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Hugh Jackman Responds To Greatest Showman Backlash

His claws are out

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Even after Hugh Jackman put down his adamantium claws as Wolverine, the hunky heartthrob has managed to bring magic to our lives in The Greatest Showman. However, while most of us can’t get enough of the musical movie’s cane-twirling soundtrack, not everyone is Hugh’s No. 1 fan.

The Greatest Showman topped the charts to become the best-selling album of 2018 and has shifted a big top-toppling 1.6 million copies. The album has been in the Top 5 of the UK Official Top 40 since its debut in 2017, making it the longest to ever sit at #1 in UK chart history.

Despite some people sick of hearing “Come Alive” for the millionth time, Jackman is brushing his haters off in classic Jackman style.

Speaking to NME, the Aussie heartthrob had a response for his haters. Jackman told the site, “It’s not my world. I’m not a recording artist, I’ve done a few cast albums, so my kids and even my wife are getting so sick of it – they’re like, ‘It’s the 20th week at Number One!’ I’m still excited about it.”

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He seems pretty ambivalent when it comes to those who don’t like his performance as P.T. Barnum. “If I invented chocolate ice cream and people came up to me and said ‘I hate chocolate’, then alright – that’s OK,” he continued.

“There’s loads of people who love it. In the end, I’m a storyteller. I’m an actor who tells stories. Some people didn’t like The Greatest Showman and that’s fine with me.”

Jackman went on to explain the importance of The Greatest Showman. “It meant a lot to a lot of people,” said Jackman. “If you spend a lot of time on something and nobody likes it, then that’s a little difficult because you think ‘Wow, I’ve really gone off track here. I really thought this would connect and it didn’t.'”

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Describing the music industry as “sniffy”, Jackman concluded, “It’s quite commercial, it’s down the middle, there are people who wanted us to do different things with the character than what we were doing.”

I’d suggest that you get some cotton wool and shove it in your ears if you’ve had enough of Mr. Jackman and his chart domination. The 50-year-old is apparently working on a second movie with the original’s producers. It sounds like there’s going to plenty more fun at the fair when The Greatest Showman returns with a showstopping sequel.

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