Video: Despite being Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, the real star of Logan turned out to be Dafne Keen. Finding a very young actress to not only share a screen with Jackman, but sometimes outshine him, sounds like a nearly impossible task. But after you see this clip of Keen’s audition, you’ll realise casting her must have been a very easy choice for director James Mangold.
Dafne Keen in Logan. Image:Fox.
Entertainment Weekly posted the clip of the audition, which co-star Patrick Stewart calls “one of the most extraordinary bits of audition tape he’s ever seen”. Check it out — although be warned, the language is definitely NSFW:
I didn’t expect to wake up and see Hugh Jackman curse out a young girl this morning but that’s what happened. And I’m pretty happy it did. You can instantly see why Mangold cast Keen. She isn’t just captivating, she’s confident and can hold her own with the star, even feeling good enough to punch him in the arm.
This clip, and others, will be on Logan when it comes to Blu-ray on June 7.