The Rock helps Hugh Jackman get into shape
Jul 12, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
Access Hollywood has a story online how actor Hugh Jackman enlisted the
help of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to get in shape for his upcoming movie
The Wolverine. The story notes that Jackman built his body up for his
previous movies however this time around he was doing another movie, Les
Miserables, which required him to drop a large amount of weight. The
Wolverine started filming immediately afterward and Jackman thought
there’s no one better than the former WWE champ to help him get in shape.
“First of all, he said, ‘When you’re lean-ing down, still keep your
strength. You can still go in and push weights, so that as soon as you
start eating again you’ll go back quickly’. But, he said, ‘You gotta eat
6,000 calories a day, you’ve gotta train three hours,'” Jackman recounted.
Jackman said that he exchanged phone calls with The Rock during the whole
process and one time he called Johnson who was in the trailer himself
waiting to go on set to film scenes for one of his movies. “In the
background someone knocked on his trailer door and he goes, ‘Hang on a
second!’ He opens it up, he goes, ‘I’m talking to Wolverine, you tell them
on set they can wait,'” he laughed.
(thanks to Colin Vassallo)