According to a number of British outlets, Hugh Jackman’s appearance on tonight’s The Graham Norton Show will feature the actor’s story of nearly significantly injuring himself while filming The Wolverine‘s nude fight scene.
What I want to know is why none of you told me that The Wolverine had a nude fight scene.
The incident arose when Jackman was surprised while wearing his Wolverine claws, after requesting that ladies not be present while he did scenes in his birthday suit. From Digital Spy:
There was a very intense first scene and I insisted on a closed set. I ran round the corner and all the female members of the crew were gathered there. I tried to cover myself and cut my inner thigh – it was just the inner thigh thankfully!
The metal claws had to go – you can’t have bits and pieces flying off.
Indeed, Mr. Jackman, indeed. I can recall a memorable incident from the filming of The Two Towers in which, much to the crew’s alarm, Viggo Mortensen chipped a front tooth. And might I ask why your prop claws had sharp edges? No? Hmm.
Jackman apparently went on to say he “quite enjoyed” filming the scene nude, as it gave him a “very freeing feeling”.
Now I’m really curious as to what real life, physical effects reason there was to have Hugh Jackman equipped with actual sharp claws in the scene. Hey, makers of The Wolverine, we have this thing called post production. Castration is certainly less visible than a chipped tooth in your main lead character, but I think most people would take one over the other.
(via Digital Spy.)