Hugh Jackman Tore Broadway Costumes While Bulking up to Play Wolverine


  • Hugh Jackman said he accidentally tore some of his “Music Man” costumes while bulking up to play Wolverine. 
  • He admitted he’s ripped two pair of pants since starting to gain weight to reprise the role.
  • “Apologies to the entire cast of ‘The Music Man,’ and in particular my dresser and my wife,” Jackman told Variety.

Hugh Jackman has been facing some wardrobe malfunctions while he stars in “The Music Man” on Broadway as he simultaneously bulks up to return as Wolverine in “Deadpool 3.” 

“Apologies to the entire cast of ‘The Music Man,’ and in particular my dresser and my wife — all the protein shakes are starting to kick in fast,” Jackman told Variety.

He’s set to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool 3,” making a long-awaited return as Wolverine. Despite burning 1,500 calories a night as he tap dances on stage opposite Sutton Foster, he said he has already begun the process of gaining weight for his next role. 

Jackman told Variety that his costumes for “The Music Man” have been let out twice already, having had Velcro added to accommodate his rapid changes in size. 

“The other night, I could hear the Velcro go creaking and actually popped open,” Jackman said. “I’ve split two pairs of pants.”

One night backstage, after noticing a rather large tear in his pants, Jackman said there was a mad rush to get him a new pair. 

“It was an 18-inch tear,” he told Variety. “I had about two minutes. I said to the stage manager, ‘New pair of pants!’ I had my pants around my ankles. I thought, if my dresser doesn’t get here in time, it’s better to go on in split pants than no pants. Then I saw him running from stage right to stage left, top speed. We made it just in time.”

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