At the young age of 76, Patrick Stewart is one of the busiest actors working today. Stewart currently stars on as the British alcoholic newscaster Water Blunt on the Starz hit series Blunt Talk. He just finished once again reprising his role as Charles Xavier / Professor X in the new Wolverine movie Logan. And he is currently starring on stage in the West End in the drama No Man’s Land with his good friend and fellow X-Men cast mate Ian McKellen. Stewart told us he pinches himself every day and feels so fortunate with all the fun and work that he’s experienced this year.
Catch Patrick Stewart in Blunt Talk Sunday nights 8:30/7:30 on Starz.
After stepping into Wolverine’s superhuman shoes for a fifth time in X-Men: Days of Future Past, you might think that the novelty of playing the character has worn off on Hugh Jackman. And you would be wrong. Jackman thinks the X-Men franchise will be around for a long time, and he admits he’d feel a bit hurt if he wasn’t invited back.
“Basically it’s steak or chicken, broccoli and cauliflower, and sometimes rice but only up until lunch time,” Hugh Jackman told FOX411 (Pop Tarts). “That’s it eight times per day. It’s like a job in itself.”
Jackman‘s special diet is 6,000 calories per day.
“I got the diet from (The man with the Greek-godlike body)Dwayne Johnson, he put on 25 pounds for his last film and I saw him and was like, ‘wow’ so I called him up and he gave me his exact diet.”
The over-development is for Jackson‘s upcoming role in the next Wolverine film.
The complete regimin includes tons of weightlifting to rearrange all those incoming calories into sculpted muscle. Jackson says he needs another 15 to 25 pounds of delts, bi’s-tri’s, neck, lats and pecks, then he’ll lay the weights and the fork down.
Of course the quicker, easier way to bulk-up is just inject steroids. But that’s illegal in some countries.