While the interview is scant on details about the film, Kitsch was happy to talk about the role as the mysterious Gambit, saying in the article, “I love that character, I love the powers, and I love what they did with him. I didn’t know that much [about Gambit], but in my experience, it was a blessing to go in and create my take on him. I’m excited for it, to say the least.”
In addition to his comparisons of Gambit to Tim Riggins — his character from “Friday Night Lights — (“Both have a lack of parenthood in their lives.”), Kitsch was also very eager to heap praise on his “Wolverine” co-star, Hugh Jackman (who reprises his role as the resident bad-ass of the X-Men, Wolverine), saying that he was a “huge influence” on the young actor’s life and that “[Jackman]’s incredibly disciplined and free. He’s just this person that’s so grounded and so open that you question whether it’s real or not. I’ve met nobody like him.”
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