Hugh Jackman reveals brush with castration during ‘X Men: Days Of Future Past’ filming

Wolverine actor almost caused permanent damage with character's steel claws during nude scene

Hugh Jackman has claimed that he almost cut off his own penis after filming a nude scene in X Men: Days Of Future Past.

The actor makes the revelation during an interview on The Graham Norton Show which airs on BBC1 tonight (May 2). The Mirror reports that Jackman came close to damaging himself while filming a nude scene for the new movie on a closed set.

“There was a very intense first scene and I insisted on a closed set,” Jackman says, appearing alongside co-stars Michael Fassbender (pictured right) and James McAvoy. “I ran around the corner and all the female members of the crew were gathered there.”

The Wolverine actor explains how the character’s trademark steel claws: “I tried to cover myself and cut my inner thigh. It was just the inner thigh, thankfully. The metal claws had to go-you can’t have bits and pieces flying off.”

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is directed by Brian Singer, who also produced and wrote 2011’s First Class. Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin and Ellen Page all confirmed to appear. The film will be released on May 22 in the UK.