Hugh Jackman pulls out of girlie role to bulk up for Wolverine

Melbourne: Australian actor Hugh Jackman has backed out of a girlie role in the upcoming movie ‘Avon Man’ to prepare for the next Wolverine blockbuster.

The 41-year-old actor had signed up to play an unemployed car dealer who swaps motors for cosmetics and becomes Avon’s top selling door-to-door representative, reports the Daily Telegraph.

But he has now quit the project, which was due to start filming later in 2010, and will focus on preparing to reprise his role as a muscled mutant in a sequel to 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, according to

Although, Jackman will still act as a producer on Avon Man as movie bosses search for a replacement.