Hugh Jackman has opened up about turning down an offer to play James Bond.
The Wolverine actor revealed in 2011 that he had been approached to play 007 years ago, but ultimately chose to pass on the coveted role.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jackman explained why playing Bond could have hurt his career in the past.
"I thought it would box me in too much," Jackman explained to the publication.
He added: "My natural instinct is to keep as many doors open as possible."
Jackman previously said in December that he has changed his attitude towards Bond in recent years and would now be open to playing the spy.
"I will just wait. The thing about Daniel [Craig] is that he's, what, 62 now, isn't he? He's falling apart at the seams," Jackman teased. "So I just keep telling him, 'I'm ready, whenever you want to let him go'. The good thing is I also have a British passport."
Daniel Craig is expected to star in two more Bond films, with Skyfall director Sam Mendes also apparently close to agreeing to return for another movie.