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“Distance between cast and crew is wrong. Everyone’s to be treated equally”: Logan Star Dafne Keen Reveals Hugh Jackman Knew Every Crew Member By Name, Bought Them Lottery Tickets Every Week

Hugh Jackman Knew Every Crew Member By Name, Bought Them Lottery Tickets Every Week

The fandom knows about the rare handful of Hollywood stars who still harbor humility like no other. Keanu Reeves tops that list, of course, but Hugh Jackman comes a close second. The social fame surrounding the Wolverine actor may have grown infinitely expansive after his rise as an X-Men, but the show of respect that was displayed toward everyone by the Logan actor on his daily visits to the sets of his 2017 film inspired and influenced his younger co-star, Dafne Keen. The latter now reveals the bits of life lessons that Hugh Jackman handed out to her as the two worked side by side on the X-Men veteran’s farewell feature.

Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen in Logan (2017)
Logan (2017)

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Dafne Keen Talks About Hugh Jackman’s On-Set Presence

Dafne Keen, in 2017’s Logan (adapted heavily from the Old Man Logan comic issue), plays Laura Kinney — a weaponized mutant X-23 who had been created using Logan’s DNA as part of a project that subjugated children to experimental programming after the near extinction of mutants from the X-Men universe. Fearful of being caught trying to escape, Logan reluctantly offers his help to X-23 and her mother in their passage to Eden, a safe harbor for remaining mutants in the world. The journey they undertake is one marked by deaths, tragedy, and immense loss as Logan faces the most challenging fight of his life – a mission to protect his own daughter.

Dafne Keen
Dafne Keen

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While on the set of James Mangold’s film, Dafne Keen who observed and learned the ropes from the X-Men veteran, Hugh Jackman, made a mental note to preserve the knowledge imparted by him like hoards of treasure. The young actress later recalled how Jackman would walk onto the set and blend in with the crew and the crowd without qualms.

“Hugh Jackman was so great as the number one on set at teaching me how to treat crew. He was the most brilliant person with the crew, he taught me how the distance between cast and crew is wrong and that everyone is to be treated equally. He was close with everyone from the crew, he knew everyone’s names and would get people lottery tickets each week. I learnt the ropes from him and feel very lucky to have been taught that by him.”

It is not a fact less known about The Wolverine actor that he is as humble as they come. Hugh Jackman’s social and onscreen presence over the years has only proven the fact to its irrefutable core. Waiting to usher in the X-Men to the mainstream MCU, the Australian actor has now answered fan prayers with his promise to don the claws one more time in the 2024 film, Deadpool 3.

The Future Holds Little Promise of X-23’s MCU Arrival

Time and again the fans demanded that X-23 played by Dafne Keen be the ultimate manifestation of Wolverine’s legacy. The actress has not only portrayed the mutant perfectly but added all the volatile anger and subdued pain that defines the tragic history of a worthy Wolverine. Adding on to the fact that she is biologically Wolverine’s daughter, Dafne Keen’s character in the Foxverse is essential for the future of the MCU and the necessity of Wolverine, or a version of him, in it.

Dafne Keen in Logan
Dafne Keen as X-23 in Logan

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But as hopeful as the young actress has been about her MCU calling, it looks like the universe holds no place for X-23 yet, not at least until Secret Wars is complete. The plans beyond MCU Phase Six have a high likelihood of focusing on rebooting the X-Men franchise since that is the only major superhero force that hasn’t found a narrative dedicated to them. In light of such an event, Dafne Keen’s X-23 may serve as a focal point for the rebuilding of the now-decimated X-Men.

Logan is now available for streaming on Disney+.

Source: Marie Claire UK

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.