— -- Saying goodbye to the “Wolverine” saga while watching “Logan” at the Berlin Film Festival proved emotional for Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman, who have become “such good friends,” Stewart said, in their 17 years of working on the films together.
“I was sitting alongside Hugh, and the movie was playing so beautifully, and we got to the last couple of minutes, which is very intense, very emotional, and I suddenly felt Hugh had taken my hand, and he was squeezing it,” Stewart, 76, said today on ABC News’ “Good Morning America.”
“And then I saw him just do this [wiping an eye], and I thought, ‘If Hugh Jackman can wipe away a tear, I can wipe away a tear.’ As the credits rolled, I realized, you know, there is no better way to say goodbye to this than at this moment with a film like this, because it is so beautiful,” Stewart said.
Stewart, who reprises his role as Professor X in the latest X-Men movie, said that when they started shooting the first film, “there was no Hugh Jackman.”
“He was cast after we were already underway,” said Stewart. “And we didn’t know that there would be a future for that wonderful Marvel comic book, and here we are 17 years later.”
Even though the Wolverine films are coming to an end, Stewart said he won’t miss Jackman because the two of them are already talking about working on a new project together, “which might even be here in New York,” he teased.
Stewart wouldn’t divulge details but said that when he can say more, “GMA” will “be the first to know.”
“Logan” hits theaters Friday.
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