Ohhhhhh… I know Susan is going to be jealous over this one! None other than Wolverine… I mean Hugh Jackman was doing a rare q and a in New York on the Promotional trail for Les Miserables.
Elisa in the Big Apple headed out with MTF reader Dan and had some amazing success! The photo with Hugh Jackman still eludes me! Doh!
Check out her awesome success after the jump!
Saturday, I decided to take a long lunch because I’d heard they were doing a Les Mis Q&A with the “Jean Valjeans”, Hugh Jackman and Colm Wilkinson. I REALLY needed Mr. Wilkinson on my one sheet and I’m always up for a bit of Hugh-goodness!
MTF reader Dan and I decide to wait inside the lobby. Mr. Wilkinson rushes upstairs, he’s incredibly late but says he’ll stop for a picture with a woman on the way out, I have hope he’ll stop for more too.
We start getting restless so we stand outside. I remember Hugh always used to walk up to the theatre when he was doing A Steady Rain. I joked to Dan, he may do the same here. No more than five minutes later, I see a tall, suited man walking up behind Dan. I start hitting him in the arm motioning towards Hugh. I politely ask, “Mr. Jackman, may I have a photo with you?” He replies, “Sure, let me just find the guy here…” and starts heading in to the turning doors. I wait patiently for the next section so as not to overwhelm him. He finds who he is looking for and turns around, waiting for me to get out of the door and says “let’s do this.”
Both Dan and I get photos, Dan’s is amazing and mine isn’t too bad. **cough**chest hair**cough** He also stops to sign some stuff for a few people.
We wait for the two to come out after the Q&A is done. Hugh leaves first and declines to take any more photos (I hear later he did some in the theatre).
Mr. Wilkinson comes out not much later and stops to take the picture with the woman who ask. I stand off to his left, pen out and poster ready and politely ask for him to sign. He takes the pen as he says, “I have a car waiting.”
He ends up signing the poster, dropping the pen (on the poster *sigh*) and heading straight out. I’m still thrilled that I was able to get him and now I’m one step closer to a completed poster!