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When Hugh Jackman Dressed in Drag to Sing Karaoke With Robert Pattinson

Hugh Jackman.

Once upon a time in 2009, on a fateful flight to Japan, Hugh Jackman noticed that he was on the plane with mussed-head Twilight star Robert Pattinson. "I didn't talk to him at all on the flight, because he's this really tall guy with a hood over his head literally, and every time I'd go to the bathroom, I'd be like, 'Man, that guy takes some serious sleeping pills,' because this was him [slumps over] the whole time," Jackman recalls to MTV. But when the plane landed and Pattinson struck up a conversation with Jackman and Baz Luhrmann, the two Aussies decided to invite him to a karaoke bar. "Man, he's got a voice. Really soulful," says Jackman, though he notes that Pattinson was a little bit inhibited once the karaoke employees started attending to them: "They bring in these boxes, which are basically [full of] dress-up [clothes], and it's all girls' clothes. I was a schoolgirl, Baz got dressed up, and Rob did not. He was too cool for school." While you picture that, let's also figure out what songs they would have sang! Obviously, Jackman was That Guy Who Only Sings Show Tunes at Karaoke, while Baz probably picked something by Kylie. As for R. Pattz, we're guessing he chose a Blur song that he basically abandoned halfway through, muttering, "I don't really remember the lyrics," even though, hello, the lyrics are right there on the karaoke monitor. Don't you hate that? [MTV]

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