Who’d have ever believed that before taking on the role of Wolverine and countless other roles he’s done over the years, Hugh Jackman always wanted to play one specific horror role.
Which role was that, you ask? Well, it turns out that Hugh Jackman always wanted to play Jason Voorhees in the Friday The 13th sequel.
This was revealed by Friday The 13th Part VII star Kevin Spirtas.
Spirtas was once hired as the standby for Hugh Jackman in the hit musical The Boy From Oz.
Whilst working on that movie Jackman told Spirtas that his dream role growing up was to play Jason in the Friday The 13th franchise.
This was revealed by Spirtas during the documentary Crystal Lake Memories (via Screen Rant).
Kane Hodder was the actor who eventually got to play Jason Voorhees on a regular basis.
However, there have been a bunch of actors to take on the role over the years.
Moreover, the Crystal Lake Memories documentary also features footage of a cameraman asking Hugh Jackman about wanting to play Jason in a Friday The 13th movie.
Jackman then looked at the cameraman, smiled and said:
Oh man, you’ve done your research!
Hugh Jackman always wanted to play Jason Voorhees
Well, Jackman would go on to have some slashing experience as Wolverine in the X-Men movies.
He was very, very good at it and you can tell that he would have made an excellent Jason Voorhees.
I think Logan might have been the film that really showcased the Aussie actor’s potential to really nail Jason.
Jackson’s version of the character would have been very different from the ones we’ve had over the years.
He might not be one of the slower walking versions of the masked slasher.
I reckon Jackman might have wanted to make the character a bit more dynamic and also probably faster and more vocal.
That would have been interesting if you ask me.
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