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Hugh Jackman on trusting directors, tips for actors and why he ignores his ‘brand’

Hugh Jackman on trusting directors, tips for actors and why he ignores his ‘brand’

Hugh Jackman in ‘The Front Runner.’

Despite credits in 30 movies and multiple stage shows, Hugh Jackman was a bundle of nerves as he prepared to film the most crucial scenes in Sony Pictures’ The Front Runner.

The director Jason Reitman asked Jackman, who was playing Us Senator Gary Hart, whose presidential campaign was derailed after allegations of an extra-marital affair, if he was all right.

He said yes but Reitman looked sceptical, forcing the actor to make a first-ever confession: “I’m not 100 per cent. I’m nervous, man.”

The tightness in his chest soon vanished after the director admitted he feels nervous every day and assured him he would never let him go home until every scene was the best it could be.

Jackman related that story today in a webinar with Actors Centre Australia CEO Dean Carey and Aca chairman David Chiem.

After working in restaurants and petrol stations,

See full article on IF.com.au