Saturday 20 January 2018

Jackman: My Wolverine hair-itage

Hugh Jackman is cool about getting hairy for Wolverine
Hugh Jackman is cool about getting hairy for Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has insisted he doesn't mind growing his facial hair to play Wolverine.

The Australian star, who has been filming sequel The Wolverine in Australia, admitted that he has no trouble sprouting hairs for his role as the clawed mutant.

"This is part of my heritage. I inherited it from my father - luckily not the back hair as well. This is one thing I can do relatively easy. I'm not sure if I'm proud of it," he joked during a webchat from the Sydney set.

Hugh also revealed that he would love to be able to transport himself in an instant, if he could choose his own superpower.

"Definitely teleporting. The ability to just be anywhere is fantastic. I'm one of those people who tries to pack too much into life and the travelling bit tips me over," he said.

The 44-year-old, who next stars in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables, promised that fans will "dig" The Wolverine.

"The whole movie feels really different and really fresh. I know audiences are going to be surprised by it, but they're going to dig it," he said.

"Enough with the 'What is my past? Who am I?' questions. We've explored that, it's more like the future. How do I live with myself? How do I live with all the knowledge I have and [everything that's] happened."

He added: "More than ever we've explored this war within himself that is so endemic to this character and why people have loved the comic book character. We explore the burden of his immortality, and he's finding it tough to find a reason to live and that essential battle goes with him throughout the movie."

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