New York magazine’s Vulture blog has a cute little story today about the time that Hugh Jackman and Baz Luhrman sang karaoke with Robert Pattinson in Japan. It is all very typical and exactly what you would expect from a quaint anecdote about singing karaoke with nothing super weird and completely unexpected thrown in there that you definitely didn’t see coming and are not clear on why everyone else is acting like it’s the normal way that things work. If anything it sounds like the evening was TOO normal.
Once upon a time in 2009, on a fateful flight to Japan, Hugh Jackman noticed that he was on the plane with mussed-head Twilight star Robert Pattinson. “I didn’t talk to him at all on the flight, because he’s this really tall guy with a hood over his head literally, and every time I’d go to the bathroom, I’d be like, ‘Man, that guy takes some serious sleeping pills,’ because this was him [slumps over] the whole time,” Jackman recalls to MTV. But when the plane landed and Pattinson struck up a conversation with Jackman and Baz Luhrmann, the two Aussies decided to invite him to a karaoke bar.
Sure! Fine! Wait for it…
“Man, he’s got a voice. Really soulful,” says Jackman, though he notes that Pattinson was a little bit inhibited once the karaoke employees started attending to them: “They bring in these boxes, which are basically [full of] dress-up [clothes], and it’s all girls’ clothes. I was a schoolgirl, Baz got dressed up, and Rob did not. He was too cool for school.”
Uhhhhhhh, WHAT? I don’t think that Robert Pattinson was “too cool for school” just because someone randomly walked into your karaoke room, dropped a pile of women’s clothing on the floor, and the two of you (Hugh Jackman and Baz Luhrmann, remember) clearly just IMMEDIATELY picked out your favorite outfits and THREW ‘EM ON. I think Robert Pattinson just knew that was not a thing and that you don’t have to wear girls clothes just because a stranger walked in and also what are you talking about?! Japan was like “GOTCHA!” Or wait. Wait! Have I never done karaoke? Oh nooooooo! Have you guys done karaoke? WHO WERE YOU WEARING?