In an interview this week with Australian news program "The Project" to promote his upcoming role as Blackbeard in "Pan," Hugh Jackman talked about another part he's had his eye on -- James Bond.
Asked if he'd be up for the challenge of looking suave in dark suits, Jackman nodded.
"I'd seriously consider it," he said.
It turns out, Jackman was actually once approached to fill the role, as he was getting ready to film "X-Men 2."
"I was like, ah, I don't think it's the right time. But it was not an easy one to give up," the actor admitted. As we know, the role went to Daniel Craig, who will be sipping over-prepared martinis onscreen for the fourth time in "Spectre," out in November.
But take heart, Hugh. In Hollywood, there is no upper age limit on the roles you can claim for yourself as a straight, white male. The Bond girls always stay young.
H/T Digital Spy