From a musician to an actor, Harry Connick Jr. can do it all.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, he finally took the time to reflect on his illustrious career while receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The multiple Grammy and Emmy Award-winner was joined by his wife Jill Goodacre Connick and daughters Georgia, Sarah and Charlotte, while getting nostalgic about his milestone moments.
“Every day I wake up and feel like my career is just starting, which is an incredible luxury in this business,” the 52-year-old said during his speech. “I still get the same sense of excitement that I got then, and I guess that’s about all I can ask for.”
The Broadway star was also joined by “Judy” actress and fellow Walk of Fame recipient Renee Zellweger while accepting the honour.
“It’s an opportunity for publicity, of course, but it goes way deeper than that,” Connick Jr. said of his star. “It’s a brotherhood and a sisterhood of entertainers.”
Although he transitioned between acting and music, the one consistent thing in his life was his wife Jill, who he married in 1994 and grew his family with.
“For me, the stronger that part of one’s life is, the more creative you can be — the better artist you can be,” he said of his family life.
“Despite what a lot of people think, in my opinion, it’s very hard to create art in the throes of chaos and sadness and depression. The deeper I connect with my family — and every day we grow deeper and deeper in love with each other — the freer I am to be more creative,” he added.
The Walk of Fame honour comes a day before the star’s new album True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter is set to be released. And it just so happens that his own star is beside Porter’s iconic star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – Connick Jr. is seen kissing Porter’s star above.