Hugh Jackman Is More Than Just A Great Wolverine: This Versatile Actor Just Sang On A Barbra Streisand Album

Barbra Streisand asked Wolverine star Hugh Jackman to sing a lovely duet with her, titled “Any Moment Now,” on her new album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. Originally, the romantic and touching song came from the Broadway musical Smile. It requires a lot of emotional inflection in the voices of the singers.

Hugh Jackman is usually thought of as a really macho, tough, athletic kind of guy. He plays Wolverine in the X-Men movie series and the Wolverine movies as well, which is set to become a trilogy as Wolverine 3 is currently in the works.

The Wolverine star recently posted a video of himself doing clap pushups, while working out in preparation for his starring role. Fans could hardly blame him for showing off a little either according to Street Rant. Clap pushups are incredibly difficult, requiring both great upper body strength and a lot of coordination. These pushups show this actor is in great shape, but who knew he could sing so beautifully?

Barbra Streisand knew obviously. She thought of him right away for this special song, according to Entertainment Weekly. Ms. Streisand explained that the song requires not only a singer but also a great actor. So, at least in her mind, no one would do but Hugh.

“‘Any Moment Now’ was the first song I chose for this album. I heard the song and I thought, this is a way for me to use actors who act and sing with Broadway material. So the first person I thought of was Hugh Jackman.”

Hugh Jackman and his wife were both absolutely stunned by the invitation for Hugh to sing with Streisand. His wife is a huge Barbra Streisand fan and encouraged Hugh to take that opportunity. Of course, Mr. Jackman would have never turned Barbra down anyway, as Jackman told Entertainment Weekly.

“I was like, ‘I don’t know how on earth this has happened, But [my wife] said, ‘You’re doing it!’ And I said, ‘Of course I’m doing it!'”

Barbra Streisand by Andrew Toth c Barbra Streisand [Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images]Barbra Streisand’s upcoming album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, features 10 new duets. Anne Hathaway, Daisy Ridley, Jamie Foxx, and Chris Pine are among the stars who will sing with Barbra on this amazing new album.

Hugh Jackman is definitely one of the most well-rounded, multi-talented guys around. How many people can act, sing, and do clap pushups? Ms. Streisand expressed it this way according to Just Jarred.

“He could be a werewolf or whatever he is, Wolverine? And yet he is a wonderful actor who sings great.”

Hugh Jackman by Brad Barket r Hugh Jackman [Photo by Brad Barket /Getty Images]Barbra Streisand may not be a fan of X-Men, but she is an expert judge of musical talent. So, what is next? X-Men the musical? That is doubtful, but perhaps Hugh touring or doing selected shows and appearances with Streisand is a distinct possibility according to Just Jarred. Barbra intends to tour with her new album, and she may need to include at least some of the stars who sang with her on the album.

Mr. Jackman, of course, would have to do some schedule juggling to tour with Streisand. Apparently, being multi-talented also means being always in demand. He’s currently preparing for the third Wolverine film. This movie will probably be the last in a Wolverine trilogy. Wolverine 3 is slated for theaters March 3, 2017, according to Uproxx. Fans can only hope time management is also one of Jackman’s strongest skills.

The Hugh Jackman and Barbra Streisand duet promotions, coupled with making Wolverine 3 and staying in perfect shape, even at age 47, will make Jackman’s schedule tight.

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