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Jackman’s ‘X-Men strut’

Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender made a mutant version of the Robin Thicke video on the set of X-Men.

The leading man reprises his role as Wolverine in the new X-Men: Days Of Future Past, opposite Michael Fassbender as Magneto.

And Hugh revealed the pair had an exhilarating time on set thanks to the pop hit.

“We’d strut about,” Hugh mused to UK newspaper The Sun.

“I used to play the song in between takes on the X-Men set. It was a lot of fun. Everyone would just go into character and we’d be strutting around. It was identical to the video but we’d be mutants.”

The beloved star also revealed Michael was “particularly enamoured” by the video for Robin’s hit, which famously featured nearly nude models gallivanting around the pop star, rapper T.I. and Pharrell.

“He was very taken,” Hugh shared.

The actor revealed even James McAvoy joined them while dressed up as Charles Xavier. James was apparently prancing around right next to them, adding his vocals to the tune.

“I didn’t need to take the high bits. You’d be surprised what talented singers Michael and James are. They could get up there,” Hugh laughed, adding, “Michael, James and I. That’s a Scot, an Irishman and an Aussie... there is no greater team.”

The new X-Men film, directed by Bryan Singer, also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellan, Halle Berry and Patrick Stewart.

The feature is slated for US release next month.

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