Hugh Jackman: Quality TV has improved films
The actor's The Greatest Showman released last week worldwide
Hugh Jackman says the quality of TV shows in the current climate has forced Hollywood films to improve in order to tempt people out of their homes.
"There's been, for a while now, this belief and this commitment to giving people more than they expect, changing things up, taking some risk. The landscape in TV has been changing so rapidly and that it's inevitable. If we are going to convince people to go out to a cinema, we have to give them more than they are going to get at home," the actor says.
In his latest film The Greatest Showman, Jackman stars as PT Barnum of the famed Barnum and Bailey Circus.
"There was a lot riding on the final read through, but I'd had a skin cancer removed from my nose the day before and my surgeons said I must not sing because it could rupture the 80 stitches. A stand in was going to sing my part, but when it came to the big final number I was so taken up by the moment that I sang my heart out," he says.