Clumsy X-MEN star Hugh Jackman accidentally broke an extra's hand on the set of his latest film Van Helsing.

The Australian actor plays the legendary monster hunter alongside English rose Kate Beckinsale in the horror adventure, which is set to hit cinemas in May (04).

The 35-year-old hunk says, "I broke an extra's hand on this thing. I was getting lifted and propelled and couldn't stop.

"I put my hand out and felt this guy crumple in front of me.

"I found out later he'd been running away. He thought I was going to fire him - for getting in the star's way."

26/03/2004 14:15