Great news: Hugh Jackman will appear on his second episode of “Inside the Actors Studio” on February 13th. Hosted by James Lipton, he’ll most notably talk about his role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, and I have a feeling Lipton will help make the interview unique and compelling (as his questions often delve deep into the craft of acting). Check out an episode summary below and another clip .
Bravo Media shines the spotlight on multi-talented star, and 2013 Oscar nominee, Hugh Jackman, as he returns to the Inside the Actors Studio stage for a second time, premiering on Wednesday, February 13th at 8PM ET/PT.
Host James Lipton picks up where they left off nine years ago, recounting the last decade of Jackman’s career. Jackman’s appeal knows no bounds, as his many recognitions include a Golden Globe award for his performance in Les Misérables, a Special Tony award honoring his work as a performer and humanitarian, and a Primetime Emmy award for his hosting role at the 2004 Emmy Awards. He was recently nominated for an Academy Award for actor in a leading role in the film Les Misérables.
Lipton asks Jackman about his roles in such memorable films as Happy Feet, The Prestige, the X-Men franchise, and most recently, Les Misérables. In the episode, Jackman sings his “heart song” from Happy Feet, performs a tap dance number, and shares some of his acting secrets.
A new promotional image of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine has been released. With claws on display, his all-black suit ensemble is a great juxtaposition. In the current issue of Empire (with Henry Cavill as Superman on the cover), there are feature articles for various superhero films coming out this year, including Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and (of course) The Wolverine. Check out a few excerpts from the article below, in which Hugh Jackman and producer Hutch Parker talk about what to expect:
In the new issue of Empire, we spoke to X-producer Hutch Parker, who told us a bit more about the plot [of The Wolverine]. “We pick up Logan in a very isolated state, full of self-loathing. He is sought out by a young Asian woman for reasons he doesn’t fully understand, who is asking him to follow her to Japan where he is meant to reconnect with someone from his past.
“And what you’ll come to find is that this is someone he spent prison-time with in Nagasaki. And the legacy of that experience – effectively Logan saved him – is that this man is on his deathbed, and is looking to give him a gift, to thank him for the life he’s had.
“But this gift draws Logan into a very complex and very unexpected world within both contemporary Japan and, to some extent, the feudal history of Japan. He’s so in isolation, so out of his element. It’s a much more powerful distillation of his character than you’ve seen before.”
Says Hugh Jackman himself, returning to the character for the sixth time, “I still don’t think we’ve seen the definitive Wolverine. And the longer I play the character, the more the desire to get him right grows. The more I speak to fans and explore his world, the more it means to me. I understand the character and the legacy and I don’t feel, up to this movie, that we’ve completely lived up to that. So that’s what I intend to do.”
Earlier this evening, on January 26th, Hugh Jackman headlined the 156th anniversary concert and ball for the Academy of Music. Held in Philadelphia, the event allowed him to perform with an 80-piece orchestra — and, by memory, he thanked every single member by name during the show. With a few chorus girls by his side (including Kearran Giovanni), Hugh sang popular numbers from his one-man show: “One Night Only,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “Soliloquy” from Carousel, “Mack the Knife,” “I Still Call Australia Home” (perfect for Australia Day) along with “Who Am I?” from Les Misérables.
Caps provided by Queen at Cory Monteith Daily.
Over 200 screen caps from Butter have been added to the gallery! The caps are large and of excellent quality, highlighting Hugh Jackman’s hilarious role as Boyd Bolton in the political comedy from last year. You can also check out a few caps of bloopers right here, which are part of the film’s credits.
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With an Oscar nomination comes lots of attention, starting with a special feature in this year’s Entertainment Weekly Oscar Guide. Along with his fellow Best Actor nominees, Hugh has a one-page profile. There’s a mention of previous Jean Valjean Colm Wilkinson giving Hugh advice for the role, along with more generous compliments from Les Misérables director Tom Hooper: “[Hugh is] truly a good man, with a great moral compass,” says Hooper. “And I think that’s a part of why he makes a good Valjean.” This is from the January 25th issue of EW, so try to pick up a copy!
After winning a Golden Globe, Hugh Jackman headed over to the Beverly Hilton Hotel to celebrate in style. The NBCUniversal after-party for the Globes was a star-studded affair, with the team of Les Misérables in attendance (Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, and director Tom Hooper) along with Jessica Chastain, Ewan McGregor, Isla Fisher, Bill Murray, 50 Cent, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler. Pictures from the red carpet and the party have been added to the gallery.
After attending the BAFTA LA tea party, Hugh Jackman hopped over to the JW Marriott this evening, January 12th. The purpose was for the 2013 G’Day USA Gala, a black tie event honoring Australian stars. Others in attendance included Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Glenn Close, and Bella Heathcote; Aussie chef Curtis Stone prepared the multi-course menu. Paul Hogan and Rose Byrne received special awards at the gala, with Hugh presenting the Australian icon award to Hogan for his work in Crocodile Dundee, Australia’s number-one grossing film of all time.