Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman returns to the Inside the Actors Studio for a second time on Wednesday, February 13th.
Host James Lipton picks up where they left off nine years ago, talking about the last decade of Jackman’s career. In the episode, Jackman sings his “heart song” from “Happy Feet,” performs a tap dance number, and shares some of his acting secrets.
Here are some quotes and 2 brief clips from the episode:
- Why he loves to act: “…those rare moments when something happens where you just feel you’re part of something much greater than yourself….”
- On misunderstanding of the term “Wolverine”: “Wolverine’s not an animal, that’s just like, the character name.”
-How he wanted to the audiences to react to Wolverine: “I want to feel how I felt when Robert Deniro took his shirt off in “Cape Fear,” I want to go, ‘holy sh*t, don’t screw with this guy.’”
-On why he asked Tom Hooper 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.”
- Words of wisdom from Hugh’s wife 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.”
Here he discusses going back to his roots as a mutant
In this clip, he shares how he becomes emotional for a scene