Hugh also revealed that he decided not to apply for his licence to kill as we has told by producers that he would have no say in the character's direction.
"I wish I'd started playing him like that 17 years ago", Jackman said. "And I was calm and at peace, but I'm going to miss that guy".
Brush fire breaks out in Los Angeles
The wind and the fires are expected to continue whipping up at least until the end of the day on Thursday, said Umansky. If the fire crosses the 405 freeway , it will hit one of the highest priced residential areas of Brentwood, she added.
Jackman is a massive movie star, and has been for a very long time.
The Aussie actor was just in the process of gearing up for Bryan Singer's X-Men 2, while MGM and Eon were casting the net far and wide in search of a new 00 agent to replace Pierce Brosnan, whose four-film run petered out with Die Another Day. Jackman, after seeing years of increasingly goofy Bond flicks, was hesitant.
Ultimately the role went to British actor Daniel Craig, who starred as James Bond in the 2006 flick Casino Royale before continuing the role for three more movies including 2012's Skyfall andSpectre in 2015.
He added: 'I just felt at the time that the that the scripts has become so unbelievable and insane, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real'.
Apart from his desire to pivot the iconic spy character in a different direction, the Logan star was also wary of the demanding nature of the two franchises - Bond and X-Men.
Luckily for Jackman, he was able to break out of the typecasting mold and has now booked a wide variety of diverse roles, including a leading part in the upcoming musical The Greatest Showman, in which he will play circus pioneer P.T. Barnum.
Hunter Pence persuades Giancarlo Stanton to join Giants
San Francisco is looking to bounce back from a surprising season that ended with a last-place finish the NL West at 64-98. He called the pitcher and left-handed hitter an "impressive young man" who will be a two-way player.
Taggart meets the press at Florida State
Taggart said it was tough to leave OR , but he's appreciative that he's getting the chance "to fulfill a dream". Taggart, who led the Ducks to a 7-5 record this season, signed a six-year, $30 million deal with Florida State.
Lubaina Himid wins Turner Prize 2017
In her acceptance speech, Himid thanked those who "gave her sustenance during the wilderness years". The professor of contemporary art is the first victor of the prestigious award to be aged over 50.