Hugh Jackman confesses he couldn’t stand it and offered to direct

Hugh Jackmanthe former Wolverine, told in an interview that he directly asked for a part in the film The son, to director Florian Zeller. According to the actor, when he learned about the plot of the film, he felt that he had to live the character.

Jackman is best known for playing the Marvel superhero Wolverine. In 2017, he said goodbye to the character that marked his career in search of a new trajectory.

The movie came out in 2021 The fatherby French novelist and playwright Florian Zeller. And as soon as Jack learned that the movie would have a sequel titled The sonhe sent an email to the director.

“I heard that The son would be ready and then I read the piece, and I immediately felt an urge to play the part, to be a part of it, to be a part of this story.” the cover.

“I’ve never done this before in my career, but I wrote Zeller an email that said, ‘I’m glad I didn’t end up in your junk mail. But I just had to have it. I felt as an actor, as a father, as a son, many roles called me to do this. So I’m relieved that Florian said yes because I’m not sure I would have had the strength to watch the film if he had said no,” he adds.

Hugh Jackman turned down the role to play in 007. (Reproduction)

The Son director was asked by Hugh Jackman when he was casting

Zeller said he met the star through a zoom call, at the time of social isolation due to the coronavirus, and has since known he would be the lead actor.

“I had just started the process so it was a surprise and I was very emotional when I received the email because it says a lot about who he is as an actor but also as a person. There is something so humble, so brave, so honest about what you’ve done.”

“So we had this conversation and after a few minutes I stopped the conversation and offered him the part because it was so clear to me that he would be extraordinary in this role.”

“I felt strongly in my bones that he had everything, he was connected to his true emotions, something that is rare and beautiful and also new. And it was like a limited decision and I think it was the best decision ever.”

Hugh Jackman confessed that before starting the meeting via video call, he was very nervous and even told his wife that he was afraid of not getting the part:

“I’ve never been more afraid of not getting a part and I’ve never been more afraid of getting a part. There’s something about the role and story that I knew would demand things of me that I haven’t been able to do before and so the unknown is exciting, as an actor and terrifying at the same time that I could feel Florian’s power, and his commitment and its clarity would become our cover.”

The son is based on Zeller’s play, Le Fils2018 and will hit theaters on November 22, 2022. Watch the trailer:

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