Hugh Jackman Responds to 'Greatest Showman' Success Backlash: 'Some People Didn't Like It & That's Fine With Me'
It's been more than a year since the release of The Greatest Showman in December 2017, and the hype still isn't dying down.
In the U.K., the soundtrack spent 28 weeks at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's albums chart. "The Greatest Show" was also a hit single on both sides of the pond, reaching No. 88 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 20 on the U.K. songs chart. This year, the soundtrack took home the Grammy for best compilation soundtrack for visual media.
However, not everyone was thrilled at the unending success. In an interview with NME, Jackman responded to the backlash of the Greatest Showman music world dominance. "It’s not my world. I’m not a recording artist, I’ve done a few cast albums, so my kids and even my wife are getting so sick of it – they’re like, ‘It’s the 20th week at Number One!’ I’m still excited about it.”
"If I invented chocolate ice cream and people came up to me and said ‘I hate chocolate’, then alright – that’s okay," he continued. "There’s loads of people who love it. In the end, I’m a storyteller. I’m an actor who tells stories. Some people didn’t like The Greatest Showman and that’s fine with me."
Watch the full interview here.