REVEALED: The Aussie star who turned down the role of James Bond

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Umm okay we had no idea about this!

Hugh Jackman revealed he once turned down the iconic role of 007 in the James Bond movies.

Okay this is crazy talk, he is pretty much Australia’s very own James Bond why on earth would he turn this down!?!?!

Well don’t worry he has a pretty good reason for it.

In a new interview with Variety, the 49-year-old actor revealed he just couldn’t get on board with the “crazy” scripts.

“I was about to do X-Men 2 and a call came from my agent asking if I’d be interested in Bond. 

“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.”

Jackman said his agent told him he doesn’t “get a say” in the scripts and he’ll “just have to sign on.”

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Imagine that, Jackman not even being about to have a say in a movie he would do.

“I was also worried that between Bond and X-Men, I’d never have time to do different things.”

Jackman has no regrets though.

“But there was a time between X-Men 3 and the first Wolverine movie when I could see the roles getting smaller. People wanted me to play that kind of hero part exclusively. It felt a little bit claustrophobic.”

British actor Daniel Craig took on the role of James Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale. 

Craig then continued the role for three other movies. The finale one being Spectre in 2015.


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Written By Christina Cavaleri

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