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Hugh Jackman on his X-traordinary experience

Hugh Jackman says there are more Wolverine and X-Men movies in him but he grapples with ageing

Published on May 15, 2014 2:31 PM

Hugh Jackman showed up for the interview yesterday afternoon with small wounds on his nose.

"I had basal cell carcinoma, which is the most minor form of skin cancer. I had it taken out," he says.

He has said previously that being of English extraction and growing up in Australia, the threat of skin cancer is an everyday concern for him and other Australians of Northern European descent.

In the morning, he went to a local clinic to have the surgical stitches removed. The doctor opened the clinic for the 45-year-old actor at a very early hour of 6.30am.

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“I asked him why he wanted me, when Blink’s character is not Asian. He said that he just wanted someone who could wow the audience. I’m grateful to be given the chance.”

Fan Bingbing on how director Bryan Singer cast her for the role of Blink 20 minutes after meeting her

“Singapore is famous for its food, right? I had eggs and kaya toast. I think I had my yearly intake of butter this morning. It was fantastic.”

Hugh Jackman, who had breakfast at a Ya Kun Kaya Toast cafe in China Square

“We shot X-Men in Montreal, Canada, and I shot right up till the time I had to leave for Ireland to do Game Of Thrones. These are two massive projects, so it’s incredible that they are able to accommodate my schedule.”

Peter Dinklage, who also stars in the popular HBO series Game Of Thrones, on his schedule