In his Feb. 13 appearance with host James Lipton on Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio, 2013 Best Actor Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables) will do more than just share a few anecdotes and acting tips — he’ll also be singing and dancing.
Taking the IAS stage for the second time in nine years, the Aussie actor catches Lipton up on the last decade of his career, including talking about his role as Wolverine in the X-Men movies (see video below), and touching on his many accolades over the years, including his Golden Globe award for Les Misérables, his special Tony award honoring his work as a performer and humanitarian, and his Primetime Emmy award for his hosting role at the 2004 Emmy Awards. And, having a bit of fun and showing how multi-talented he is, Jackman also sings his “heart song” that he performed in the animated hit Happy Feet, and also performs a tap-dance number.
A few quotes from the episode:
Hugh Jackman on why he loves to act: “…those rare moments when something happens where you just feel you’re part of something much greater than yourself….”
Hugh Jackman’s initial misunderstanding of the term “Wolverine”: “Wolverine’s not an animal, that’s just like, the character name.”
How Hugh Jackman wanted audiences to react to Wolverine: “I want to feel how I felt when Robert De Niro took his shirt off in Cape Fear. I want to go, ‘Holy shit, don’t screw with this guy.’”
Hugh Jackman on why he asked director Tom Hooper to be able to leave his four-hour Les Misérables audition: “Please, you know I’m passionate about this, but I have to put my kids to bed.”
The words of support that Hugh Jackman’s wife provided during a moment of weakness while filming Les Misérables: “… this will demand more of you than anything you’ve ever done before and yes, you can do it.”
Inside the Actors Studio: Hugh Jackman premieres on Bravo Feb. 13 at 8pm ET/PT.