Ok, so the thread is now 3 days late but I was reading Maxim and he was talking about it in an interview. I transcribed that portion of the interview...
Where were you when you found out you got the role of the Beast in X-men 3?In case you missed it...
I was down at Disneyland doing this promotional thing for their 50th-anniversary celebration--it was the same time I fell off that stage. The bruise ran the length of my quadricepts, from the middle of my butt cheek down to the top of my knee. There was one on the inside of my other leg, too. I got beat up.
Yeah, that video is still a crowd-pleaser at work.
Well, Disneyland is very nice to me now. But I still have an indentation [points to hip] right here a year later. So it was a pretty severe wound. It was painful, so I didn't have time to think about whether it was embarrassing or not. Besides, every great theater actor has a tale of falling off the stage.
Seems Disney has had a very lasting impression on him but he doesn't seem to hold any hard feelings. The inteview is pretty interesting, I had no idea he had such an... interesting life.