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Hugh Jackman: l lived like a monk

Hugh Jackman: l lived like a monk

Jan 9 2013, 2:19am CST | by

Hugh Jackman ''lived like a monk'' to prepare for his part in 'Les Miserables'. The 44-year-old actor takes on the role of Jean Valjean - a convict who manages to turn his life around - in Tom...

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Hugh Jackman: l lived like a monk

Jan 9 2013, 2:19am CST | by

Hugh Jackman ''lived like a monk'' to prepare for his part in 'Les Miserables'.

The 44-year-old actor takes on the role of Jean Valjean - a convict who manages to turn his life around - in Tom Hooper's big-screen adaptation of the hit musical and he admits he had to really push himself to look like a convincing prisoner on the brink of death in the opening scenes.

He said: ''The director told me 'I need you to get to where your friends stop you and ask, 'Are you OK? Are you sick?'. Until you get to that point you haven't gone far enough'. It took me to places I've never been before, vocally, physically, emotionally.

''I told my wife, 'This may be too much for me'. She replied, 'It will probably demand more of you than anything you've done so it should feel frightening and uncomfortable'. She told me, 'Use the fear. Work harder. Get in there.'

''I shaved my head, had to lose more than two stone in weight and lived like a monk, nursing my vocal cords with a portable steam machine and avoiding dairy products.''

Although it was hard work, Hugh loved starring in the movie, especially because the actors got to sing their parts live, instead of lip-syncing.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''As a performer it was fantastic. The idea of singing live was daunting at first but it gave me so much freedom. It was like being on stage.

''Instead of lip-syncing I could slow the tempo down or speed it up and do what I liked. I just had to worry about acting.''

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Kevin Feige Teases Possible Avengers / Guardians of the Galaxy Crossover

Jul 21 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: slash film

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’90s Redux: Bill Nighy May Be Broadway-Bound In Hare’s ‘Skylight’; `Master Class’ Helmer Mike Nichols Talks Shop for HBO

Jul 11 2014 9:58am CDT | Source: Deadline

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The Union Jack will be flying over Broadway big-time this coming season, as talk heats up about bringing Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan and the acclaimed National Theatre revival of David Hare’s Skylight to New York in the spring. I wrote a few weeks ago that while the production will be telecast in the fall by NT Live, far better would be the chance to see Hare’s extraordinarily moving play — about the expired romance between an older, self-made businessman and an idea ...
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Bryan Singer Plans Days Of Future Past Director's Cut

Jul 7 2014 12:11pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

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Jun 13 2014 6:59pm CDT | Source: movies.com

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Ranking the Many Movie Beards of Hugh Jackman

Jun 10 2014 2:37pm CDT | Source: hollywood

Hugh Jackman Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
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Jun 9 2014 10:26am CDT | Source: Deadline

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This year’s NBA Finals are starting to feel like a rerun. The same two teams are following the same win pattern — the San Antonio Spurs took Game One, followed by a Miami Heat victory in Game 2 — to the same ratings results. Last night’s second game drew a 10.2 overnight rating in the metered markets households, matching last year’s Game 2 overnight rating. Like last year, Game 2 faced the Tony Awards on CBS. There was a also an e ...
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At Sunday’s Tony Awards, Hugh Jackman And Neil Patrick Harris Might Be The Only Sure Things

Jun 6 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Deadline

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The Belmont Stakes and the Tony Awards take place this weekend and in both cases there are significant amounts of prestige and money at stake. There’s even a chance that Broadway will have its own version of a Triple Crown winner, if Mark Rylance takes home both of the Tonys for which he’s nominated (okay, double crown). Despite strict rules about campaigning for Tonys, producers pulled out all the stops at their disposal to plug their shows, and who could blame them? E ...
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30 Things That Have Happened Since The First 'X-Men' Movie

May 29 2014 5:56pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Hugh Jackman Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
Can we all just take a moment and reflect on how weird it is that the X-Men film continuity is still moving along after 15 years? Even after watching so much of the original cast from the first film back in 2000 reuniting during "Days of Future Past" was almost too much for me to wrap my brain around.And then there's this video of Hugh Jackman's audition tape for Wolverine...in 1999.15 years later, Hugh is ...
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Marvel Bites: Meet the New 'Daredevil,' Plus: Watch Hugh Jackman's Original Wolverine Audition

May 28 2014 10:02am CDT | Source: movies.com

Hugh Jackman Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
We’ve got lots of Marvel goodies to share today – including the casting of Daredevil in Netflix’s new series, a look back at Hugh Jackman’s X-Men audition, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Times Square. Fans who were clamoring for Michael C. Hall to play the lead role in Marvel and Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series are about to be disappointed. Latino Review reveals that the casting decision for lead character Matt Murdock – blind attorney by day, c ...
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Ranking the X-Men Movies

May 27 2014 6:45pm CDT | Source: ign

Hugh Jackman Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
Now that X-Men: Days of Future Past is finally out -- and a bona fide hit -- we figured it was time to take an accounting of the franchise as a whole. We've got the good, the bad, and the Origins. Let’s rank the X-Men movies! Spoilers follow for all the films, including Days of Future Past… X-Men Origins: Wolverine (and super-friends)Bringing up the rear is X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hugh Jackma ...
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