While Hugh Jackman’s acting ability has been obvious in films such as “Les Misérables,” which he starred in alongside his friend Anne Hathaway, and “Prisoners,” the actor asserts that he’s never been particularly good at auditions. This in part contributed to his embarrassing trial performance with the acclaimed actor Sandra Bullock, but he was also simply blown away by the talent she demonstrated when they read lines together.
Jackman explained to Variety that because “X-Men” hadn’t hit theaters yet, he was essentially an unestablished film actor at the time. In contrast, Bullock had already made a name for herself through movies such as “Speed,” “While You Were Sleeping,” and “Hope Floats.” “I was impressed that [Bullock] was in there. I didn’t expect her to be in there. I’m guessing eight people she tested with,” Jackman explained. During their read, he recalled thinking, “‘Holy s***! She’s amazing! And so quick and fast. I’m not even vaguely up to speed here.’ I was pedaling as fast as I could, but I didn’t know the script well enough.”
Jackman admitted that he hadn’t shared the story of his botched audition with Sandra Bullock prior to his interview with them, but we’re glad the acclaimed actor can look lightheartedly back at the early blip in his career now that he has all these acting credits and awards under his belt.
Post source: The List