitchen? (VIDEO)

07/24/2015 at 12:00 PM ET

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Hugh Jackman may play a tough-guy superhero on screen and have some serious muscle power in the gym. But in an Instagram video posted on Friday morning, the X-Men star showed off his softer side.

… or did he?

The video starts with a close-up on a teary-eyed, somber-looking Jackman confessing: “Look, here’s the thing I want to say …” Oh no! What’s wrong, friend? Do you need a hug?

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Camera pans down to his cutting board …

“I don’t like cutting onions.” Ackthe old onion trick!

Look, here's the thing I wanna say …… #crybaby

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We feel you, Wolverine. Cutting onions is perhaps the most painful and thankless of kitchen tasks.

The star appeared to be cooking up a storm on Thursday, also posting a selfie with a shepherd’s pie he made from scratch for his mother-in-law (hey, he does have a soft side!).

“BUT if it’s inedible, I was in the gym, a meeting, walking the dog,” he joked.

Either way, we’re happy to see his on-stage finger-slicing incident did not keep him from picking up a knife again.

—Shay Spence, @chezspence

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Anonymous on

I knew it would be onions. Duh. You put kitchen in the title. A what else would it be?

Adrianne on

Lol that laugh at the end though 😂

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