Hugh Jackman jokes about turning down the latest James Bond role

Hugh Jackman jokes about turning down the latest James Bond role

December 13, 2012, 11:40 amnewidea

The Aussie Hollywood star says maybe he 'should have been more interested'...

Hugh Jackman jokes about turning down the latest James Bond role
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Hugh Jackman has joked about the Bond role he turned down.

Les Miserables actor Hugh Jackman, 44, was offered the role of James Bond in 2006's Casino Royale, but turned it down to focus on his role as Wolverine in X-Men.

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After seeing Daniel Craig take the lead as 007, Jackman said he might be rethinking his decision.

Hugh Jackman promoting his now well-known role as Wolverine in the X-Men series in 2009. Source: Getty


He told The Sun: "At the time it was wrong for me, but when I saw Daniel in the movie I thought maybe I should have been more interested, because it was great."

He added: "But I am great mates with Daniel. When he was in Australia we caught up and, you know, no one could have played Bond better."

However, Jackman joked of Craig, also 44:

Daniel Craig - AKA Bond, James Bond - at the German premiere of Skyfall this year. Source: Getty


"I will just wait. The good thing about Daniel is he’s, what, 62 now, isn’t he? He’s falling apart at the seams."

He explained: "So I just keep telling him, ‘I’m ready, whenever you want to let him go, I’m ready’.

"The good thing is I have also got a British passport."

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  1. Brian07:26pm Thursday 13th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    We had one idiot from down under trying to play the part we dont want another keep him in America

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  2. Stephen05:23pm Thursday 13th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Jackman is the great in the World of movies!!, I'm sure he turned down the Casino Royal role because he thought it would effect working on different things with his acting career besides bond....

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