In a new interview with The Graham Norton Show airing Friday, Hugh Jackman recalls the time he nearly chopped off his own penis while filming a scene for 2013’s The Wolverine. Explaining why he now chooses to film with plastic blades when playing his X-Men character, the Australian actor says he made the switch when he accidentally cut himself just inches away from his, um, manhood with his metal claws.
“I quite enjoyed [being naked] really. It’s a very freeing feeling,” he says, referring to a scene in which Wolverine had to strip down to fight. “There was a very intense first scene and I insisted on a closed set. I ran round the corner and all the female members of the crew were gathered there. I tried to cover myself and cut my inner thigh.”
“It was just the inner thigh thankfully,” he continues about the incident. “The metal claws had to go! You can’t have bits and pieces flying off!”
Whew! Because I’m sure — unlike Wolverine — Jackman lacks the ability to heal himself nor regenerate any severed manparts.