Hugh Jackman on his naked scene in X-Men: ‘I went commando, we just went for it’


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Hugh Jackman is all over the place promoting X Men: Days of Future Past. (It’s not like the movie will need any publicity.) This is his seventh time playing Wolverine. Do you remember Hugh’s awesome brief cameo in X Men: First Class? He told Xavier and Lensherr to go F themselves. Wolverine has a more prominent place in the new X Men, and so we’re treated with more Hugh, yay! First off, here’s Hugh doing a scooter cooler race with Jimmy Fallon. It’s basically an excuse to act goofy on scooters, and it makes me irrationally happy.

On Fallon, Hugh said he’s in training for his gig hosting the Tonys, which I’m definitely looking forward to, they’re June 8. You can watch Hugh’s Fallon interview in two parts here and here. The Fallon video is titled on YouTube “Hugh Jackman Teases a New Wolverine Movie,” but he didn’t do that! He didn’t say anything to Fallon about another Wolverine movie. Hugh did tell the NY Daily News that there’s a third Wolverine movie set for 2017. (It’s supposedly not official yet though.)

In another appearance, On Kelly & Michael, Hugh talked about going commando for X Men. You know he’s not going to be fully nude, but if he’s shirtless it’s good enough for me. Hugh said it was his idea to go naked for the scene (on camera at least, they did edit it out later). Here’s what Hugh said about the scene, and you can see video of that interview here.

The scene has Wolverine, because the whole premise of the movie is it has Wolverine traveling back in time to prevent something cataclysmic happening in the future. So I land back in 1973. I wake up — this is what the script says — wake up next to a girl who I don’t remember, and I get out of bed wearing boxer shorts.

I don’t know about America, but in Australia, if you are next to a really good looking girl, you’re not getting out with boxer shorts on or briefs, or anything!

So, yeah, I went commando and we just went for it.

There’s a sock. They brought a bright green sock for me to wear and I was like, ‘This is kind of drawing more attention than less.’ And they said, ‘No, no, no we need bright green like a green screen, so if you bend over, if you turn around, we need to erase it.’

By the end of the first take, I was like, ‘Yep, it’s gone, I don’t know where it is,’ So, yeah commando.

[From ABCnews.go.com]

On Good Morning America (interview is here) Hugh talked about how he sticks to his rigorous training schedule. He said that when people ask him how he gets up so early to train two hours a day he answers “If you know on May 23rd you’re going to be in the 3D cinema, 40 foot high, naked. Great incentive… so I prepare and I’m very scientific about that date.” It definitely shows.

I have to include this video of Hugh calling out John Cena of the WWE during Hugh’s appearance on Sportscenter. It’s ridiculous and so funny. He looks incredibly hot with that beard. USA Today reminds us that Hugh made an appearance in April on WWWE’s Raw when he “fought” Damien Sandow dressed as Magneto. Hugh is always game for anything. I love him. Honestly I wasn’t that into seeing X Men, but now I want to see it this weekend.

Here’s Jackman at the Chinese and Australian premieres of X Men: Days of Future Past with Peter Dinklage and Fan Bingbing. There are also photos from a press conference in Beijing on May 12.

'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Australian Premiere

'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Australian Premiere

'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Beijing Press Conference

photo credit: FameFlynet

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  1. TheOrginalKitten says:

    Cute story.

    Jackman is just impossible not to like. He seems like such a fun (and sexy) guy who works hard but doesn’t take himself too seriously. No ego on this guy whatsoever. I hope he never disappoints me…

    • mimif says:

      I know, he’s like (a hot) Jimmy Stewart to me. Actually, I know nothing of Stewart’s personal life, I’m referring to his charming and amiable screen presence, that jovial singing and dancing kind of guy.
      Also: it’s THURSDAY. 🍸🍸🍸

      • TheOrginalKitten says:

        If it’s Thursday then why is there only 3 martini glasses there?

        You disappoint me, mimif.

      • Kiddo says:

        Yeah, I have a serious crush on young Jimmy Stewart.

      • mimif says:

        Obviously I live to disappoint, Kitten. πŸ’©

        @Kiddo, I love Jimmy’s voice!

      • TheOrginalKitten says:

        You live to be contrary. You and your pile of poo emoji.

        Shall I sprinkle some molly in your ‘tini?

      • LadySlippers says:

        🍹🍹🍹🍹🍻🍻🍻🍻🍷🍷🍷🍷🍸🍸🍸🍸🍭🍭🍭🍭🍌🍌🍌🍌

        Better????

        😜

    • j.eyre says:

      Hey OKitt – sorry to thread jack all – but they have the Guggenheim commission Pollack Mural at the Getty. I have never seen in live. I cannot wait.

      • TheOrginalKitten says:

        Oh man..I am crazy jealous. That mural marked a pivotal point in the modern art movement. I heard they restored some of his stuff from that time period as well.

        It’ll be life-changing to see that in person. When are you going?

