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Jerry Seinfeld indirectly convinced Hugh Jackman to retire his Wolverine character after 17 years, Jackman told Willem Dafoe during Variety‘s “Actors on Actors.”

When Jackman asked the famous comic how he decided to end his hit series “Seinfeld,” “He said, ‘I’ve always believed, you should never spend everything creatively because it’s almost herculean to start up again. You should always have something in the tank,'” Jackman recalled. “Leave the party before it gets too late kind of theory.”

Jackman decided on the way home from that dinner that his upcoming film, “Logan,” would be his final in that role. He then came up with the idea of treating the character as a human being (instead of a superhero) who’s lived a life of violence.

The seventh season of Variety’s “Actors on Actors,” presented by Google Home, will air from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. on PBS SoCal KOCE.

 

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