Hugh Jackman: '70% of the way you look is your diet'

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It takes 6,000 calories a day to look like Wolverine...

The Wolverine poster

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Hugh Jackman has revealed he eats 6,000 calories and works out for three hours a day to get in shape for Wolverine. Oh, and The Rock is his personal trainer.

It has taken Huge Jackman, sorry we mean Hugh, six months to bulk up for the role and he's looking forward to the day he can veg out with some pizza and ice cream.

Often pictured running or heading to the gym, Hugh says he worked out for three hours a day, 'I had a mentor, Dwayne Johnson, the Rock... [He told me] "You need six months to do this." He told me the diet - 6,000 calories - (and that) you have to train like no one else.'

Speaking to CNN, Jackman divulged what he eats on a day to day basis, 'It's six meals, with each meal having some kind of protein - chicken, steak, fish, eggs - a lot of it. Brown rice. If you're lucky enough, as you're bulking, you get brown rice or sweet potato.

And then in the last month, I cut all the carbs out, and then it's a lot of steamed veggies. It's pretty plain, there's no salt, very little seasoning.'

Jackman has been playing the role of Wolverine for 12 years, and he says in that time he has learnt a thing or two about getting in shape, 'When I started, I used to think, "You want to be bigger?...Train harder, train harder, train harder!" It's not not (that), it's the food. 70% of the way you look is your diet, 30% is your training. So if there's anything you've got to concentrate on, it's the food.'

The latest X-Men instalment, The Wolverine, is due out at the end of July.

Despite Jackman saying he enjoys the challenge of bulking up for the films, he can't wait for the last day of filming, so he can hit the buffet.

'Lasagne, ice cream, desserts, pizza ... All that stuff. [It's] So good. I love it so much. I eat pretty much everything.'

Hugh Jackman at a buffet. Can there be a sexier image?



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