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Hugh Jackman shares his excitement for his new film Reminiscence and takes dig at Ryan Reynolds

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Hugh Jackman shares his excitement for his new film Reminiscence and takes dig at Ryan Reynolds

He’s been doing the publicity rounds for his latest film Reminiscence.

And on Saturday, Hugh Jackman made a special appearance on Sunrise to talk about the sci-fi thriller and the ‘mindset’ of his character Nick Bannister.   

The 52-year-old actor began by commending interviewer Jason Davis for getting ‘up at 7am’ to discuss the movie with him over Zoom.

Cheeky! On Saturday, Hugh Jackman shared his excitement for his new film Reminiscence during a TV interview - before taking a cheeky dig at pal Ryan Reynolds

Cheeky! On Saturday, Hugh Jackman shared his excitement for his new film Reminiscence during a TV interview - before taking a cheeky dig at pal Ryan Reynolds

Cheeky! On Saturday, Hugh Jackman shared his excitement for his new film Reminiscence during a TV interview – before taking a cheeky dig at pal Ryan Reynolds

‘We do it for our Hugh,’ responded Jason. 

‘As long as you don’t do it for Ryan Reynolds,’ Hugh said jokingly in a cheeky quip. ‘I don’t care if he’s from the Commonwealth, whatever, screw him.’ 

His friendly rivalry with Ryan, alongside whom he starred in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, has been going on for five years. 

The X-Men star then elaborated on the ‘head space’ of his character, who is a private investigator and former army veteran who helps his clients recover their lost memories in a future war-torn Miami.

‘I did look a lot into (the) PTSD of war veterans because there’s a big part of the movie, of his backstory, he was in active duty for four years,’ Hugh said. 

‘So, this Humphrey Bogart, impenetrable, silent, stoic, tough, exterior guy is born of that,’ he added.  

Hugh’s character, Nick Bannister, begins a passionate love affair in the movie with the mysterious Mae, portrayed by actress Rebecca Ferguson.

However, when a different client’s memories involve Mae in a string of violent crimes, Nick must venture through a dark past to unravel the truth about his lover. 

The movie is directed by screenwriter Lisa Joy, who states on Sunrise that she wouldn’t have signed on to direct if Hugh didn’t play the lead.  

It’s the Wolverine actor’s first major film role since the 2019 HBO crime-drama Bad Education.  

He recently said he was fascinated by how his new film ‘kept going all over the place’, even if he didn’t consider the motion picture to be ‘cool’. 

Hugh told ComicBook.com: ‘I actually rang my agent 20 pages in saying, “I know this is not a very cool, like a poker movie to make, but I’m totally doing this movie”.

Speaking out: He recently said he was fascinated by how his new film 'kept going all over the place', even if he didn't consider the motion picture to be 'cool'

Speaking out: He recently said he was fascinated by how his new film 'kept going all over the place', even if he didn't consider the motion picture to be 'cool'

Speaking out: He recently said he was fascinated by how his new film ‘kept going all over the place’, even if he didn’t consider the motion picture to be ‘cool’

‘I’d hear about, I’d seen some pictures. She’d told me through the world of the film, but not the whole story. And I thought the movie in the first 10, 15 pages was, I’d say it’s a genre film. I understand. I’m playing like a Sam Spade, Bogart-type character. Here we go.’  

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The X-Men star continued: ‘And then I’m like, “Oh, hang on. Oh, oh, that’s cool. Oh no, it’s sci-fi. Oh, it’s a romance. No, it’s a thriller!” And it kept going all over the place. And it’s just so unique and different. And I love that for audiences. And for me, it was a screaming “Yes”, an easy one.’

Hugh had to fight underwater in Lisa Joy’s movie and admits that he ‘learned a lot’ from the challenging scenes.  

Hugh is also known for roles including The Greatest Showman and X-Men. 

Leading man: Hugh is also known for roles including The Greatest Showman and X-Men

Leading man: Hugh is also known for roles including The Greatest Showman and X-Men

Leading man: Hugh is also known for roles including The Greatest Showman and X-Men

Hugh Jackman shares his excitement for his new film Reminiscence and takes dig at Ryan Reynolds

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