When Hugh Jackman Almost Got Fired From Playing Wolverine: “They Weren’t Seeing On Camera What They Saw In The Audition”

Hugh Jackman was once almost fired for playing Wolverine (Photo Credit: Still from Wolverine)

Hugh Jackman was once almost fired from playing Wolverine in the X-Men movies. Whenever someone imagines Logan, they think of Jackman, but what if he had been sacked from the role! The actor not only did justice to the role, but it was also his major success that brought him into the limelight.

The role not only brought him fame, but Hugh He was also awarded “Longest career as a live-action Marvel character” by Guinness World Records for playing the role for 17 years. It was surpassed in 2021 by Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe, who played Spider-Man and the Green Goblin for 19 years, most recently in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Talking about Hugh Jackman, back in 2019, The Indian Express reported that actor Was almost fired from playing Wolverine. Reportedly, Hugh said, “Five weeks after shooting X-Men, I was on the verge of being fired.” “The head of the studio pulled me aside at lunch, and he told me he was worried in the studio, that they weren’t seeing on camera what they saw at the audition,” he said.

“And the very next day, the director pulled me aside and told me exactly the same thing… so clearly, they were talking, and I was going crazy,” Hugh Jackman said almost before playing Wolverine. Continuing by disclosing the dismissal. “I’m thinking, ‘Oh, this is the thing you get before you’re fired.’ And it was the biggest break of my career so far,” the X-Men actor said.

He also revealed that he retained the role due to encouraging words from his wife, Deborah-Lee Furness. Jackman shared that he went home and complained to Deb, who told him to trust himself and that the actor was worrying too much. Jackman’s wife advised him to go back to the beginning and focus on the character.

That’s some great advice, and we’re glad it worked because Hugh Jackman was amazing as Wolverine in the X-Men movies. Join Koimoi for more Hollywood news!

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