Hugh Jackman Jokes About Surprise Big Mouth Role: ‘The Abs Were Nonnegotiable’

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Hugh Jackman is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood but also someone who would likely accept an invitation to go for a night on the tiles with anyone, so when he appeared in an episode of the animated Netflix series Big mouth as a talking, hairy penis it strangely didn’t seem like it was something out of the ordinary for the Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony award winner.

Having recently appeared in the serious if badly received sci-fi noir thriller Reminiscence, Hugh Jackman’s voice-over role in Big mouth‘s Season 5 episode “No Nut November” could not be more different, and the actor responded to someone commenting on the performance on his Twitter account.

If you ever wondered what Hugh Jackman would look like as a large, shaggy phallus – as we all surely must have at one time or another – then Big mouth has made it a reality, as the strange creation does bear some resemblance to the Greatest Showman star, with instantly recognizable hair style and even coming with its own set of abs. And apparently those abs were a big part of the role, as Jackman quipped in response to mention he was tagged in on Twitter.

“I don’t know how @NickKroll / @ BigMouthAndrew managed to convince @RealHughJackman to voice a penis in the new season of @BigMouth but bravo (bonus points for giving the penis abs) #BigMouth” Leon Sjogren said in his original post. In reply, Jackman said, “The abs were nonnegotiable.”

Of course, Jackman is always up for a laugh, even if he is best known for his action and musical roles, whether it be as Wolverine in the X Men series, Jean Valjean in the big screen adaptation of Les Miserables or his other big musical role as PT Barnum in The Greatest Showman. He has appeared in small comical roles in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Free guy, as well as the terrible Movie 43, which many critics and audiences noted was so bad that the actors really needed to have a good sense of humor to have gone anywhere near it. Then we have his online spat with best buddy Ryan Reynolds to consider, which has been going on for years now and shows no sign of ending any time soon.

When it comes to his comments about his latest unexpected appearance, it would not be surprising for the actor to have actually made sure that his animated, talking penis would have the abs of an Adonis considering he is very rarely seen on screen without a six pack on display. However, he will be returning to more serious roles in the near future, having recently completed filming on The Son, with Anthony Hopkins, and is a set to take the title role in Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari biopic. While he may be done with his time as Wolverine in the Marvel X Men Franchise, he has stated that he would consider a return to another former role in a sequel to his cult movie Real steel, which has been getting a lot of attention on Netflix recently, rejuvenating calls from fans for a follow up. You can catch Jackman’s performance in Big mouth now on Netflix. This news originated at ScreenRant.

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