Jack Whitehall chasing musical theatre dream

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 June 2021
Jack Whitehall

Jack Whitehall

'Jungle Cruise' actor Jack Whitehall wants to do "musical theatre" and get to show off his dancing skills

Jack Whitehall wants to do "musical theatre" and get to dance on stage.

The 32-year-old actor admitted musicals are his real love and he revealed that passion love "sometimes tries to get out" during his stand-up performances.

He's quoted by The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column as saying: "I’ve got a dancer inside of me waiting to burst out. I’m always trying to dance around the stage.

"I want to be in musical theatre really, I’m just trapped in a comedian’s body.

"The musical theatre star sometimes tries to get out when I’m on stage."

And Jack noted he'd be delighted to appear in a big Disney production, including a potential 'Frozen' remake after his character was cut from the 2013 animated classic.

He added: "I love the idea of it, the showbiz glamour, big number, musical theatre, stage craft, dancing.

"I would probably go for something Disney. I love Disney. They’ve all really been done but we can do them again. 'Frozen?'"

The 'Jungle Cruise' star has got a taste of the Disney experience on the upcoming family blockbuster, which also stars Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and 'Mary Poppins' actress Emily Blunt.

Recalling one of his favourite moments during filming, he previously said: "There was this great moment on set where Emily Blunt, whose also in the film and isn't as big wrestling fan as me, she was asking about The Rock and I was explaining and talking about his finishing move 'The Rock Bottom', and she was like, 'What's that?' And I went, 'Let me show you.'

"Then I started demonstrating to her 'The Rock Bottom' and Dwayne turned round and was like, 'Are you...' 'Yes. Yes!' I was doing 'The Rock Bottom' on 'Mary Poppins.' "