If Julia Gillard could have found a handy time warp around Sydney’s Fox movie studios, she would have crawled into it.
There she was, surrounded – as she put it herself – with some ”incredibly groovy people”…and the grooviest of them all, Hugh Jackman, suddenly sprouted the political equivalent of deadly claws.
Hugh, chuckling that he and Julia had indulged in a little rehearsal for the new version of Wolverine, the movie that has made him world famous, declared that Ms Gillard was enormously talented at martial arts.
Actor Hugh Jackman (left) on the sound set of The Wolverine with Prime Minister Julia Gillard
As a slightly quizzical look crept across the prime minister’s happy face, Hugh blundered on that she was very good with ”the nunchakus” – weapons consisting of two solid pieces of wood joined by a chain that have the ability to do frightful damage to opponents.
”…And of, course,” he spouted, ”With the sword.”
What was supposed to be a morning of reflected glory suddenly turned to a scene from a disaster film for Ms Gillard. Kevin Rudd himself could hardly have uttered a deadlier line.
SWORD THAT STABBED KEVIN RUDD IN THE BACK
Had to be dragged away from Australia Day’s Drama Session where is her Logie for this..