Hugh Jackman apologizes to vegans for 'old school' approach to beefing up to play Wolverine
| Last updated
Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox
While the actor is famous for his shredded physique, he admits he took the old-fashioned route to beefing up.
The Aussie star recently sat down for an interview on HBO’s Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace and he was asked if he had ever restored to artificial substances in preparation for Logan.
However, Jackman instantly shut down rumors, telling host Chris Wallace he was too wary of side effects.
He said: “I had been told anecdotally what the side effects are of that. And I was like, ‘I don’t love it that much'.
“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 also revealed that shortly after accepting the role of the mutant superhero, he regretfully studied wolves, believing the character to be part wolf - unaware the skunk bear actually existed.
He said: “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.”
Jackman had even adopted wolf-like mannerisms while in character during the early days of shooting the first film.
However, director Bryan Singer swiftly asked him what he was doing.
Jackman says he told the director: “‘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.'”
The 54-year-old will reprise the role for Deadpool 3, a shock announcement that sent the internet into a frenzy.
While the threequel will mark the 10th time the actor has played the role, he’s already begun the gruelling workout regimen to get him back into Wolverine shape.
He previously told Complex: “We have six months from when I finish [The Music Man] to when I started filming.
"And I’m not doing any other work. I’m going to be with my family and train. That’s going to be my job for six months.”
We have to hand it to Jackman; he's certainly committed to his craft.