Tony Award-winning song-and-dance man Hugh Jackman faced a challenge that tested his acting skills in HBO’s ‘Bad Education’: He had to dance poorly in convincing fashion. (Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Most people have trouble dancing well. Hugh Jackman found himself with the opposite problem.
In HBO’s “Bad Education,” Jackman disappeared into the character of Roslyn school superintendent Frank Tassone, down to the obsessive anti-aging facial rituals and Long Island accent. But there’s one hilarious meta scene where his identity as a Tony Award-winning song-and-dance man broke through the facade:
He had to dance poorly in convincing fashion.
Late in the film, which was inspired by a real-life 2002