Talk about a tough crowd! Hugh Jackman is used to getting some negative feedback when it comes to his work, but the Hollywood actor-turned-Broadway star wasn’t necessarily prepared to face such harsh critiques in his own home!
“About a week ago [my kids] came on a Sunday matinee. I said, ‘Guys, look, you can be honest with me. Do you like the show?'” Jackman tells Anderson Cooper Friday (November 18) on the CNN anchor’s daytime show. “My [11-year-old] son Oscar says, ‘I really like it.’ I was touched. My daughter said, ‘I find it a little boring.'”
She may find it a tad dull, but there’s at least one part of Jackman’s show, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, that has 6-year-old Ava jumping out of her seat…literally.
“My daughter, oh my God. I sing a song for my wife [Deborra-Lee] in the show and sometimes I go out to the crowd,” Hugh explains. “My daughter literally hides under the seat in front. She dies.”
Oh, well. You can’t please ’em all!