Hugh is appearing in Japanese TV CM for TOYOTA.
Q & A with Hugh Jackman on the filming of Kate & Leopold.
Q: To perfect the accent, did you stay in character off-camera?
HJ: To be honest, the accent was one of the things I was most nervous about because - and I don’t want to offend anyone here - in Australia, upper-class English men are never portrayed as the likeable leading man. They’re usually something else - I won’t go into it - but, growing up, that was my experience. The accent wasn’t that hard for me to do, because my father’s English, from Cambridge, and my mother’s English. I’d been in England a lot. So, I got the sound right, but my dialogue coach said I also sounded as if I had a carrot up my you-know-what, as if I was JUDGING the character, which I WAS. So I stayed with the accent - not the character, the accent - for about two weeks at home. It drove my kid crazy, because I was reading him stories in that voice. It certainly drove my wife crazy.
New black and white photo of Hugh Jackman taken in Vancouver in 2008 for X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Photographer: David DuBois
"THROW (WAY) BACK THURSDAY! With my Dad and Brother. Cheers."
2014 7/9 Hugh Jackman: Reminiscing about the other night in London. What an incredible talent @BrunoMars is. One of the best entertainers alive. (X)
2014 7/5 Hugh Jackman: #lovinlife (X)
Watch the 2014 Tony Awards live online at CBS.com. Watch performances, clips, follow us backstage and join the after party.
CBS HAS THE FULL TONY AWARDS ONLINE FOR FREE (in america, not sure about other countries)!!!!
No idea how long this will last so have at it!
Did you check out the 68th Annual Tony Awards last night? Hugh Jackman was the host for the evening — and showcased not only his talent but physical stamina! Opening the show, he hopped throughout Radio City Music Hall for four minutes – a nod to Bobby Van’s “Take Me To Broadway” number from the 1953 musical, Small Town Girl – and greeted various performers who would be gracing the stage along the way.
Along with the bouncing, Hugh also led LL Cool J and T.I. into a rap inspired by The Music Man, borrowing “Rock Island” and adapting it to a modern audience. Hugh’s presence was felt throughout the entire evening, serving up songs for nominated actresses and providing backstage shenanigans (including playing in a band with Bradley Cooper and a card game with Sting) before commercial breaks. He also announced the winners for a couple of awards and was even able to give the history-making Audra McDonald her sixth Tony – a new record – and becoming the first person to win in all four acting categories.
If official video becomes available, I will provide links here. In the meantime, enjoy the various pictures – from the red carpet, show, and backstage – of Hugh from the 2014 Tonys!