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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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5 Responses to “Hugh Jackman: 'Les Miserables' Director Wanted People to Think I Was Sick!”

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  2. 2
    Bianca Says:

    Not that good a singer as many probably including himself think he is. Sorry Hugh.

  3. 3
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  4. 4
    NRV Says:

    @Bianca: Jackman as Valjean got a Golden Globe nomination and 2 SAG Awards nominations, a type of awards not assigned to bad artists, of course. Insiders and professional critics have predicted for him an Oscar nomination too and likely a win.
    He’s a professional deep baritone, one of the most talented performers around, equally at home on film and on stage and won two Tony Awards. In a motion-picture adaptation like this Les Mis version, it’s important to hear the emotion and acting they put in to their singing, which is something that can transform a song from that of a recording artist, to that of an actor. Tom Hooper did not want mannerisms and theatrical virtuosity for his movie, he asked for realism, not a musical theatre type performance. Before seeing a movie and give negative opinions regardless, it would be better take a minimum of background information. In Les Miserables Jackman used intentionally a ‘sing-talking’ technique, Rex Harrison won an Oscar in 1964 using the same singing style in My Fair Lady. Sorry Bianca…

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    criss Says:

    I feel so sorry for you people!! You can´t see real talent in front of you, yeah keep watching Jersey shore or praise the Kardashians yeah …

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