TV Guide Online: What did you think the first time you watched Van Helsing?
Hugh Jackman: I was like, "Wow!" I had some idea what it might look like, but had no idea it was going to be such a nonstop roller-coaster ride.
TVGO: Do you enjoy scary movies?
Jackman: I was a big horror-movie fan as a kid, like Halloween and The Evil Dead. The skeleton in my closet is — I hate to say this, mate — I've seen all the Friday the 13th films. I haven't seen Freddy vs. Jason yet, so maybe I'm growing out of it.
TVGO: Will you be playing Wolverine again?
Jackman: There will be a third X-Men. They are working on a script right now.
TVGO: But are you the next James Bond?
Jackman: There is something very secretive about the way they cast that role, and I've never had an official call asking, "Are you interested or not?" But there's no guy I know who wouldn't want that role.
TVGO: I heard you gave Barbara Walters a lap dance during one Boy from Oz show.
Jackman: I did not — Peter Allen did that. At least, that's my defense. Matt Damon joined me, and she was a great sport about it.
TVGO: What are your favorite films?
Jackman: There are three movies I always go back to: Raiders of the Lost Ark, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Singin' in the Rain. As you can tell, I have very eclectic taste.
TVGO: The reviews on Van Helsing were mixed. Do critics ever bother you?
Jackman: Sometimes it hurts a little bit, but no one can be as harsh as some of my acting teachers back in school. I'm really critical of myself. I don't need a critic telling me I'm crap — I know when I'm crap, and believe me, I have been at times. [Laughs]