Peppering Jackman with questions that he warned may have been written before he saw the new film, Reynolds asked, “Did you guys get any notes from the studio to maybe sew Eddie’s mouth shut and make lasers shoot from his eyes?”
“Y’know, I didn’t,” replied a straight-faced Jackman, “but I thought it’d be a great idea. As a story it totally makes sense.”
Reynolds also opened up the interview to fan questions, including one from “Bryan Bleynolds” of Vancouver, who asked, “Hugh, I heard that on ‘X-Men: Wolverine’ you had specially designed lifts put in your shoes so you’d appear taller than one of your co-stars. Is this true, or just a silly fact?”
“It’s true,” Jackman deadpanned, “I did, but it was a story reason — everything in that movie was about story and character.”
Watch the full video below. “Eddie the Eagle,” starring Jackman and Taron Egerton, opens Feb. 26.