The actor from ‘Les Misérables’ admitted that his drama school voice teacher would have been shocked by some of his actions.
Hugh Jackman Voice: In a recent interview on BBC’s Front Row, Hugh Jackman, known for his portrayal of Wolverine in the X-Men film franchise, discussed the impact that the role has had on his voice. The Les Misérables actor revealed the damage caused by portraying the mutant superhero over the span of more than two decades.
“I’ve noticed a decline in the strength of my falsetto, which I attribute directly to the growling and yelling I had to do. If my voice teacher from drama school witnessed some of the vocal techniques I employed in ‘Wolverine,’ they would have been appalled.”
Aside from his iconic action-packed roles, Hugh Jackman has also showcased his singing and dancing abilities in Broadway productions such as Oklahoma!, A Steady Rain, The River, and The Music Man. These performances heavily rely on his vocal range. Jackman acknowledged the toll that playing Wolverine has taken on his voice and expressed his commitment to improving it for future projects.
“In school, we were taught the method of projecting and expressing vocally without harming our voices. However, during my time on ‘Wolverine,’ I engaged in some intense screaming and yelling that I believe had a negative impact on my vocal cords. I am currently addressing this issue by working with a singing instructor and taking precautions to avoid any harm. I dedicate considerable effort to both physical conditioning and vocal preparation for each character I portray.”
Although it has been a while since Hugh Jackman appeared as Wolverine, his last uncredited cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse was in 2016. However, fans can look forward to seeing him reprise the role in the upcoming film Deadpool 3, directed by Shawn Levy and starring Ryan Reynolds.
Reynolds previously disclosed that Deadpool 3 is scheduled to be released on September 6, 2024.