Hugh Jackman speaks out on steroid speculation

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine (source: Fox)

Hugh Jackman said he never used steroids to become Wolverine (Fox)

Hugh Jackman said that he did not use steroids to achieve his muscular body for the role of Wolverine, but simply ate a lot of chicken.

The X-Men star has been confirmed to reprise the role Deadpool 3 – became famous as a muscular mutant whom he played for 17 years, appearing in nine Fox films as a comic book anti-hero before being killed off in the 2017 film Logan.

Jackman, 54, was asked on HBO’s Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace if he ever took steroids to get in shape for the role.

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He said, “No, I love my job. And I love Wolverine. I have to be careful what I say here, but I’ve been told anecdotally what the side effects of this are. And I was like, “I don’t love it that much.”

Hugh Jackman attends the 30th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival on October 9, 2022 in East Hampton, New York.  (Photo: Sean Zanni/Getty Images for the Hamptons International Film Festival)

Hugh Jackman said he achieved his Wolverine physique by eating a lot of chicken. (Getty Images for the Hamptons International Film Festival)

“So no, I just did it the old way. And I’m telling you, I ate more chicken – I’m sorry to all vegans and vegetarians and chickens in the world. Literally karma is not good for me. If the deity has anything to do with chickens, I’m in trouble.

The Australian Broadway star also confessed his embarrassment in the first X-Men movie after studying wolves while trying to get into the role.

Jackman revealed, “I never read the comic book where I got the role. I didn’t really know anything about… I didn’t know, we don’t have wolverines in Australia. I didn’t know it was a real animal. I’ve never heard of a wolverine. I thought it was an imaginary animal. You know, he has hands of steel, made up. And so I passed, when I was rehearsing in Imax, this documentary about wolves was playing. And I was like, perfect, because of course I’m a wolf, part wolf.

Hugh Jackman topless as Wolverine.

Hugh Jackman played Wolverine for 17 years in nine X-Men films. (fox)

“So I went [to set] with all these wolf moves and I was doing these moves and the director said, “What are you doing?” I said, “Well, I thought wolves always look like that because they really smell, their noses are down to the ground.” That’s why they always look like this. And he says, “What do you mean wolf?” And I said, “You know, Wolverine – I’m part wolf, so…” and he was like, “No, you’re a wolverine.”Read more: X-Men fans are divided on Hugh Jackman’s return to the role of Wolverine in Deadpool 3

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Ryan Reynolds revealed last year that Jackman will make his MCU debut as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, which is scheduled for September 6, 2024.

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