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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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Oct 22 2014 4:45pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

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Chris Rock and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Turned Down the Offer to Host This Year’s Oscars

Oct 22 2014 3:49pm CDT | Source: Collider

It was announced last week that the excellent Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting this coming February's Oscar ceremony, but it turns out that NPH wasn’t the Academy’s first choice.  THR reports that producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron—who have produced the last two ceremonies in a row—first “begged” Ellen Degeneres to return as Oscar for this year’s ceremony.  She firmly declined the offer, and then they next approached Chris Rock, who hosted in 2005.  H ...
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Oct 14 2014 2:40pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

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Exclusive X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Blu-ray Clip Shows Cerebro Bringing Generations Together

Oct 14 2014 11:47am CDT | Source: Collider

X-Men: Days of Future Past is now available on Blu-ray, and today we're pleased to bring you an exclusive clip from the special features.  The clip points out fourteen years have passed between the original X-Men and the latest installment, and how that gulf has been bridged not only by the DOFP's plot, but by the actors in between.  In the clip, Hoult explains how walking through Cerebro alongside Hugh Jackman is his "childhood come to life", and Jackman ...
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Russia Just Had Its First Comic-Con, and It Was AWESOME

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X-Men Days of Future Past Digital HD Review: Mutants Unite!

Oct 3 2014 1:08pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

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Uncover the Details of RFK’s Secret Mutation Prior to the X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST DVD Release

Sep 30 2014 3:35pm CDT | Source: Collider

Thanks to X-Men: Days of Future Past we know that President John F. Kennedy was a mutant.  Magneto (Michael Fassbender) tried to save him, but he was apprehended before he could stop Lee Harvey Oswald’s bullet.  When Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor X (James McAvoy), Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Quicksilver (Evan Peters) broke him out of a Pentagon prison, Magneto insisted that he tried to save JFK because he was “one of us.” What if Robert F. Kennedy was a mutant as well?  ...
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John Oliver Praises India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi For Hollywood Shoutout In Visit To US: VIDEO

Sep 29 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: Deadline

HBO's Last Week Tonight host John Oliver advises foreign politicians visiting the United States during the UN General Assembly — particularly those who, until recently, have not been allowed in the country because until four month ago over their role in the Gugarat riots —  is to stand next to Hugh Jackman and quote Star Wars. Oliver has been covering Indi ...
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