Hugh Jackman: ‘Working with Allison Janney is like taking an acting masterclass’

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman has heaped praise on his Bad Education co-star Allison Janney, insisting working with her is like taking a masterclass in acting.

The Logan star recently picked up an Emmy nod for his role as real-life U.S. educator Frank Tassone in the TV movie and he credits Janney for making him look good.

“I remember thinking, ‘Wow, I did four years of studies at drama school and I could have traded all of that in for an hour (with her),'” Hugh says. “It was a masterclass.

“The ability to still be funny in scenes where there’s tears coming down her face… She’s astonishing and she ad-libs, she’s open… There’s someone who was a Broadway staple, a legend, for many years before (hit TV show) The West Wing happened.”