Hugh Jackman has revealed that he didn’t know wolverines are real animals when he started filming the first X-Men movie.
The 48-year-old actor, who has played the superhero Wolverine in nine films, said: “I didn’t even know there was a wolverine. I literally, embarrassingly did about two weeks of research on wolves.”
He continued: “I was rehearsing for three weeks and I was shooting, so I was kind of on my own. I remember going past an IMAX in Toronto, and there was an IMAX documentary about wolves, and so I thought, ‘I’ll go and see that.’”
Jackman’s character as Wolverine ended in the ninth and final movie, Logan, which hit cinemas in March.
Well. We can forgive Jackman because he was fantastic in his depiction of Wolverine.