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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Hugh Jackman[/lastfm] is performing at the city’s Curran Theatre this week, singing famous songs from musicals. But, he regrets he did not get “Chicago” role.
Hugh Jackman will perform his Broadway and Hollywood favorite musical numbers backed by a 17 piece orchestra.,”says the Curran Theater’s websight. Whoduhthunk!But, he says he still regrets turning down the lead male role in “Chicago.” In an interview with OK Magazine , Jackman says [pullquote quote=”‘”I turned down the movie ‘Chicago’ because I was too young for the part, which Richard Gere played.” credit=”Hugh Jackman”] I’d always wanted to do a movie musical, and this one came along relatively early in my career, but I thought I was too young, as there was one line when he said, ‘I’ve seen it all, kid,’ and I was about 30, so I thought, ‘How am I going to sell that line?’ It didn’t make sense to me. A year later, it went on to win all the Oscars, and I remember thinking that perhaps a little bit of makeup could have worked!”
the “X-Men” star has a long love of all thing musical. He has performed in such shows as “Carousel,” “The Boy From Oz,” and even won an Olivier Award nomination for his 1998 performance in a London production of “Oklahoma!” He also performed on Broadway…although, you probably didn’t catch it….in “A Steady Rain.”Hugh Jackman Speaks About “Chicago.”