Logan crew jealous of Sir Patrick Stewart

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 March 2017
Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart says the 'Logan' crew were jealous when he was carried around by hunky co-star Hugh Jackman

Sir Patrick Stewart left the 'Logan' crew jealous when he was carried around by Hugh Jackman.

The 76-year-old actor's wheelchair bound character Professor Charles Xavier had to be carried up flights of stairs by Hugh's Wolverine in the new movie and Patrick admitted many of the people who worked with them on the shoot were extremely envious.

He told USA Today: "There were numerous envious glances in my direction by certain members of the crew.

"I think that is one thing I shall have on my CV in the future -- a Knight of the Realm and also the distinction of being carried in the arms of Hugh Jackman all around the Deep South of the United States. I look on it as a significant distinction."

And Patrick praised Hugh's strength as the star lugged him around the film set.

He said: "There was one moment where he had to pick me up off the floor and all of this is done in one shot. And I am glad to assure you, and the world at large, that I was never ever in any peril. Even when he was carrying me quickly up and down deep flights of stairs."

Meanwhile, Hugh, 48, says 'Logan' is his final appearance as Wolverine and he's "loving" being able to enjoy fatty foods again now that he doesn't have to keep in shape for the role.

He said: "Now I'm eating and loving it. Sometimes waking up at two in the morning just to have breakfast cereal, and then go back to bed. With it still in my lap.

"It's sort of unbelievable to me, what I did for 17 years. The first one, I thought you could get into shape in three weeks. The director pushed all the 'shirt off' scenes to the very end. You stop drinking water about 30 hours before you shoot. You lose ten pounds of water weight."

And it isn't just Hugh who's happy he's no longer under pressure to stay slim, as his wife Deborra-Lee Furness is pleased he will no longer look better than her.

Hugh said recently: "I think she's just happy I'm off that diet. She said, 'You've got to understand that your job as a husband is not to be in shape and make me look good."

And he revealed his wife didn't even want him to audition for Wolverine in the first place.

He recalled: "She told me, 'Hugh, you were at the National Theatre with Sir Trevor Nunn, you cannot have claws coming out of your hands, this is ridiculous'."

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