Hugh Jackman told how were the filming of his last scene as Wolverine in “Logan”. The moment the character dies to save Laura (Dafne Keen) was recorded “in a high-altitude location, with thunder echoing everywhere,” according to the actor.
“I was very involved at that moment. Luckily, I was working with a director I trusted, James Mangold,” he told Variety. “We were going to shoot a big action scene, but with the thunder this became impossible. Then he said, ‘Let’s record death.'”
‘I was scared.’ Are we going to shoot this now?’. He said, ‘Yes, I’m just going to put you and Dafne on the scene, we don’t need everyone around.’ I ended up agreeing. He knew what was best for me,” he said.
“Dafne was 11 years old (when we shot it). She was amazing on paper. After we shoot her part in two takes, James tells me, ‘Now let’s do one more with you, Hugh.’ And I said, ‘Really? I’m kind of…’. He interrupted me and said, ‘Man, relax, let’s stop the clocks. Don’t worry about anything. It’s the end of a journey of years for you,'” he said.
“He just let the cameras roll. He allowed me —not only as an actor, but as a person—to remember that moment the right way. It was a luxury I will never forget,” he added.
Jackman played Wolverine from “X-Men: The Movie” (2000), appearing in several other feature films in the franchise until 2017, when “Logan” was released. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.