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.''

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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