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Hugh Jackman: I have never taken steroids for Wolverine role
Photo: © ANP

Hugh Jackman: I have never taken steroids for Wolverine role

Hugh Jackman: I have never taken steroids for Wolverine role
Photo: © ANP

Hugh Jackman has denied ever taking steroids to prepare for his role as Wolverine.

The Australian actor has played Wolverine for over two decades, starting with X-Men and finishing with Logan, released in 2017.

Jackman is known for his hulking, ripped physique while playing the superhero. The bulging biceps and prominent veins on his arms have led many to speculate that he has perhaps taken performance-enhancing drugs in order to achieve the look, but he says the side-effects of drug-taking always put him off.

"No, I love my job. And I love Wolverine," he said on HBO's Who's Talking to Chris Wallace.

"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.'

"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."

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Jackman trained for six months for Deadpool 3

Late last year, comic book fans went into meltdown when Ryan Reynolds posted a video on social media confirming that Jackman would be coming out of Logan retirement to play the character one more time alongside Deadpool.

In Logan, the character died at the climax and it was assumed by everyone, including Jackman, that he was done with the role.

However, he was tempted back by his friend, Reynolds, which means he had to get back into superhero shape at the age of 54.

This week, set photos emerged of Reynolds and Jackman in their respective superhero outfits for Deadpool 3, which you can see below.


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