Hugh Jackman would love to do a sequel to The Greatest Showman but admits it wouldn't be an easy task.

The 50-year-old actor, who played the late American showman P. T. Barnum in the hit musical movie, said he would love to take on the part for a second outing.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, he said: ''If a genuine opportunity came up where it felt like the right thing to do, then yep, I'd get the top hat back out.''

Jackman added: ''I'm not sure what they would do, but it did take a while to get the first one up, and it's not to be underestimated how difficult it is to get a musical up and going.

''But it's clear to me and to everyone that people love these characters. I loved this movie, I loved this character and it was one of the great joys of my life.''

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In the candid interview, Jackson also revealed that he auditioned for 2001's Moulin Rouge, but missed out on the part to Ewan McGregor.

''I really wanted to be in Moulin Rouge, I auditioned for that one.

'''Chicago was another movie that I wanted to be in, and I kind of let that one go.''

Jackman recently announced his first world tour, including a show in Dublin next year.

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