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Hugh Jackman: 'Les Miserables' Director Wanted People to Think I Was Sick!

Hugh Jackman: 'Les Miserables' Director Wanted People to Think I Was Sick!

Hugh Jackman carries his coat and backpack while stepping out of his apartment on Saturday (January 5) in New York City.

The 44-year-old actor recently chatted with Deadline about his role in Les Miserables being one of his toughest roles he has taken.

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“There is not an element that really wasn’t the toughest. One of the reasons I did the Broadway show was to make sure I was vocally fit to not only sing it, but sing it all day long, wake up the next day, and have another 12 hours of it. I put on 29 pounds from beginning to end,” Hugh shared.

Hugh added, “Tom [Hooper] told me, ‘I want people to worry, I want your friends to think you’re sick.’ The physicality, the emotional (aspect) acting-wise, was tough.”

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