'Was on verge of getting fired from X-Men'
London: Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has revealed that he was almost fired from playing Wolverine in X-Men films.
The 50-year-old Australian actor, who played Wolverine for 16 years, said he nearly lost the role during filming on the first movie.
"Five weeks into shooting X-Men, I was on the verge of getting fired... The head of the studio pulled me aside at lunch and he told me that they were worried at the studio, that they weren't seeing on camera what they'd seen in the audition."
''And the very next day the director pulled me aside and told me exactly the same thing...So clearly they'd been talking and I was freaking out. I'm thinking, oh, this is the talk you get before you get fired," said Jackman.
According to Contactmusic, Jackman's wife Deborra-lee Furness helped him in overcoming the fear of getting fired by pushing him to believe in his talent. "And she was right. And to me, that is love: someone who believes in you even when you don't really believe in yourself."