Hugh Jackman Turned Down Chance to be James Bond
Hugh Jackman poses during a photo call for his new show, Back on Broadway, at Pearl Studios on Tuesday (October 18) in New York City.
The 43-year-old Aussie actor recently revealed he might’ve played James Bond in 2006′s Casino Royale, a role that was eventually taken on by Daniel Craig.
“I got a call from my agent saying, ‘There is some possible interest in you for Bond. Are you interested?’ At the time, I wasn’t,” Hugh told the Press Association (via New York Post), adding that he had already signed on for X-Men 2 and Wolverine and “didn’t want to be doing two such iconic characters at once.”
“I think every male at some point thinks about playing James Bond,” he said. “So it was not right then, but it may be right if it comes back.”