I know that we don’t need an extra reason to go and see Hugh Jackman in Australia, but the outback shower scene is like the stuffing in the turkey (I though this expression would be more appropriate than ‘icing on the cake’ due to the thanksgiving holiday).
Here is what Hugh Jackman had to say about the shower and shirtless scenes of the movie:
“There was a great moment when we were shooting the outback shower scene which, by the way, is absolutely historically accurate. That’s exactly the technique they used. But, Baz was going for a movie that is a feast, has high comedy, has high tragedy, has romance, has swashbuckling moments, and has action and adventure. It has everything. So, when we were shooting that scene, I remember saying to Baz, “Are you sure this isn’t too much? Are they going to laugh? They’re going to think I’m a wanker here!” And, he said, “If we’re strong and really commit to the moment, the comedy of it will rise.” There were a couple members of the crew who took their shirts off, after the first little break, one of whom oiled himself up a little bit. Trust me, I got a lot of hell about that scene, when we were down there. It might have been a lot cooler having my shirt off for the whole movie because the weather was hard.
The very first scene we shot was the scene when we bring the cattle to Darwin at the end of the drove, and I had on what’s called a “dry-as-a-bone,” which is an all-weather coat. It goes down to your knees, and has a thick, padded lining. I had a woolen shirt on under it and leather pants, and I almost fainted, that first day of filming”. [Media Boulevard]
If you wish to see a part of the shower scene all you have to do is to click here or on the picture below.
And because Hugh Jackman is not only about Australia but also the super sexy wolverine, here is the hairylicious cover of Empire magazine for January 2009 with
Hung Jackman .. I mean Hugh Jackman (What was I thinking!!!?).
Images via [Superherofan]