Thursday, February 2, 2023

Hugh Jackman Talks About All the People He Accidentally Stabbed With His Wolverine Claws

Logan, the newest and possible final chapter of the Wolverine movies, is a big hit, both critically and commercially. To promote the flick, Hugh Jackman—who has now portrayed the mutant in nine X-Men films—spoke to Entertainment Weekly about an unsurprising peril of the role: those razor sharp adamantium claws.

“I can’t tell you how many people I stabbed, how I stabbed myself,” he said. “They were killing machines.”

One poor stunt double got poked. “I stabbed the [stunt] double for Mystique right in the arm,” he said about a prior X-Men flick. “Of course I freaked out a little bit. It’s not every day you stab someone.”

Luckily, the injury was minor and the stunt double didn’t seem to mind getting a claw to the arm. “She said, ‘I’ve been stabbed by Wolverine!’ That was one of the first days of shooting,” Jackman said. “That’s when you realize this is not a normal character, when people are really happy to be stabbed by your character.”

So how did he stab himself? While he rehearsed. learning to avoid striking others, he failed to do so with himself. “[O]ne thing I neglected to practice was the follow-through,” he said. “I’ve got a number of scars on my thighs, and it’s really not cool. Got pretty close to some sensitive areas, but everything’s fine.”

Watch the full interview below.


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