Hugh Jackman’s comradery with Ryan Reynolds is among the most famous friendships on the internet. But you may not be aware that he shares a very strong bond with another MCU star, i.e. Evangeline Lilly. Way before Ant-Man, she paired up with Hugh Jackman in 2011’s Real Steel. And since then, they shared a pretty strong bond. But what’s crazy about their friendship is how Hugh Jackman helped her with her pregnancy. Don’t worry… It isn’t what it sounds like!
Hugh Jackman – The Human Pregnancy Detector
Back in the day, Contact Music reported that Evangeline Lilly actually called The Wolverine actor her own personal ‘pregnancy test’ because Jackman helped her realize that she was going to be a mother pretty soon. Here’s what she had to say:
“Hugh Jackman was my life-size pregnancy test. When I was shooting my last scene in the film, I was about a month pregnant and I was 99% sure I was pregnant but I had just come back from Africa and I wasn’t sure if I was feeling sick because I had malaria or because I was pregnant.”
While this is good to know, you’d find the incident of Lilly’s realization even funnier.
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Lilly continued to describe what exactly went down with Mr. Jackman during rehearsal:
“I had to do this scene where I jump into Hugh’s arms, which is not a bad thing to do unless you’re a month pregnant…I run up to him and I leap up onto him and as I do so it feels like my stomach tears…it just felt like it ripped open. They were like, ‘Ok, that’s a great rehearsal, let’s do that again..’ It was really painful and at that moment I knew, I’m pregnant!”
Quite the story eh!!! Well, it would be nice to see if Jackman and Lilly were to reunite on another project and be part of some other crazy events like this one. Maybe it could happen in the MCU!
A Possible Jackman-Lilly Reunion in MCU?
Hugh Jackman is set to reprise his role as Logan in Deadpool 3, but we certainly don’t expect it to be his final outing as he should definitely return in Avengers: Secret Wars too. And that’s where the Wasp could also appear after Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (and even Avengers: The Kang Dynasty). So, an unexpected team-up between the Wasp and Wolverine would not only be surprising, but it’ll allow two friends to reunite on the set.
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Till then, let’s wait and see how Ant-Man 3 sets up the next two Avengers movies. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits theatres on February 17, 2023.