Hugh Jackman Says He Never Used Steroids for 'The Wolverine' Role

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Hugh Jackman Says He Never Used Steroids for 'The Wolverine' Role

Actor Hugh Jackman recently stated that he did not use steroids for his role in "The Wolverine" because he does not love his job so much that he would sacrifice his health for the role. Hugh Jackman is known for bulking up to play Wolverine, but he admitted to Chris Wallace during a recent interview on HBO's "Who's Talking to Chris Wallace" that he never resorted to steroids to transform into the character.

“No, I love my job. And I love Wolverine. I got to be careful what I say here, but I had been told anecdotally what the side effects are of that. And I was like, ‘I don’t love it that much." the actor replied.

"So no, I just did it the old-school way. And I tell you, I’ve eaten more chickens — I’m so sorry to all the vegans and vegetarians and to the chickens of the world. Literally, the karma is not good for me. If the deity has anything related to chickens, I’m in trouble”.

Jackman revealed:

“I had never read the comic book I got the part. I didn’t really know anything about… I didn’t, in Australia we don’t have wolverines. I didn’t know that was a real animal.

I’d never heard of a wolverine. "I thought it was a made-up animal. You know, like, he’s got man hands of steel, made up. And so I was passing as I was doing rehearsal at the IMAX, they had this documentary about wolves.

And I was like, perfect, because obviously I’m a wolf, part wolf. “So I went [to set] with all these wolf moves and I was doing these moves, and the director said, ‘What are you doing?' And I said, ‘Well, I was just thinking wolves are always looking like this because they’re actually smelling, they’ve got their nose to the ground.

"That’s why they’re looking like this all the time.’ And he goes, ‘What do you mean a wolf?’ And I said, ‘Well, you know, Wolverine — I’m part wolf so…’ and he goes, ‘No, you’re a wolverine.'

” Also, to prepare for this role, Jackman studied wolves. He will reprise the role of Wolverine in the upcoming Marvel's "Deadpool 3", which is scheduled to premiere in September 2024.