Hugh Jackman Cuts Back on Stunts After ‘Wolverine’ On-Set Accident
Hugh Jackman will go easy on the stunts from now on.
Hugh Jackman says he is cutting back on the amount of movie stunts he performs himself after a nasty accident on the set of his upcoming summer blockbuster The Wolverine.
The Australian actor who earned an Oscar nomination for Les Miserables feared he had broken his neck during a scene in which his character swings out of a train carriage. Though his injuries weren’t severe, it was enough to concern wife Deborra-Lee Furness who made him reassess the amount of dangerous work he performs himself.
“In the film, there's a scene where I swing from inside to outside a train and my neck got caught. I thought I had broken it.
“It was one of those moments when my wife looked at me and said, 'What are you doing? Enough playing in the schoolyard! You are not invincible!'” he laughed.
The 44-year-old actor also revealed in a recent interview with GQ magazine that is Wolverine claws are pretty dangerous in real life too, “They've cut deep more than once. And not just me,” he said.
The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold, is scheduled for release in the UK on July 24, 2013. It hits Australia one day later, and the United States on the 26th. Set sometime after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, the movie follows John Logan as he travels to Japan, where he engages an old acquaintance. Intriguing.
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