Australian hunk Hugh Jackman nearly got in trouble with his bosses on the movie X-Men 2 - over his beard.

The actor had been asked to grow his trademark beard for the film but after a shift in filming times he took drastic action.

He says, "I had to grow a beard but then the start date got delayed so I got tired of it and shaved it off. Half an hour later they called and said, 'OK, now, we're set and we're going to start immediately. June 17.'

So I had to grow it again quickly. I was hoping it would grow very quickly because on that phone call they'd asked, 'Do you still have your beard?' and I said, 'Definitely.'"

30/04/2003 21:42