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by Amanda Just
Categories: Entertainment, Film/TV, Vegan
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Hugh Jackman has not only been portraying Wolverine, but he’s been eating like Wolverine, too. Now he wants to make a big change… and an apology.

Jackman will be gracing the cover of Men’s Health Magazine for their August 2013 issue. In his featured interview, he discusses his work-out routine and diet to get into Wolverine shape. He sounds thankful that it’s ending.

“I eat one steak a day, minimum,” Jackman tells Men’s Health. “Now I don’t know any doctors recommending a 12oz steak every day. I’m pretty sure that’s not good. And my carbon footprint is disgusting.” 

All that steak put him over the edge and now he’s ready for a break, confessing, “…I think after this film I need to be vegan for a while, just as my way of giving back to the animals.”

Maybe when the film wraps up, Jackman can kick back and watch the inspiring documentary Forks Over Knives, read Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness (written by vegan bodybuilder, Robert Cheeke), flip through the latest issue of Vegan Health and Fitness magazine, and check out some amazing videos of the vegan bodybuilders of Vegan Calisthen-X. Because clearly, animal protein is not necessary for a Wolverine-style physique.

Kudos to Jackman for honestly sharing his feelings and being in tune with animals and the environment and how they’re connected with what we eat. Hopefully he really will go vegan, and hopefully it will be for longer than “a while.”

Photo credit: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com

About Amanda Just

Amanda Just is a longtime vegan who loves to promote compassionate living in fun, creative ways. As a writer, she has contributed to This Dish Is Veg, ForksOverKnives.com, and many other blogs, websites, and newsletters. As an activist, she champions many causes, from veganism and animal rights to environmental protection and human rights. Amanda resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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  • Jordana

    I think this is an absolutely incredible move for Hugh. We need more influential people spreading the voice of love and compassion in veganism, and help the world see how great this lifestyle is. Not only for the animals but the environmental, taste and health benefits too.

  • Mike

    Let’s get this right. You don’t decide to go “vegan for a while”. Vegan is more than what you eat. You either decide to go vegan – permanently – or you don’t. You may change your diet for a while to exclude meat and other animal products – that’s not bad – but vegan is for life.

  • ST

    You can’t give life back to the animals you’ve already eaten.

    • Josh Green

      We all make mistakes. We’re not gonna bash current vegans because they used to eat meat, right? No one can change the past, but we can do the right thing in the future. What you’re saying is unfortunately true, but what are we gonna do?