Get the Freaking Phone! Jackman Stops Play for Fan's Cell

Actor steps out of character to confront audience member
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 29, 2009 1:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – Don't mess with the wolverine. Miffed Hugh Jackman stopped his Broadway play in its tracks to tell an audience member to turn off his cell phone. Jackman suddenly pulled out of character and asked the errant cell-phone user: "Do you want to get that?" while the the gadget rang. "Just turn it off. We can wait," he added while the rest of the audience applauded. The phone, mercifully, finally stopped after several rings. Jackman, 40, is starring with Daniel Craig in A Steady Rain, a play about Chicago cops.