Hugh Jackman Denies Using Steroids For “Wolverine” And He Also Had No Idea What A Wolverine Was

January 10, 2023 / Posted by:

If you need an actor with the type of range that goes from leaping through the air with prosthetic claws before doing a barrel roll into a glittery shimmy Hugh Jackman‘s your guy. Let’s not forget this is the same dude who gave convincing performances in both Wolverine AND The Boy From Oz. Hugh can do it all! But what he won’t do, according to him, is steroids. This has been a rumor following him since he got ripped to play Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, but not only does Hugh deny those claims, he also admitted that when he got the role, he didn’t know who, or what, a wolverine was.

According to Variety, in a recent interview during HBO’s Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? Hugh began discussing his origin story involving his casting as Wolverine, a role he will be reprising in the upcoming Deadpool 3. First and foremost, Hugh admits he had never read an X-Men comic book in his entire life. Knowing that made my comic nerd heart break into a million pieces because that’s blasphemy. However, it didn’t just stop there. Hugh also admits he didn’t know what a wolverine was, so one day, he watched a documentary about wolves and then showed up to set, thinking he would blow them away with his research. And it was an epic failure.

“So I went [to set] with all these wolf moves and I was doing these moves, and the director said, ‘What are you doing?’” Jackman continued. “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.’”

After tossing his copy of Little Red Riding Hood into the garbage because it would no longer aid his research, Hugh took his humiliation out in the gym, where he got completely ripped. Many thought he may have used steroids to achieve such sexy results, but Hugh admitted he got his jacked Jackman physique with hard work, dedication…and chicken.

“No, I love my job. And I love Wolverine,” Jackman said. “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.”

Fast forward to Hugh’s new career as a spokesman for either Popeye’s or KFC. Because this would be a perfect time for him to break out his stellar singing skills during a commercial where an employee asks if he likes his three-piece combo meal before Hugh breaks into the chorus of ‘Never Enough’ from The Greatest Showman. Oh mighty chicken deity PLEASE make this a reality soon!

Pic: 20th Century Fox

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