By Michileen Martin 7 seconds ago
Sometimes it’s good to be the best at what you do, even if what you do is not very nice. Hugh Jackman learned this when he was about to start the role of Logan, also known as X-Men’s Wolverine. Jackman was open The Tonight Show last Friday, and took the opportunity to explain how he avoided deportation by revealing that he was playing one of Marvel’s most popular tough guys.
Jimmy Kimmel was a guest The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last Friday, when Hugh Jackman set the example of how, despite being an Oscar-nominated actor, the Australian is obviously a terrible liar. According to his story, Jackman was invited to Toronto in 1999 to start filming X Men about a week after auditioning for the role. One of the filmmakers warned the actor to tell Canadian customs agents that – because Jackman’s Australian work visa had not yet arrived – he had to say he was there for a hearing. As soon as he arrived at the customs, the actor apparently broke almost without any pressure. You can hear what happened in the clip below.
Hugh Jackman tells Fallon that after admitting to the Canadian customs officer that he was actually entering the country for work, he was sent to a room to wait. His agent eventually told him he would probably be deported back to the United States by plane soon. Jackman explained why he was in the country and the customs officer – who was clearly an X-Men fan and had no idea there was a live-action movie on the street – was very happy to let the actor go when he found out Jackman was playing Wolverine. Jackman said he was given a police escort and signed autographs as he left the airport.
This, of course, is great news for all of us. Although it seems unlikely that Hugh Jackman would have been reworded at 11 a.m. if he had been deported, you never know. Stranger things have happened. We may well, in a small part, have this Canadian customs agent to thank for great movies like X Men and Logan. Of course, conversely, we could say that we are to blame for such things X-Men Origins: Wolverinebut let’s put it aside.
From 2017 Logan, Hugh Jackman has put aside his signature role, but the rest of us seem to have a harder time with him than he does. He is currently starring in very different pieces – the Broadway production The Musical Man. But that does not stop fans from assuming that he could, would like or should repeat the role that made him famous. In particular, with everything in the Marvel Cinema Universe currently revolving around the Marvel Universe, there are — depending on who you ask — either rumors or just high hopes that Jackman will play a version of Wolverine in the upcoming Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness. With Patrick Stewart seemingly returning to play Professor X in the film, it would be a great opportunity to meet at least one of his old friends, if not more.