Earlier than he was Wolverine, Hugh Jackman made his identify on the stage, together with a number of musicals. Now, he is introduced his abilities from the stage to the display screen with The Greatest Showman. The brand new film impressed by the lifetime of P.T. Barnum has quite a few showstopping numbers, together with a number of carried out by Jackman himself. Nevertheless, his favourite musical quantity is one carried out by anyone else. Keala Settle performs the movie’s “bearded girl” Lettie Lutz and is answerable for performing the movie’s anthem, and Jackman’s favourite tune “That is Me.” In accordance with Jackman…
I actually love all of the songs. I like these guys, Justin and Ben, who wrote the music, did Expensive Evan Hansen, which I can hearken to daily. Their music to me simply will get extra advanced, but when I needed to decide one I might say ‘That is Me.’ That is the true anthem of this film, and Keala’s efficiency — all the pieces about that I believe — is the heartbeat of this musical.
Hugh Jackman sings, or shares, the lead in half of the songs in The Best Showman, however he admits to backstageOL that his favourite tune just isn’t certainly one of his numbers. “That is Me” is a tune carried out by the circus performers, with the wonderful Keala Settle within the lead. It is a tune that focuses on the movie’s total message, that folks must be embraced, fairly than rejected, for his or her variations. Whereas one can certainly argue whether or not the true P.T. Barnum would agree with the sentiment, that is completely what the movie is about. The tune is about every of those uncommon circus performers embracing who they’re and never being ashamed of it.
It is fairly near unattainable to not benefit from the songs in The Best Showman, every quantity is huge and daring however none are fairly as spectacular as “That is Me.” Take a look at this efficiency of the tune, from earlier than the film was greenlit, to see what I am speaking about. You’ll be able to inform that Hugh Jackman loves the tune as a result of whenever you see him close to the top of the video, holding Keala Settle’s hand, his feelings are written on his face.