He is the movie star who is proud of his musical theatre roots.
So no wonder Hugh Jackman seemed so excited to come face-to-face with a traditional kabuki stagehand as he promoted The Wolverine in Japan on Thursday.
The giant Aussie seemed fascinated with the mystery man all dressed in black as he got ready to take part in a press conference in Tokyo.
Hugh are you? Jackman looked confused as he stepped onto the stage at a Wolverine press conference in Japan on Thursday
However these kuroko are always dressed entirely in black and are traditionally considered invisible, a convention the 44-year-old did not seem to quite understand.
While he had a ball with the stage worker, he got an even more pleasant surprise when his co-star Hiroyuki Sanada appeared to shake his hand before business commenced.
Baring his claws: The jolly actor gave the assembled crowd a wave as he got ready to get down to business
He can see you: Hugh does not seem to understand kabuki stagehands are supposed to go unnoticed
Fancy seeing you here: The macho star giggled with glee when co-star Hiroyuki Sanada appeared on stage
The next installment of the franchise will be X Men: Days of Future Past, which will be released next year.
Hugh has described Wolverine as a 'career defining role' saying: 'It may be the strongest of all the roles I've played.'
Having a laugh: The actor showed good humour throughout as he listened to questions
Five star event: Actress Tao Okamoto, Hiroyuki, Hugh, director James Mangold and actress Rila Fukushima saluted the audience
Any tips? No doubt Hugh was asking Hiroyuki how he managed to get an MBE while he is still to get one
Mobbed: The movie star has been rushed by eager fans wherever he goes during his Japanese stop-off