There’s a bit of conventional wisdom that says you should never meet your heroes, because they’ll only disappoint you. But in this case. Hugh Jackman went the other way entirely and proved that he’s not only as cool as we thought, but he’s even COOLER than we could have imagined. Watch at Hollywood megastar Hugh Jackman runs through some classic yoyo tricks and talks about his days as a yoyo champ back in primary school. And high-five to the folks at Russell Promotions, since it’s almost certain they were the ones behind that promotion!
Thanks to our friends at Rewind for giving us some explanation on this one! The yoyoing starts around 0:56.
On the September 16, 2013, broadcast of channel Fuji TV’s popular program SMAPxSMAP, actor Hugh Jackman appeared on the program to promote his new movie “The Wolverine” (titled “Wolverine: Samurai” here in Japan).
In the popular Bistro SMAP segment, he admitted that he happened to have been a yoyo champion when he was 10 years old. Jackman got out a yoyo (allegedly a Hyper YoYo MonsterShell) and proceeded to impress the members of SMAP with his proficiency at tricks such as Walk the Dog, Rock the Baby, and Loop the Loop.
Particularly impressive was the number of solid inside loops Jackman was able to perform on such a basic fixed axle yo-yo! We can only hope to see some more of his yo-yo skills on the other stops of his PR tour.