Hugh Jackman, who played nine times in the X-Men franchise, remembered how he said goodbye to his iconic role Wolverine.
During a recent conversation on Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue, Hugh Jackman spoke to Anne Hathaway about his final appearance as Wolverine in Logan movie, which was released in 2017.
Jackman started his words saying that he feels very blessed to have Wolverine character and it was one of the most perfect lines written for the character’s death. He said:
“I did nine movies, but a couple were cameo-ish sort of things. Really, seven movies. I learned so much over those years. I feel so blessed to have the part, and I’m taking on a character that’s so beloved to so many. I’ll commit to that every day of the week, right? I’ll give 110%.
The last scene of ‘Logan,’ for example, where my character is dying, I think one of the most beautiful lines written for the character, which is, ‘Ah, so this is what it feels like.'”
“There were so many crossovers by the end because I’d played it for so long. I knew it was going to be my last one way before we wrote it. I made that decision. There was a weight of expectation that I’d been carrying.”
The 51-year-old actor mentioned Jackman’s last scene, and it shows that Wolverine sacrificing himself for his adopted daughter Laura (Dafne Keen):
“I was super invested. I felt so in it. I was working with a director that I worked with three times before, who I trust implicitly, Jim Mangold. I remember when we shot that scene, we were shooting very high altitude, and there were thunderstorms going off everywhere, and we had to shut down. He just said ‘we can’t do this big stunt scene. But we’re just going to do the death scene.’ I’m like, ‘Like, now?’ He goes, ‘I’m just going to have you and Dafne [Keen], and if you could just do that.’ I’m like, ‘All right.’ He knew that’s best for me.
We got there and we’re shooting the scene. Dafne was 11. She was fantastic. We shot Dafne, and she turned around in two takes and he goes, ‘Let’s just kick out. Let’s do another.’ I said, ‘You sure? I feel like,’ and he goes, ‘Man, let’s just stop the clocks. Let’s not worry about everything. This is the end of 19 years.'”
Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue celebrates the best TV performances of the year and you can watch the full conversation below.
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