Hugh Jackman says his grandfather was an Ottoman

Hugh Jackman says his grandfather was an Ottoman

Ankara, March 19, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

Review Hari Stefanatos

In an interview with the newspaper Hurriyet, Hugh Jackman said that his grandfather was an Ottoman and that “I could call myself a Turk”, since his grandfather immigrated to Australia not from Greece, but from the Ottoman lands.

“My father and uncle went to the place where my grandfather immigrated from, and from what they say, that region which is in Greece today belonged to the Ottoman Empire at that time,” Jackman said.

“So I am the descendant of an Ottoman grandfather. Do not think that I’m saying this because I’m coming to Turkey, but I am a Turk. Yes, I think I may say that I’m a Turk.”

Jackman will be in Istanbul from March 17-20 to perform his show “an Evening with Hugh Jackman”, which is a concert that also contains improvisations. The Australian actor will be accompanied by dancers and an orchestra of 27 during the performance.

“The show I prepared for Turkey is a very personal one,” Jackman said, adding that “It includes song that matter to me, videos, stories from my life; segments of my previous shows. They are all personal things. I’m excited to share these with people outside the United Sates”.

Jackman also said he is a fan of turkish cuisine and he prepares turkish coffee at home with his son.  “We can’t get the taste I remember from Turkey”, Jackman said.

(Source: Hurriyet)