Hugh Jackman refused James Bond role because scripts are ‘crazy’

Hugh Jackman said he gave the James Bond role, because the scripts were so unbelievable and crazy.”


Hugh Jackman just couldn’t understand the “incredible and crazy” storylines in the “James Bond” movies.

The 49-year-old actor told Variety he was ever called to take on the role of 007, but he just couldn’t get on board with the scripts.

“I was about to ‘X-men 2’ and a call came from my agent asking if I would be interested in the league,” said Jackman Variety. “I felt at the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and crazy, and I felt like they needed to be grittier and real.”

Jackman recalled his agent tells him that he did not “say” in the scripts, and “just sign up.”

He added, “I was also afraid that between Bond and ‘X-Men’,’ I would never have the time to do certain things.”

The british actor Daniel Craig eventually took over the role of James Bond in 2006’s “Casino Royale.” He remained in the role for the other three movies, the last one was a “Phantom” in 2015.

Daniel Craig the role of James Bond in the films since 2006.


Jackman said he hasn’t looked back since taking a pass on James Bond, adding that he “always tried to do certain things.”

“But there was a time between ‘X-men 3 and the first Wolverine film as I could see the reels getting smaller and smaller. People wanted me to play that kind of hero part exclusive. It felt a little claustrophobic,” he said.

Jackman is currently starring in “The Greatest Artists.”

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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