The 38-year-old New Zealand actress has joined SiriusXM Jess Cagle’s show Wednesday and opened up about his close relationship with Jackman, 52, giving the actor props for some of the stunts and brutal conditions he endured while filming the X Men movies.
“Hugh was the person I was always closest to because I had all of my scenes with him,” Paquin told Cagle and co-host Julia Cunningham. “He’s still a lovely and gracious human being.”
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Paquin played Maria / Rogue in X-Men, X2 and X-Men: the last fight facing Jackman’s Logan / Wolverine between 2000 and 2006.
“He was really put to the test on the premiere and never complained,” she said. “It’s minus 40 [degrees] and he gets a building laid on his back over and over again. And still has all the time in the world to be a nice, normal person. “
The two appeared to have moved closer on set, Paquin recalling a case where she and The greatest showman the actor’s friendship has reached a new level.
“I did, at one point when we were doing the truck stuff at the very beginning he had his claws out but he’s also supposed to smoke a cigar so I had to get the cigar out of his teeth because that he couldn’t do it with his claws without causing personal damage. But what good are friends? “Paquin laughed.