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Hugh Jackman Explains Why He Turned Down James Bond

Hugh Jackman Explains Why He Turned Down James Bond

Hugh Jackman looks dapper in his suit and shades while arriving at Global House during a day of press for The Greatest Showman on Tuesday (December 5) in London, England.

The 49-year-old actor recently opened up about why he turned down the role of James Bond.

The producers of the film franchise were interested in having Hugh replace Pierce Brosnan, but the actor says the thought the scripts were not believable.

“I was about to do X-Men 2 and a call came from my agent asking if I’d be interested in Bond,” Hugh told Variety. “I just felt at the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and crazy, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real.”

“And the response was: ‘Oh, you don’t get a say. You just have to sign on.’ I was also worried that between Bond and X-Men, I’d never have time to do different things,” he added.

Even though he turned down the role, Hugh still has had an amazing career!

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  • Hypnotist

    “Oh, you don’t get a say.” lol! Who the fuck asked you anything, Wolverine?

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    Well I’m glad he said no because we got Daniel Craig instead

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  • Tony W

    Who the fuck asked you anything, shitty trollasshole? In a job context “Work and shut the fuck-up” is something that tastes like a Nazi-Fascist regime, it was his full right to participate in the Bond character development, adapting it to modern times. And yes, Bond producers asked him to accept the role, twice, one in the middle of the X-Men2 filming and the second was Barbara Broccoli in person to want him as new Bond, in 2009, when Jackman worked with Daniel Craig in the theatrical drama A Steady Rain, produced by Barbara. Asshole and misinformed. The worst.

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