Australian actor Nicole Kidman was met with a huge round of applause at a Broadway theatre after she bid a whopping $100,000 for a hat worn by Hugh Jackman in the musical, The Music Man. The hat was going on a bid for $19,000, but the Eyes Wide Shut actor chose to bid more than five times that amount since Jackman had put the object up for sale for a charitable cause.
Jackman, taken aback by the unprecedented amount Kidman offered, could not resist pulling the leg of his fellow Aussie by quipping, “Nic! I just want to be clear, this is not Australian dollars”.
He later thanked Kidman on Twitter with the message, “The generosity emanating from #NicoleKidman leaves me speechless! You ARE amazing. Thank you for your friendship and support! @MusicManBway @NicholastheWard @BCEFA”.
Watch the moment right here, which was shared by the Wolverine star himself:
Kidman came up to the stage but did not get up. She went back to her seat after waving at the performers, some of whom were jumping with joy on hearing the amount she offered. However, the 55-year-old superstar came back and said a few words on the microphone: “I love you, I love Broadway. I love what they do, Broadway Cares. But I also want to say the show was extraordinary.”
Jackman later shared that Kidman has always been a generous soul. He told the audience at the theatre, “I’ve known Nic for almost 30 years. I’ve worked with her. I can tell you, this is not a surprise. She’s one of the most generous souls I know. You’re a beautiful, beautiful person. I love you”.
On the work front, Kidman was recently seen in an episode of the anthology series, Roar. She has two releases lined up for 2023- Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and Spellbound.