Hugh Jackman puzzled by all his success

Hugh Jackman although grateful for his success he calls it a "mystery" (Photo: BangShowBiz)
Hugh Jackman although grateful for his success he calls it a “mystery” (Photo: BangShowBiz)

‘Pan’ leading man Hugh Jackman says he considers his career success to be a “mystery”.

The 46-year-old star, who’s appeared in a string of box-office successes admitted “good fortune” and “fate” have played a central part in his rise.

Speaking at Claridge’s hotel in London earlier today to promote his new movie ‘Pan’, Hugh told BANG Showbiz: “A lot of [career success] is a mystery. In hindsight I can look back and for something like ‘Wolverine’, another actor was cast and I’d auditioned and I didn’t get the part.”

Jackman secured the iconic role of Wolverine in 1999 after Dougray Scott was unable to take up the part, saying…“The other actor ended up being injured and stuck on a film and I happened to be in Los Angeles at the time actually organizing things around the adoption of my son. 

“I can look back and go, maybe it’s fate or something in there. Or call it luck whatever you want. Of course there are moments like that for all of us in life, good and bad. I suppose as an actor the only thing you control is working hard, having a lot of fun and if you do have a chance, making the most of it.”

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