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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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Bryan Singer Officially Directing X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Sep 22 2014 3:08pm CDT | Source: Collider

Four or five months ago, the notion of Bryan Singer returning for X-Men: Apocalypse, seemed iffy.  Then, as the movie performed and treatment pages were teased, it seemed well within the realm of possibility.  And for the past month or so we've just assumed it was going to happen.  Now Singer's deal has closed and he's officially onboard.  So there it is. The story will follow the First Class gang along with Hugh Jac ...
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X-Men Apocalypse: Simon Kinberg Dishes Re-Casting & More

Sep 22 2014 2:10pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

We all know that X-Men: Apocalypse will be the follow-up to the wildly popular X-Men: Days of Future Past. The writer of both films, Simon Kinberg, talked with Yahoo Movies recently and shed a little light on what fans of the X-Men series can expect. One of the topics that was truly intriguing from the conversation was whether or not some fan favorites would be recast. "If we included some of the original X-Men, like Storm, Jean, Scott, and others, yeah we would have to recast the ...
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Wait...Deleted Scene Reveals WOLVERINE and STORM Are...Lovers?

Sep 22 2014 7:29am CDT | Source: movie pilot

There aren't too many twists that can throw a comic-book fan off their game. After all, we're all pretty darned used to characters being cloned, coming back from the dead, dying again, and then having their younger self brought to the present day.And that's just Jean Grey.Some characters, though, are seemingly too iconic to mess around with. Some back-stories are just too essential - some motivations too necess ...
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Adam McKay Is Directing A New Comedy

Sep 21 2014 12:56pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

From Parks And Recreation's Ben SchwartzWriter/producer/directors such as Judd Apatow and Anchorman’s Adam McKay have a long history of finding other talent and shepherding their films to the screen. In this instance, McKay is partnering with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to direct a new, untitled comedy based on a pitch from Parks And Recreation actor Ben Schwartz.As well as writing, Schwartz plans to co-star in the film, about which almost nothing is known. H ...
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Adam McKay Is Directing New Comedy

Sep 19 2014 4:07am CDT | Source: Empire Online

From Parks And Recreation's Ben SchwartzWriter/producer/directors such as Judd Apatow and Anchorman’s Adam McKay have a long history of finding other talent and shepherding their films to the screen. In this instance, McKay is partnering with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to direct a new, untitled comedy based on a pitch from Parks And Recreation actor Ben Schwartz.As well as writing, Schwartz plans to co-star in the film, about which almost nothing is known. He’s had experienc ...
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Adam McKay Directing New Comedy

Sep 18 2014 6:06pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

From Parks And Recreation's Ben SchwartzIt’s often been the case that writer/producer/directors such as Judd Apatow and Anchorman’s Adam McKay like to find other talent and shepherd their films to the screen. In this instance, McKay is partnering with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to direct a new, untitled comedy based on a pitch from Parks And Recreation actor Ben Schwartz.As well as writing, Schwartz plans to co-star in the film, about which almost ...
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Adam McKay, Seth Rogen Board Ben Schwartz Untitled Comedy

Sep 18 2014 12:27pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Gary Sanchez Productions, Point Grey Pictures, and Good Universe have pre-emptively bought an untitled comedy pitch from Parks and Recreation's Ben Schwartz, with Adam McKay attached to direct and Seth Rogen attached to star. Plot details are under wraps, but Schwartz, who won an Emmy for co-writing Hugh Jackman's Oscars opening number, will also co-star. Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver will produce for Point Grey alongside Will Ferrell, McKay, a ...
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Star Wars Bits: First On-Set Footage From Episode VII, Adam Driver in Costume, ‘Rebels,’ Cameo Rumors

Sep 16 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

It was an exciting weekend to be a Star Wars fan. If you missed the fun, don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Below, read the following: Watch the first footage of actual filming on the set of Star Wars Episode VII featuring John Boyega. (Non-spoiler, too!) See potential set photos of Adam Driver and Gwendoline Christie on set in very Star Wars-y outfits. (spoilers hidden) Is Endor a location in Star Wars Episode VII? Euro Disney will gets Star Wars upgrade in the coming years. WWE ...
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Why Superhero Movies Need Better Villains

Sep 12 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: ign

It's often said that a hero is only as strong as his villains. What's the point of a superhero who doesn't have evil to battle against, after all? Would Batman be as memorable if it weren't for villains like Joker, Two-Face, and Catwoman? Would Wolverine still be the best there is without Sabretooth or Mystique or Lady Deathstrike pushing him to persevere? Comic fans will agree that supervillains are integral to the su ...
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Hugh Jackman Recalls Joan Rivers' 'Uplifting' Funeral

Sep 11 2014 10:07pm CDT | Source: ace showbiz

The Wolverine depicter on 'X Men' movies says the late comedian asked him to perform at her funeral ten years ago after watching his performanc ...
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