For Jackman, it all added up at Oscars
TORONTO, Canada / Province of Ontario (AFP) - In Hugh Jackman's family, they stood on the couch and cheered for the accountants who tallied the Oscar ballots as they appeared on stage, he revealed on Saturday.
Jackman was speaking about being asked to host the Oscars back in 2009, while at the Toronto film festival for the world premiere of Denis Villeneuve's thriller Prisoners, about the abduction of children.
"I kinda hoped to be able to pay my rent as an actor and that was about as far as my goals went," he said.
"When they asked me to host the Oscars, I honestly thought they were on drugs and I was really honoured."