- Hugh Jackman once gave Matt Damon a lap dance on stage while performing in “The Boy From Oz.”
- He told Variety he also made Damon give Barbara Walters a lap dance during the same performance.
- “The most fun I ever had was playing Peter Allen,” Jackman told Variety.
Hugh Jackman says he once gave Matt Damon a lap dance on stage while playing Peter Allen in Broadway’s “The Boy From Oz.”
Jackman told Variety that while in the show, which he starred in on Broadway from October 2003 to September 2004, he had 10-to-12 minutes in the second act of each performance to ad-lib, often bringing audience members on stage.
“Once I was 50 or 60 shows in, I felt completely free to do whatever the hell I wanted. I was an asshole at times,” Jackman admitted to Variety.
One time, he said he brought Barbara Walter and Matt Damon on stage during his few minutes of freedom.
He said he “made Matt Damon give Barbara Walters a lap dance, which turned into me giving Matt Damon a lap dance. And he didn’t punch me.”
Jackman carried his cheekiness all the way to the 2004 Tony Awards, where he surprised Sarah Jessica Parker by bringing her up on stage and forcing “her to dance in a tight ballerina top that almost caused a wardrobe malfunction.”
“I really felt for her that night,” Jackman told Variety. “As soon as she got up onstage, I could tell those boobs were about to come out.”
“The most fun I ever had was playing Peter Allen,” Jackman told Variety, adding that he wouldn’t turn down the idea of reprising his role as Allen.
“It did cross my mind a couple of times,” Jackman said. “I’m 54. Peter died at 48. So you could find a way to make it work.”