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Old 08-29-2013, 03:58 PM   #711
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Default Re: Hugh Jackman IS The Wolverine Thread

Here's the article: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...-a-list-609091

And the quote:

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In 2005, a 30-something actor on the precipice of superstardom began prepping for a lead feature role that required ample spotlight on his abs. The actor met with the film's trainer and outlined the performance-enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone (HGH), he already had been taking. The trainer, a firm believer that a chiseled physique should be achieved naturally, recused himself from working with the actor.

"He told me that HGH made him feel like nothing else ever made him feel," recalls the trainer, who declined to be identified out of respect for trainer/trainee confidentiality. "He was basically addicted. I told him to find another trainer. He did."
The Wolverine was filmed last year. X3 was filmed in 2005...where I think he went shirtless once, which is when he was getting his skin blasted off by Jean. Not much of an "ample spotlight". And he already got bulked up for the previous two movies, so he wasn't new to training in 2005.

This is the part that sounds like it might be a reference to Hugh, although it's assumption on the trainer's part:

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As Hollywood struggles to groom a new generation of box-office draws, the 40-plus male star remains at the top of studio wish lists and is expected to doff his shirt like he did a decade or two ago. In fact, the shirtless shot has become de rigueur for tentpole campaigns. The trouble is that six-pack abs are difficult to maintain after the age of 40, "unless you are extremely genetically gifted," notes Hill, who points to the well-showcased frame of one 40-something leading man in a recent studio film as not plausible without a cycle or two of steroids.

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