The actors ran into each other before filming started at the opening of Fox Studios in Sydney.
“He [Dougray] came up afterwards and I said, 'Mate, I'm really sorry',” Jackman revealed.
“And he said, 'Mate, it's nothing to do with you. That is an awesome role, go and crush it. You’re going to be great’. I always thought he was a class act.”
Don’t feel too bad for Scott. When asked on a red-carpet last year, he admitted he’d turned the role down three times because he “didn't want to do it”.
“The movie I was doing at the time just overran by so much that I couldn't do it in the end,” he said. “So that was the story with Wolverine. I never think about it to be honest with you.”
We bet he does a little bit.
This article originally appeared on Men's Health UK