Hugh Jackman shares intense diet to get ready for Wolverine role

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8 Mar 2023, 11:09

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If you've ever wanted to look buff like Wolverine, Hugh Jackman has given us all a peek at his strict diet he uses to prepare.

He's getting ready to star in Deadpool 3 as his Wolverine role, and he has shared his diet with fans.

Hugh tweeted the picture of his diet with fans, and they can't believe what he's eating.

He wrote: "Bulking. A day in the life. Thank you Chef Mario for helping me stay healthy and properly fed whilst .. Becoming. Wolverine. Again."

The pictures feature six individually packaged meals with labels saying what's inside.

So what does it take to be Wolverine?

He has black bass with veggie rice and herb sauce, Patagonia Chinook salmon with potatoes, two chicken burgers with sweet potatoes, and two grass-fed sirloin with noodle dishes.

Fans replied praising the pictures, with one writing "yes lad!"

"I love this transformation for so many reasons," said another.

"The Incredible Bulk!" joked one.

"I don't envy you but I'm excited to see the onscreen results!" added one fan.

Jackman and co-star Ryan Reynolds have been trolling each other over their efforts.

Ryan posted a photo of him holding two 60-pound barbells in each hand, joking: "I'm not training for Deadpool. I'm training to spend several months with @thehughjackman — who's not as nice as everyone thinks."

Jackman replied: "He's only 46. I'm older. But it's not a competition."

He explained on The Late Show: "I'm building up. I'm on about 4,500-5,000 calories at the moment,"

He continued: "I wore a heart rate monitor [for 'The Music Man'] because my trainer said, 'I need to know what I'm working with here, because I'm trying to bulk you up.' I burned 1,500 calories in the show, eight times a week. So she goes: 'Oh, you gotta eat.' So I was eating 4,500 calories a day, it was not pretty. Now I'm just eating and training."

Deadpool 3 is slated to be in cinemas on Nov. 8, 2024.