Hugh Jackman Making Progress On His 'Wolverine' Weight Gain

Hugh Jackman is once again gearing up to dawn those metal claws as Wolverine, but he’s not quite in superhero shape just yet.

“I’m getting there. On the track,” Hugh told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush on the red carpet at Sunday’s Oscars.

Hugh’s wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, who accompanied her hunk to the event, revealed that he’s been packing on those meaty pounds for “The Wolverine” with some carb-free cuisine.

“A lot of broccoli, a lot of protein,” Deborra-Lee said.

“And lifting? Refrigerators?” Billy asked.

“Wife!” Hugh said of one of the things he’s used to pump up his muscles. “Just lifting anything.”

“He lifts me every day,” Deborra-Lee added with a laugh.

“Come here! Get on my shoulders, let’s do some squats,” Hugh added.

So how close is he to fitting back in mutant trousers and tank top?

“I am probably 10 lbs into a 30 lb kind of mountain,” Hugh said.

“You’ve got to put on 20 more? Of all muscle?” Billy asked, shocked.

“Yeah. That’s the plan. It’s no fun,” the actor said.

“Or get a fat suit,” Deborra-Lee laughed.

“The Wolverine” is due for release in 2012.

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