June 28, 2011

Accentuating Bones

Bone is enamored with Hugh Jackman and all that he can do, sing, dance, act, as well as this accent business. He had me look him up today on Youtube. This is the conversation as I remember it:

*watching Hugh Jackman be really him*

Bones: Mom. What? *looking at me with a puzzled face* What is that?

Me: That's Hugh Jackman's real accent.

Bones: What?!! He's not American? He's Wolverine!

Me: Nope. He's Australian.

Bones: You're KIDDING ME. I mean, WHAT a GREAT actor? Can you imagine how hard it must be to go from that accent to being Wolverine?



Me: Dude. I don't think it's any harder than going from American to British.

Bones: Of course it is! It's tons harder. He has to get rid of all his accent! Do you know how hard that has to be?

You know, because... HE'S the one with the accent. Not us. It cracked me up.

He is amazingly talented, Hugh Jackman, among other things. I did use the time to point out to Bones, that Hugh's ability to sing, dance AND act has added to his tremendous versatility. I'm slowly guiding Bones down that path.

He's been in drama camp this week and the head of the camp has been quietly trying to get Bones more active in acting. We'll see. He's a funny guy.

Posted by Boudicca at June 28, 2011 09:23 PM

I know quite a few actors and wannabe's here in LaLa land. And, yes, it helps tremendously to be multi-talented. You need to be able to sing, dance, do stand up, play an instrument, roller skate, swim, scuba dive, do yoga, stand on your head, eat weird stuff, jump off buildings, know how to handle a gun, stunt drive, get up at the crack of dawn and be prepared to do absolutely nothing while on set until the wee hours of the night, hold 3 jobs and still make it to auditions, etc.

I'm sure I forgot a few things, but above all, one must be able to look hot in a swimsuit.

Oh, and it helps if you join the Church of Scientology!

LOL...I joke! Sort of....

Posted by: DogsDontPurr at June 29, 2011 01:04 AM

Wait... Hugh Jack man can talk??? Maybe I'm just too mesmerized by those abs to hear him..... ;)

Posted by: Jody at June 29, 2011 07:47 AM

LOL! Well, as someone who was born in Canada and has spent the 2nd half of her adult life in Australia, I still find it funny that I don't think the Aussies have an accent... and I don't think that I have an accent... but when a colleague from the US visits my office, I can't get over their accent and how different they sound to "us" in Australia!!

Posted by: Karen in Australia at June 29, 2011 04:29 PM

I hate to break it to Bones, but Wolverine is Canadian in origin, not American.

Posted by: Andrew Phule at June 29, 2011 05:55 PM