Despite being given every opportunity in a recent interview, this foreign born former A+ list mostly movie actor who is a former superhero and Oscar winner/nominee could not bring himself to say anything bad about the disgraced director because the director could destroy the career of the actor in a second.
Hugh Jackman Says Hollywood Sets “Have Changed for the Better” After Working on Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men’ Franchise
Jackman, who has played Wolverine in multiple films — including Singer’s 2000s trilogy — recently spoke to The Guardian about his experience on the films’ sets while promoting his latest film, The Son. In the new interview, which also touches on the actor’s upbringing, fatherhood and his stage career, he discusses how time — and abuse allegations from multiple men, including minors, against Singer — might have changed his perspective on the movies he spent so many years working on.
“You know, that’s a really, really complicated question,” he said. “There’s certainly questions to be asked and I think they should be asked. But I guess I don’t know how to elegantly answer that.”
“I think it’s complex and ultimately I look back with pride at what we’ve achieved and what momentum that started,” he added.
Jackman was also asked about various allegations published by The Hollywood Reporter in 2020, as well as in other outlets, of a toxic working environment on Singer’s set. Those claims include “drug use, tantrums and a writers’ feud,” along with an on-set cast confrontation and a civil suit from one of the film’s actors who claimed he was raped by three of Singer’s business associates.
While Jackman wouldn’t directly corroborate previous public comments or allegations about Singer’s behavior, he noted that it was his “first movie in America” and therefore expectations of how a set was run were “all so new to me.”
“There are some stories, you know … I think there are some ways of being on set that would not happen now. And I think that things have changed for the better,” he said. “There’s way less tolerance for disrespectful, marginalizing, bullying, any oppressive behavior. There’s zero tolerance for it now and people will speak out, and I think that’s great.” – Source
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