Published On: Sun, Jan 26th, 2014

Hugh Jackman discusses acting beyond Wolverine, his contract and working with Bryan Singer

Despite an amazing resume of films and stage work, most fans associate Hugh Jackman with X-Men’s Wolverine.

Talking with The Independent Jackson says it doesn’t bother him and he can do what he likes at this point in his career.

Hugh jackman as Wolverine Days future pastNot really, because if I want to play a certain character I could. But I’m surprised pretty much by everything that has happened in my career. I was hoping to pay the rent as an actor one day and before I was an actor I was acting at the amateur musical society. I never thought I would make a career out of it. So if it stopped tomorrow I would probably go back to the amateur musical society.

“I’m someone who always tries to remember how lucky he is. And even if it’s only Wolverine, it’s pretty good.”

Jackman discusses his contract and the hassles of the rumored “monster contract” to keep playing Wolvie.

“Yeah, because obviously it is bull***t. It was the National Enquirer. I couldn’t believe anyone picked that up. Apart from the first movie, for which I had to sign a two-picture deal, I’ve never done more than one at a time.

x-men-days-of-future-past-hugh-jackman-michael-fassbender-james-mcavoy“And now what happens is the IRS and every taxation company goes, “Hang on, you didn’t declare $100 million. So where are you hiding it?”

Jackman discusses rejoining with director Bryan Singer for X-Men:Days of Future Past.

It’s always special for me working with Bryan on this character. He gave me that break, he gave me that character, and I can’t believe, 14 years later, we’re working on it again.

“He’s a great friend, and he’s a very smart man. I can tell you right now, he has made a great movie. I don’t know if it’s going to surprise people but I think people are really going to like it.”

Check out the full interview HERE

X-Men:Days of Future Past arrives in theaters May 23, 2014.


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