Maybe Robert Pattinson should start working on that solo album after all. Two years after the bizarre collaboration happened, Hugh Jackman is opening up about his reported karaoke night with Rob. Oh yeah, it happened!
“I actually did karaoke with Rob. That’s random, isn’t it?” Hugh recalled to MTV News. “We were on our way to Japan, and he was promoting [Twilight] and I didn’t talk to him at all on the flight, because he’s this really tall guy with a hood over his head literally, and every time I’d go to the bathroom, I’d be like, ‘Man, that guy takes some serious sleeping pills,’ because this was him [slumps over] the whole time.”
But Hugh did eventually get to say “hi” and invited him to join him and Baz Luhrmann at a Japanese karaoke bar.
“The first thing you do is you get inside this room, the doors are closed, and there’s, like, eight of you,” Hugh explained. “So it feels a little weird. And then all of a sudden, they open, and they bring in these boxes, which are basically [full of] dress-up [clothes], and it’s all girls’ clothes. I was a schoolgirl, Baz got dressed up, and Rob did not. He was too cool for school.”
But Rob wasn’t too cool to sing!
“He sang very well. I can’t even remember what it was he was singing,” Hugh said. “Man, he’s got a voice. Really soulful.”
Great mental picture you’ve painted, Hugh!