Hugh Jackman Denies Using Steroids to Build Wolverine's Body

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Ever since the podcast host and UFC commentator Joe Rogan started calling actors out for allegedly being on steroids, an eerie quiet has descended upon Hollywood. But despite the silence, questions about whether your favourite superhero is natty or not won't go away.

Now one actor – who to be honest had already been cleared by Rogan – has stuck his head above the parapet and denied using steroids for a role.

In an interview with journalist Chris Wallace for the HBO show ‘Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace’, Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman said that he had never resorted to taking steroids to transform into the character.

‘No, I love my job. And I love Wolverine,’ Jackman said (via Variety). ‘I've 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.’

Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in the upcoming third instalment of the Deadpool franchise, alongside his BFF and faux rival Ryan Reynolds.

In the same interview with Wallace, Jackman spoke about his process for getting into Wolverine shape and why chickens of the world should be afraid. Very afraid.

‘I’ve learned you can’t rush it. I’ve learned that it takes time,’ he said (via People). ‘So, we have six months from when I finish [Broadway’s 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. That’s going to be my job for six months.’

Jackman continued, ‘And I’m really fit right now. One thing about eight shows a week being on Broadway singing and dancing is I’m fit. So, I’m healthy. I have a good place to start. And apologies, chickens. Run a mile. Start running now because I’m coming for you.’

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