Check out Hugh Jackman on his scooter with his dog in New York yesterday. His wife and daughter were there too. And look, they’re not freaking out and comparing being papped to being molested by a child toucher, Kristen Bell. Have you read that Rolling Stone feature on the paparazzi yet? Click here if you’ve not. Faculty of Celebrity Studies homework. As I’ve said, time and again, and in my TED Talk last year, Celebrity is an ecosystem; every component of the ecosystem is vital to its survival…even the paps. The most highly functioning celebrities know how to exist within the ecosystem and co-exist among its other parts. Like Hugh Jackman.
Hugh Jackman is about to go press-bananas in support of X-Men: Days Of Future Past. And he’ll be great at it. The way he’s always great at it. He won’t complain. He won’t go all Chris Evans and threaten to retire. He won’t sulk about being asked the same question over and over again. He won’t pretend like he’s doing you the honour of being special when you’re the one making him feel special. He will do his job. He will appear to love his job – all aspects of the job, from acting to singing to promoting, yes, even promoting.
He’s so good at promoting, he’s promoting across more miles than probably anyone else. See below – a new video about the X-Men worldwide tour. Michael Fassbender’s logging 5000 miles. James McAvoy 9000. Hugh?
No one can say he doesn’t put in the work…HAPPILY!