It’s a good week to be Hugh Jackman. Yesterday, December 13, the Les Misérables actor was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making him the 2,487th star to have their name immortalized on the famous Walk.
The honoring follows Jackman’s nod from the Screen Actors Guild for Les Misérables, which was then followed by yet another nomination. Early Thursday, it was announced that Jackman was nominated for best actor in a comedy or musical for the same movie.
“It’s kind of a surreal day,” Jackman told E! News. “I’ll probably always remember Thursday, Dec. 13 and I think I’m either going straight from here to buy a lottery ticket or to a casino because it just feels like someone is looking down on me in a very nice way at this moment.”
Jackman’s star on the Walk of Fame rests in an appropriate place, he goes on to tell E! News. It’s located right outside where he hosted the Oscars.
“I’m excited,” he said. “The star is right here outside where I got to host the Oscars and if the movie gets nominated [for an Oscar], it’ll be nice to get up there and show a little bit of the show to everybody.”
Jackman was introduced by Jay Leno, and was joined by Les Misérables co-stars Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. His wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, and their two children were also in attendance.
Recently, reports surfaced that Jackman might be starring in X-Men: Days of Future Past following his appearance in The Wolverine.