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Why Hugh Jackman turned down 007 role

Why Hugh Jackman turned down 007 role

And in sticking to his guns, Jackman did manage to branch out of the "hero" part, with films like The Prestige, The Fountain, Les Misérables, and the upcoming The Greatest Showman.

"I wish I'd started playing him like that 17 years ago. And I was calm and at peace, but I'm going to miss that guy". It was Hugh and James Mangold and myself, and when it got to the last 10 minutes of the movie, it was emotional and intense, and I could feel myself getting choked up.

Jackman doesn't appear to regret his decision to turn down the offer to become Pierce Brosnan's successor and instead is happy with the way he pulled off Wolverine. Hugh Jackman just revealed in an interview with Variety that he turned down the role after being called to step into the famous suit of the MI6 spy.

Hugh Jackman revealed he was approached to play James Bond in the early 2000s, but turned the opportunity down because the scripts were a bit too wacky for his taste.

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The ridiculousness of the Bond scripts isn't something Jackman voiced alone.

"I just felt the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and insane, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real".

Daniel had previously spoken about his desire to hang up the Bond tux, telling Time Outin 2015, after the release of Spectre that he would rather "slash his wrists" than play the iconic character again. "You just have to sign on.' I was also anxious that between Bond and X-Men, I'd never have time to do different things".

He further added how he did not get any choice at that time as he said, "And the response was: 'Oh, you don't get a say". Jackman was determined to keep variety in his career, though, and two megafranchises would have likely prevented that.


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