      • j.eyre says:

        I know. I am sure I should not claim this as I haven’t seen it live but it is my favorite of his and I am a pretty big fan of Pollack. LACMA has a few of his and they are stunning; I am practically giddy with anticipation.
        We are going Sunday. I sat the kids down last night and told them there was a really important piece of art in LA and they may have the option of going to see it or not. Normally I would not ask but we have been to the Getty so many times, I was afraid they would try to rush the exhibit (plus crowds form in front of the big pieces obstructing the view on the weekends.) Fortunately we had just been discussing Pollack. They both said they wanted to go.

      • TheOrginalKitten says:

        I’m not sure that this is something you can “overhype”.

        Is there a way you could go on a weekday?
        Would it be less crowded?
        Crowds have ruined museum experiences for me before..then again. I have a thing about crowds, as in I cannot tolerate them.

        Last time I was at the Getty, I wasn’t blown away by their collection or the exhibits (maybe bad timing?) but the grounds were just stunning. What a gorgeous museum. I’m glad the kids are pumped to go–you must report back next week!

      • j.eyre says:

        It is here until June 1 – I can go back during the week when the kids are in school. The Getty is only but 15 minutes away.

        That is the complaint from a lot of people about the Getty. No, their permanent painting collection is not that extensive but I have MOCA, LACMA, Norton Simon and Huntington for the spectrum so I allow the Getty its sparseness because of the grounds. I like how the exhibits are laid out and they have an extensive furniture collection, which I love. Their contemporary stuff is small but really good. They get truly amazing traveling pieces/exhibits.

        I meant to add to the preservation – yes, that is why the Getty gets to show it, they did the latest restoration in the mural.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Believe it or not but Omaha (yes Omaha, NEBRASKA) has a Pollack. And a Titian. And a Renoir. And a Degas. And a del Greco. And a Casset. And a Monet. And my favourite painting there by Bouguereau.

        http://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William-Adolphe_Bouguereau_(1825-1905)_-_Return_of_Spring_(1886).jpg

        Who’d have thunk it?

        Not me that’s for sure!!!

      • j.eyre says:

        That’s gorgeous, LS. Do you have one main art museum or are they spread out?

        Of course I would believe it – obviously you are a very cultured individual and need your appetite quenched.

    • Kiddo says:

      I don’t know O’Kitt, I agree with your taste on men, in general, but I’m not feeling Jackman and never did. I think he fancies himself a lot hotter than he actually is. I don’t find him attractive physically at all, although he is supposed to be a nice guy.

      • TheOrginalKitten says:

        I said “sexy”. Sexy is different than hot. Taylor Kinney and Garett Hedlund are “hot” to me but sexiness is more in the attitude.

        I don’t think he thinks he’s hot at all-quite the opposite, actually- he strikes me as incredibly humble, which is part of what makes him “sexy” ;)

      • Kiddo says:

        I could be wrong. I just don’t get all the hype.

      • TheOrginalKitten says:

        Shhhhh…now sip on this martini.

      • LadySlippers says:

        β€’Kittenβ€’

        I don’t think he takes himself all that seriously either and that is HAWT. Plus, I bet he’s terrific in bed.

        *swoons*

  2. AG-UK says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE him. He has such a great attitude and not to mention BODY OF DOOM… I will see this with my son. Wow that woman’s blue shoes…

  3. mia girl says:

    There is NO ONE who can stack up to Hugh Jackman as the ideal A++ movie star…
    Acting talent, singing talent, comedy, action, drama. Delivers on stage and screen. Extremely professional, game for it all without being forced. Smart, charming, quick witted. Nicest guy around without an ounce of pretention. Great dad and husband. And one hell of a good looking man.

    Jackman is King.

    • Clara says:

      Doesn’t jump into garbage bins a la Leo either, jk. He’s game for all. Which should be the norm for all of them. He shouldn’t be the exception.
      I wish he’d look out more for his health, no matter how great your health care is, if you work back to back, sooner or later it catches up with you. Let’s hope he takes a well earned break after the Tonys. Though I think he’s filming Pan next.

      • Lucinda says:

        I don’t like how big he gets for these movies either but I was reading an interview where he talked about how he likes to stay in a certain shape all the time. So even though he definitely gets bigger during X-men shoots, he’s not doing the huge weight swings like some do. He is consistently muscular and in shape but amps up for this franchise. He did say as he gets older he is having a harder time keeping muscle which stands to reason. I just hope he is staying away from the chemicals to get this build.

  4. Mia4S says:

    Jackman naked, Fassbender reportly shirtless, McAvoy just generally beautiful and angsty? And it’s getting amazing reviews?

    I’m seeing this movie 12 times…minimum. ;-)

  5. Annika says:

    I hope that my Forever Husband’s skin cancer situation turns out ok :/

  6. j.eyre says:

    They should auction that sock off for charity. I will sell one of my children.

  7. serena says:

    Man, I just love him. He’s such an amazing actor and person, hilarious too, also he’s still so hot! I’m so excited to see this movie!

  8. TheCountess says:

    Have loved him ever since “The Boy from Oz” but I must confess, I’m not a huge fan of the roided up physique

  9. Aqua says:

    I love Jimmy Fallon he’s so fun and very funny and Hugh Jackman is the total package.