Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine diet has become one of the most famously copied diet methods of all time, at least in the celeb world, with Michael B. Jordan being a supporter of the Jackman method of getting into shape. During a recent talk show interview on The Graham Norton Show, Michael B. Jordan got to sit down with Hugh Jackman and praise his Wolverine physique as a “blueprint for actors”, to which Jackman comedically responded with “this is all CGI, this is all CGI”.
Jordan told both Jackman and the audience “that is the blueprint for actors, like, when we [actors] saw this [Hugh Jackman as Wolverine], every actor wanted to mimic what he [Jackman] did, and listening to his diet and his workout regiment, that, this is the blueprint”. Jordan proceeds to tell Jackman that he learned to dehydrate himself before shoots to appear leaner for shirtless scenes, which is something Jackman was famously known for doing when filming as Marvel’s Wolverine.
Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Diet Explained
Hugh Jackman’s diet and workout regime for Wolverine stemmed from intermittent fasting, also known as the 16:8 diet, which is when you only eat food within a specific 8-hour timeframe and then fast for the remaining 16 hours. However, Jackman has also said in the past that he would up his water intake when preparing for a shirtless Wolverine scene, and then cut out all liquids for a day or so to appear as lean as possible.
Jackman would also have to increase his calorie intake by thousands to help build up the muscle while going through intense workout regimes to achieve the ultimate physique for his X-Men role. Wolverine is famously known for being a buff, jacked-up, angry character in both the comics and the live-action universe, which Jackman perfectly demonstrated physically when portraying the character in all 9 appearances.
However, Jackman will be appearing for the 10th time as Wolverine for Marvel Studios’ Deadpool 3, starring alongside Ryan Reynolds which is currently set for a November 8 release in 2024. It has also been confirmed that Jackman has begun his workout and dieting regime for the role, with filming also announced to be starting sometime this summer.
Intermittent fasting (16:8 Diet) and/ or dehydrating yourself is not recommended unless you are being guided by professionals and have spoken to your doctor beforehand.
Watch The Full Clip
You can watch the full clip below, thanks to the official YouTube channel for The Graham Norton Show.