AceShowbiz - Hugh Jackman was nearly fired from the first "X-Men" movie after bosses grew tired of his "whinging."
The 50-year-old played the role of Wolverine in 10 "X-Men" movies, and his first performance as the Marvel Comics character was released back in 2000. But things could have been very different for Hugh, with the Australian screen star admitting he was nearly shown the door on the set of the mutant blockbuster.
"I was told that things weren't really working out as they hoped," he told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper. "I was about to get fired from my first Hollywood movie, the biggest of my career. I was angry, I went home to my wife and I complained. I was whinging an Olympic level of whinging to Deb, my wife, and moaning about this person and that person."
Luckily, Hugh's wife Deborra-Lee Furness was on hand to give her spouse a much-needed pep talk.
"She listened to me very patiently for about an hour and finally she just said, 'Listen, I think you have just got to trust yourself,' " he recalled. " 'You are worrying way too much about what everything else is thinking. Just go back to the character, focus on that, trust your instinct. You've got this.' "
"Logan", released in 2017, is believed to have been Hugh's last outing as Wolverine.