Hugh Jackman has proven why he's The Greatest Showman by making one little Irish girl's dream come true.
Seven-year-old Emma from Lucan is a superfan of Hollywood star Hugh Jackman after seeing his latest film, and her mother thought of a genius plan to get his attention.
After failing to nab tickets to see the star on his new tour, Jacqueline Cooney recorded her daughter singing A Million Dreams in the hopes of getting him to see it.
Please guys – help a little girl out? He follows all of you so is bound to see it if one of you RT’s… @mang0ld @VancityReynolds @rickygervais @20thcenturyfox @russellcrowe @laughingmanco @Deborra_lee @LievSchreiber @jimmyfallon @JasonReitman @GusWorland https://t.co/5xhOpk1xRF
— Jacqueline Cooney (@Jacki_Coo) January 7, 2019
Devoted mum Jacqueline appeared on Muireann O'Connell's lunchtime show on Today FM yesterday, and revealed her reasoning.
"My daughter Emma is a huge fan of The Greatest Showman. She spent all Christmas singing the songs and Santa brought her a sing-along CD," she said.
"We missed out on tickets to see the show in the 3Arena so I said I'd record her singing a little song for him from the movie and send it to him and see would he see it."
The mother of three posted the video of Emma singing to Hugh, but it initially failed to get a response from the man himself, until fellow actor Liev Schreiber showed it to him.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) January 9, 2019
The mother of three posted the video of Emma singing to Hugh, but it initially failed to get a response from the man himself. "I said to myself that this is going to need something big . . . " Jacqueline said.
It turned out that Ray Donovan star Schreiber, and one of Jackman’s childhood friend Gus Worland were the ones to get the Australian actor to watch Emma's tribute.
"At first we were thinking of giving up but then four days later or so he saw it and he sent a special message that I know he wouldn't have just sent to anyone," she said.
Honestly… we still can’t believe it @RealHughJackman
— Jacqueline Cooney (@Jacki_Coo) January 9, 2019
"I was pretty freaked out when I saw it yesterday afternoon," Jacqueline added. "I was looking at something else and then it came up, 'Hugh Jackman mentioned you on Twitter'".
The actor sent an adorable message to Emma, addressing her directly;
"I just want to say your little girl, thank you so much for singing that song. Thanks so much for being a fan. And never stop dreaming. Remember, life is what you choose to make it so make it fantastic!"
Emma and her mum were over the moon after seeing it; "I was expecting maybe a text or something but a video and what he said was so lovely and so genuine," she continued.
What a wonderful story, the actor truly is a gentleman.
Congratulations to Emma, she certainly has a bright future of singing ahead of her with connections like these.