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Actor Hugh Jackman attends a press conference for the film
Actor Hugh Jackman attends a press conference for the film "Logan". (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)(gj)

Actor Hugh Jackman says that the quality of TV shows in the current climate has forced Hollywood movies to improve … reports Asian Lite News.

Actor Hugh Jackman attends a press conference for the film "Logan". (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)(gj) by .
Actor Hugh Jackman attends a press conference for the film “Logan”. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)(gj)

Actor Hugh Jackman says that the quality of TV shows in the current climate has forced Hollywood movies to improve in order to tempt people out of their homes.

“There’s been now for a while 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 there’s such high quality (high-quality writing and acting) 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,” Jackman told Collider website, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

In his latest film “The Greatest Showman”, Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum of the famed Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Jackman, 49, had to have his stitches from skin cancer redone after singing a line from the musical.

He said: “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 on any account 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.”

“When I finished it was a good showbiz moment and everyone was happy but there was blood trickling down my face and I had to be re-stitched. But, it was so worth it!”