Hugh Jackman reveals the hardest part of getting into shape for DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE and it wasn’t the workouts

Hugh Jackman is back in the saddle as Wolverine, and although it’s been seven years since he suited up, the Oscar nominee says he’s pleased with how his body has responded to training at his age (55).

His co-star Ryan Reynolds also sang its praises in a recent interview with People, in which the pair talked about preparing to make the film and which parts were great versus which were more difficult.

Reynolds, 47, says he “couldn’t believe” the physicality he saw in Jackman.

“Just the absolute tirelessness with which you dedicated yourself to the acrobatics and choreography. It was the first time I saw how valuable a background in singing and dancing is when making an action film. You hit your targets in those fight scenes with speed and confidence, the likes of which I’ve never seen. I don’t care if you were 25, 35, 45 or 55. It was a bolt of lightning.

“Seeing you do what looked like a clinic of stunts was one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen in my life,” adds Reynolds as Jackman thanks him for the compliment.

Jackman admits that much of that physicality comes from working with the stunt coordinator Brian Smrzwhich introduced him to the idea of ​​dance training to be able to successfully execute action sequences.

He says he ultimately loved the process of that approach and learned to incorporate aspects of dance into his stunts, even as he got older.

Jackman admits, however, that one part of the process he always had trouble with was becoming Wolverine.

“When I got back to it, it was really fun and I was thrilled. My body was a little sore at first, but I was thrilled that my body was still responding. And I realized how good it is for the brain. But the hardest part…the food. I have to eat a lot. For me, for my body type, I am naturally slim. Getting the size is the hardest part. This is the part that bothers me.

Reynolds added: “Yes, the five, six meals a day, which sounds great to some people. I’m sure they’ll say, “Well, that sounds great.” But it’s not the kind of food you’ll really enjoy.”

Reynolds went on to joke that despite their 17-year friendship, seeing Jackman’s athleticism on set was both impressive and intimidating.

“I noticed in the movie we were changing things pretty quickly and saying, ‘Okay, let’s try this and that.’ And especially the physicality – that skill and the dancing and that background – are really important because you were doing things that I was convinced that when you came at me a couple of times, there was no way this guy was going to throw his punch,” he says with a laugh. “I’m going to be beheaded by Hugh Jackman, and that’s going to be his damn cross to bear, not mine. When Hugh Jackman comes at you at 150 Australian miles an hour, you feel like there’s no way you won’t.” die in four seconds,” Reynolds jokes. “And I’ll never forget it. And thank God I’m wearing a mask, because under the mask my face says, ‘Oh God!'”

It sounds like Jackman and Reynolds had a lot of fun making this movie, and I have a feeling we’re going to have a lot of fun watching it. Deadpool and Wolverine will be released in theaters on July 26.

by Jessica Fisher
Source: Geek Tyrant

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