Hugh Jackman’s recent interview has reignited the long-standing debate over his steroid use to bulk up for Wolverine. The Australian actor, who made his Hollywood debut with the 2000 film X-Men, has been playing the character for years. Fans of the Wolverine actor are eagerly waiting for his return to the big screen in Deadpool 3. However, things took a turn after the Chappie star claimed that he never used steroids to bulk up.
The Real Steel star was not as muscular at the time of his Hollywood debut. After he made his debut as Wolverine many Marvel comic fans were not satisfied and claimed that Wolverine’s appearance in movies is so much different than comics. However, he worked on his physique over the years and bulked up for his 2013 film The Wolverine.
Hugh Jackman’s Steroids Controversy
Many Hollywood actors are known to use steroids to bulk up and gain a muscular body. Hugh Jackman, who has been in the industry for more than two decades, has also faced such allegations after his physical transformation in his 2013 film, The Wolverine.
The discussion once again started after his recent appearance on Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace? During his appearance, the X-Men star shared that he will get back in shape to reprise his X-Men character in Deadpool 3. Jackman also shared that it would take him six months to achieve the set target.
When he was asked if he also relies on steroids to gain a muscular body, Hugh Jackman denied using them saying, “I had been told anecdotally what the side effects are of that. And I was like, ‘I don’t love it that much.'”
He also shared the diet and routine he follows to bulk up. However, not everyone believed his claims. People started calling out the Hollywood star for lying about gaining a muscular physique at his age. However, Jackman’s fans have taken on the responsibility to defend their favorite star as they come out to support him against the claims.
Fans Defend Hugh Jackman Against Steroids Claims
Although many have claimed that Hugh Jackman takes steroids to build up his muscles, his fans have denied all the claims and supported him. They started calling out people claiming that the Logan star uses steroids, as it would be impossible for a person at his age to have a muscular body.
The one on the right looks like it could be digitally altered. Lots of ways to do it that don't involve steroids.
— Brennan Leffler (@brennanleffler) January 10, 2023
He probably worked out very hard and was EXTREMELY dehydrated for the shoots he was shirtless.
— . (@C00LKID69) January 10, 2023
He’s not even that big. Just cut. He lost the weight.
— Charles Wolff (@CharlesLWolff3) January 10, 2023
Nah this isn't roids. It's dehydration plus a solid makeup team. The Rock…. That's roids
— jacob (@JCHERIAT) January 10, 2023
he has talked a number of times about how horrible it was to get dehydrated & that those shots were all in short bursts
— Lyn BW (@lynbw) January 10, 2023
It took him years to gain the physique..and even then said the process was too harsh to keep doing long term. what’s this train everyone is on saying that EVERYONE in the world that’s in good shape is on drugs??
— jboog (@JboogyE) January 10, 2023
Fans have come to his defense as they shared the time and effort it took for Jackman to gain the muscular body. People on social media have shared how he has been working on his physique since the release of the 2000 film X-Men and it took him more than a decade to get that buffed-up look.
Fans also claimed that this was one of the reasons he quit the Wolverine role as it required him to maintain the physique and follow a strict diet. They shared how Jackman followed Intermittent Fasting, which requires a person to fast for 16 hours a day.
The Prisoners star has also shared that he stopped drinking water 30 hours before the shoot started, which helped him to “lose ten pounds of water weight.” It helped him to lose fat and tone his muscles, especially for the shirtless scenes. Fans shared their arguments supporting The Prestige star.
Hugh Jackman is all set to reprise his character in the upcoming threequel of Deadpool, which will mark his and Ryan Reynolds’ MCU debut.
Deadpool 3 is set to release on 8 November 2024.