Anna Paquin congratulates Hugh Jackman for remaining kind despite brutal ‘X-Men’ filming
The former Snape rep remembers how her co-star and Wolverine rep “was put to the test” during production on the first film, but he “never complained.”
Anna paquin testified to Hugh jackmanpositive attitude on set. The two became good friends after filming the “X Men“and the actress has now recalled how gracious her co-star was despite being” put to the test “while filming the franchise’s first installment.
“He was really put to the test on that first movie and never complained,” said the former Snape rep on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show” on Wednesday, June 9. She explained how hard the shoot was, adding: “It’s minus 40 [degrees] and he gets a building laid on his back again and again. And still has all the time in the world to be a nice, normal person. ”
But Paquin did manage to help Jackman a bit, at least when he was shooting a scene where his character was smoking a cigar. “I did it,” she shared, “at one point when we were doing the truck stuff at the very beginning he had his claws out but he’s also supposed to smoke a cigar so I had to pull the cigar out of his teeth because he couldn’t do it with his claws without causing bodily harm. ” The 38-year-old then joked: “But what are friends for?”
On how she became close to Jackman, the “Real bloodsaid the alum, “Hugh was definitely my best friend on the first one. Then they actually started bringing in actors who were close to my age, so there was sort of a little younger group of late teens, in their twenties. “She continued,” Hugh was the person. who I was always closest to because I had all of my scenes with him. He is still a charming and gracious human being. ”
Paquin last portrayed Rogue in the franchise in 2014 “X-Men: Days of Future Past“, while Jackman continued to slip into his iconic Wolverine character until the 2017 solo film”Logan“.