Hugh Jackman Said Playing Wolverine Left Him With Voice Damage And He Explained How

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You’re obviously familiar with the handsome and talented Hugh Jackman.

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He might be best known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men movie franchise from 2000 to 2017.

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Obviously, the role required Hugh to scream, roar, and generally speak in a much deeper tone than his, which he says, unfortunately, caused damage to his vocal chords.

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“My teacher at drama school would have been horrified by some of the things I did in Wolverine,” he said in an interview on Front Row by BBC Radio 4 (via Deadline). “I’ve done some damage to my voice, through playing Wolverine.”

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“My falsetto is not as strong as it used to be, and I put that down directly to some of the growling and yelling I did,” he added.

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Hugh’s suffered a bunch of other injuries while playing Wolverine, too. He hurt his groin as he attempted a stunt in a harness for the 2000 X-Men movie.

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He also hurt his ear after falling into a stationary camera during that same shoot. “Mangled ear, mangled wedding tackle,” he mused.

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Then, he accidentally clawed himself in the face and thigh on the set of 2003’s X-Men 2, and he almost broke his neck after it got caught during a stunt that required him to swing from the inside of a train in 2013’s The Wolverine.

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And even so, he’s still gonna reprise his role in next year’s Deadpool 3! That’s some true dedication!

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