1-on-1 with Josh Duhamel: On PH, Pacquiao, wife Fergie

By Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Dec 20 2013 11:55 PM | Updated as of Dec 21 2013 11:35 PM

LOS ANGELES, California -- Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel made many fans fall in love earlier this year in the movie "Safe Haven," where he played the leading man opposite Julianne Hough.

In real life, Duhamel and his wife singer Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas recently had a special event: the baptism of their first-born child, Axl.

“He's doing great. He's a real cutie,” said Duhamel, referring to his son. “So far he's been a really calm baby. I underscore so far because he's only three months old. But we've been very blessed, he's a really, really sweet kid.”

Asked if he thinks Axl will get the singing talent of his wife, Duhamel said, “He might. He's awfully vocal and she sings to him all the time. He's got an advantage, I guess. She tries to keep me from singing to him as much as possible.”

The "Transformers" star is also a boxing fan and joins those who are clamoring for the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight to finally happen. He even gave a special message to the Philippines' most popular boxer.

"Manny, when are you going to fight Mayweather? The world wants to see it. Come on!"

Duhamel is also an active supporter of humanitarian projects, which is why after typhoon “Yolanda” hit the Philippines, he immediately joined fundraising efforts, including a fun run last month.

"My heart really goes out to the people of Philippines and all the things that they're going through. It must just be awful, you know, and I know a lot of Filipino people. They're one of the kindest, most soulful, enthusiastic people that I've ever met. It's awful what's happening there and we're going to do whatever we can to help them," he said.

"A couple of years ago, when Haiti was hit by that earthquake, I've actually felt compelled to help however I could, but I'd never actually organized anything and so that was the first time I ever actually got my hands dirty a little bit, even though nobody can really go to Haiti at the time and it's the same way in the Philippines right now, it's hard to get there, but you actually want to do more than just give money or put on a suit and go to an event. You want to actually organize and get people to come together,” he added.

This year, Duhamel also starred in the thriller "Scenic Route" about two friends who went on a road trip that turned into a fight for survival. He is also working with Emmy Rossum in the movie "You're Not You" to be released in 2014.