Australian Hollywood star Hugh Jackman (54) first slipped into the role of Marvel comic book character Wolverine in 2000 for the film "X-Men". Eight more superhero flicks followed, leaving their mark on his body. In an episode of the BBC program "Front Row" he now told about the damage caused by the Canadian mutant.
"My falsetto voice isn't as strong as it used to be, and I attribute that directly to the growling and screaming," Jackman said. "My singing teacher in drama school would have been appalled by some of the things I did as Wolverine," says Jackman.
When not performing his iconic action role, the 'The Greatest Showman' star is also known for his singing and dancing roles on Broadway, including 'Oklahoma!', 'A Steady Rain', 'The River' and ' The Music Man", where a strong voice is important. Jackman therefore added that he is working on improving his voice for future projects.
"We learned the technique in school of how to yell and how to yell without ruining your voice. However, with Wolverine, I did yell and yell and do things that damaged my voice, which I'm working on," he said . "I work with a singing teacher and make sure I don't hurt myself. And I put a lot of effort into both the physical movement and the vocal preparation for each role."
The last time fans saw Jackman as Wolverine was in 2017's "Logan: The Wolverine." But the actor will reprise his role in the upcoming movie 'Deadpool 3' starring Ryan Reynolds (46) in the title role, directed by Shawn Levy (b. 1967). Last year, Reynolds revealed that Deadpool 3 will hit theaters on September 6, 2024.