Hugh Jackman Reveals He Almost Got Fired From His Role As Wolverine In The First ‘X-Men’ Movie

He may currently be starring in his own one-man show, but Hugh Jackman almost didn’t make the cut as Wolverine in the first “X-Men” film.

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According to the Daily Mail, Jackman got candid with the audience during a recent show at London’s 02 arena, sharing that he almost got fired from his role of Wolverine in the first “X-Men” movie.

“I was told that things weren’t really working out as they hoped,” Jackman admitted. “I was about to get fired from my first Hollywood movie, the biggest of my career. I was angry, I went home to my wife and I complained. I was whinging an Olympic level of whinging to Deb, my wife, and moaning about this person and that person.”

Thankfully his wife of over two decades, Deborra-Lee Furness, was able to get him to refocus.

“She listened to me very patiently for about an hour and finally she just said, ‘Listen, I think you have just got to trust yourself. You are worrying way too much about what everything else is thinking. Just go back to the character, focus on that, trust your instinct. You’ve got this.’”

“To me that was love. Someone that believes in you when you don’t fully believe in yourself. This show is dedicated to Deb and the kids,” the 50-year-old added.

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“The Greatest Showman” star will be taking “Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show” to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on July 25.

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