Hugh Jackman turns down Bond Role


Hugh Jackman apparently was neither shaken nor stirred by the possibility of portraying James Bond. 




In a interview with a leading magazine, the actor mentioned he was set to do "X-Men 2" when his agent approached him about possibly starring as 007. 


"I just felt at the time that the scripts had become so far fetched and crazy, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real," Jackman said.


" And the response was: 'Oh, you don't get a say. You just have to sign on.' I was also worried that between Bond and 'X-Men,' I'd never have time to do different things."


Instead he went on to star in the "X-Men" sequel, which came out in 2003, and Daniel Craig took over the Bond franchise from Pierce Brosnan.


Jackman's next film "The Greatest Showman," is due in theaters December 20.