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08th Mar 2023

Hugh Jackman shares his 8,000 calorie a day diet for Wolverine return


By Jack Peat.

He has to wolf down six huge meals a day

Hugh Jackman has shared his frankly ridiculous diet as he gears up for his latest role as Wolverine in the upcoming “Deadpool 3” film.

The X-Men star shared a photo on Twitter of the ultra-calorie-heavy meals he’s been tasked with wolfing down as he reprises his role as Wolverine in the third instalment of the “Deadpool” franchise.

The film, due to be released next year, will feature a weary Wolverine who finds himself recovering from his injuries when he comes across a loudmouth Deadpool who has time-travelled forward to heal his pal in the hope of befriending him and talking down a common foe.

But the role requires an immense physical transformation to perform.

Hugh Jackman’s diet for Wolverine return.

Taking to Twitter on Monday, Jackman shared a photo of the no less than SIX meals he has to consume every day with the caption:

“Bulking. A day in the life. Thank you, Chef Mario, for helping me stay healthy and properly fed whilst … Becoming. Wolverine. Again.”

The protein-packed meals included two chicken burgers with sweet potatoes, two servings of noodles with grass-fed top sirloin and two fish meals: black bass and Patagonia salmon.

Speaking to Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show” in January, Jackman shared that he was working his way up to eating 6,000 calories a day ahead of his return to the role.

“I’m building up. I’m on about 4,500-5,000 calories at the moment,” Jackman, who was starring in “The Music Man” on Broadway at the time, said.

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“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.”

Earlier that month, he also got candid with CNN’s Chris Wallace about the heavy preparation work required to get his physique in superhero shape.

During an appearance on “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” Jackman said: “I’ve learned you can’t rush it. I’ve learned that it takes time.”

He continued, “So we have six months from when I finish [’The Music Man’] to when I start filming, and I’m not doing any other work, I’m going to be with my family and train.”

Jackman added, “That’s going to be my job for six months.”

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