Hugh Jackman Stabs Stuntwoman with Wolverine Claws
Hugh “The Nicest Man In Hollywood” Jackman shocked fans this week by admitting to stabbing a stuntwoman Wolverine-style whilst filming the first X-Men movie.
The accident happened during a fight scene in which Jackman and a stunt double for Rebecca Romijn Stamos, who played Mystique, did battle in the Statue of Liberty.
The star’s largely female fanbase was left reeling at the news that he might not actually be perfection incarnate after he admitted raising his adamantium claws to a woman.
Jackman, 40, said: “I went to stab her in the arm, which was part of the choreography, and she’s meant to move her arm away and she forgot and the thing went right into her arm – like, an inch.”
The actor who also appeared in disappointing time-travel flop Kate and Leopold and laughable ‘horror’ Van Helsing revealed the injury forced bosses to rethink how to film the superhero’s famous claws.
He said: “I was stunned. It was one of those things, it was so deep, there was a hole, there was no blood coming out and then a minute later, it was like a geyser. I didn’t faint and I thought she was going to freak out, but she just said, “‘Yes! I have been stabbed by Wolverine!’ Typical stuntwoman.”
April 29 sees the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which explores the early years of Jackman’s character and his involvement in the government’s Weapon X programme.
Is your week just a little bit too stressful? Do you need some form of intense computer-related release? Or do you simply want to be a mutant for a day? If so check out Time Warrior, the new Wolverine game from 20th Century Fox, by playing you also get the opportunity to see an extended clip from X-Men Origins: Wolverine from Wednesday 29th April. Alternatively in Weapon X you can indulge your inner Professor Frink and start experimenting with genes to create the ultimate warrior. It’s even fully integrated on Facebook. Hoo-rah!