When it was first announced that the little known Australian actor Hugh Jackman had been cast in the role of Wolverine for the first X-Men movie back in 2000, there were many raised eyebrows, with people calling for a bigger star to play the role. However, it is now almost impossible to imagine any other actor playing the role, with Hugh going on to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
With that said though, it seems that Hugh Jackman himself had his doubts about playing the legendary comic book character, with the actor admitting that he did struggle with the early days of playing the character. Fortunately though, he worked through those struggles and has now been playing Wolverine for 17 years, a role he will be forever remembered.
Jackman explained, "I was kind of struggling, to be honest. It was the first movie I had ever done in America. I was pretty tight. I was nervous. I was average, to be honest, at best. No one was saying anything and I sort of thought I was getting away with it, but I wasn't."
However, a chat with former Fox CEO Tom Rothman gave Hugh the encouragement he needed, "He told me that he believed in me, that from the moment he'd seen my tape he had a gut feeling I was the guy, but watching my dailies was like watching someone put a lampshade over a light," added Jackman.
Hugh Jackman will once again appear on the big screen as Wolverine in the upcoming new movie Logan, which is believed to be his final outing as the character. Logan is set to hit the big screen on March 1 in the UK and March 3 in the US.