He stepped towards me, smiling.
And I didn’t realise what was happening until it was too late.
His actual Wolverine hands rested on my actual human shoulders. His actual eyes (sparkly, clear) looked at mine (grey, non-descript), and then in happened.
He leaned in and his actual lips hit my actual cheek.
Did I graciously accept the peck, laugh delicately and silently thank myself for daubing the Chanel No 5 behind my earlobes before leaving the house that morning?
No. NO. NOT EVEN CLOSE.
I was wearing a pirate hat. I had a plastic hook for hand. My mouth gaped open like a trout, I couldn’t remember if I’d even applied deodorant and I wished, SO badly, that I had washed my hair that morning. Or the one before.
Because I’ll probably only ever get to interview Hugh Jackman once in my life. And this is what he looks like: TIMES A HUNDRED IN REAL LIFE:
I got to sit down with Hugh for a chat about his latest movie, PAN. A soaring, fantasy kids film in which he is unrecognisable as the evil villain; the pirate Blackbeard.
Before you watch me doing that, let’s all take a moment to remember what happened the last time I interviewed a celebrity about their movie. An interview so cringe-worthy, it went global:
But back to Hugh.
Note to everyone: At no point in the film does he take his shirt off, pour water over himself or pash Nicole Kidman in the rain.