After completing “The Journey” courses, Hugh Jackman was accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). In order to study there, he had to turn down a role in a popular Australian soap opera “Neighbours”. The young actor admittedly paid three and a half thousand dollars on tuition – all the inheritance his grandmother left him.
“It wasn't until I was 22 that I ever thought about my hobby being something I could make a living out of. As a boy, I'd always had an interest in theatre. But the idea at my school was that drama and music were to round out the man, it wasn't what one did for a living. I found the courage to stand up and say, 'I want to do it'”.