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Even now, months after release, it seems that lots of people still can't get enough of the music from Hugh Jackman's The Greatest Showman. As it turns out, that's fine with him. Recently, Jackman took to Twitter as he had a fun interaction with his own music. He was simply walking down a stairwell when he heard his own voice blasting from a nearby room. Unfortunately, the occupant has no idea how close they came to meeting the man behind the song they were listening to. Check it out.
It appears that Hugh Jackman is walking down a stairwell in a hotel or apartment building when he hears the song "A Million Dreams" coming from the door to the floor as he passes it. Clearly, this person is enjoying their music, as Jackman must be hearing the song through a pair of doors. He jokes in his Twitter video about knocking on the door but decides that it would inappropriate, and while that might technically be true, I have a feeling this person would not have had a problem with opening their hotel room door to find Hugh Jackman telling them he likes their taste in music.
The Greatest Showman, Hugh Jackman's musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, has had a remarkable life for a movie that was never number one at the box office. It grossed over $430 million globally and hung around the top 10 for months, eventually becoming the third highest grossing domestic musical of all time, behind perennial favorite Grease and the blockbuster remake of Beauty and the Beast.
This isn't the only time, even recently, when The Greatest Showman has invaded Hugh Jackman's personal life. Just days ago, the actor was out to eat with his Showman co-star Keala Settle when a pair of songs from the film began to play in the restaurant. According to reports, Jackman and his party began to sing along, giving the assembled diners a little impromptu concert.
The song in question, "A Million Dreams" is an early song in the film which works as a montage. It starts with Jackman's Barnum as a boy trying to find his way in the world, and follows him as he grows into the adult actor. Give it a listen below.
While Hugh Jackman may be best known for his comic book action movies, his musical abilities have clearly struck a chord with many moviegoers. If The Greatest Showman stands the test of time Jackman could be hearing people singing his songs for decades to come.