Heartbreak would possibly really feel good in a spot like this, however an on-the-spot $100,000 donation presumably feels even higher.
Bonded by a field workplace bomb and their shared Aussie A-lister standing, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman have been in one another’s lives for many years, however have solely now reached a brand new stage of friendship.
The “Big Little Lies” star attended a efficiency of “The Music Man” to help her former co-star on Saturday night on the Winter Backyard Theatre, when she shocked the group with a large present.
In a video shared from contained in the theater, Kidman’s voice could be heard off-camera, as she presents to fork over $100,000 for a hat Jackman’s character wears within the present to profit Broadway Cares/Fairness Fights AIDS.
Her mere presence elicits uproarious applause after which a standing ovation from attendees earlier than she walks to the stage to share a hug with a surprised Jackman.
“I love Broadway, I love what they do ― Broadway Cares, but I also want to say, the show is extraordinary,” she stated earlier than the actor handed over the dear headgear.
Jackman then took the mic to have a good time Kidman on stage, as she returned to her seat.
“I’ve known Nic for almost 30 years. I’ve worked with her, I can tell you this is not a surprise,” he stated. “She’s one of the most generous souls I know.”
Jackman echoed the identical sentiment on Twitter, sharing a video of the on-stage second, writing, “The generosity emanating from #NicoleKidman leaves me speechless! You ARE amazing. Thank you for your friendship and support!”
The “X-Men” actor is at present starring alongside Sutton Foster within the blockbuster Broadway revival, which is ready to shut subsequent month.
Whereas Kidman and Jackman have solely shared the display screen as soon as in director Baz Luhrmann’s 2008 misfire “Australia,” their behind the scenes friendship extends again many years.
The Oscar winner beforehand revealed that Jackman and his spouse Deborra-Lee Furness helped her get a begin in Hollywood, as she would usually sleep on the latter’s sofa after shifting to Los Angeles.
“She was one of my best friends. [I slept on the couch] in the house that Deborra-Lee was renting, and she gave me the chance to stay there and we could go and audition,” Kidman stated final 12 months. “Both of them were so influential in helping me get started in the States.”
She additionally credited the longtime couple for serving to her after her 2001 divorce from Tom Cruise, sharing again in 2019 that the 2 have been “so much a part of my healing.”
Now, it’s solely honest that Jackman donates the identical quantity to the charity of his selection subsequent time he catches one in every of Kidman’s AMC commercials.