Dec 20, 2012

The latest Les Misérables featurette tells us what we already know: Hugh Jackman is Jean Valjean. In it, he talks about the daunting nature of tackling the role in such an epic-sized movie-musical. There are clips of “Valjean’s Soliloquy” throughout, emphasizing the hard work Hugh put into playing a character. Near the end, compliments from cast and crew only help to prove that Hugh was the right man for the job — especially when Cameron Mackintosh specifically comments on Hugh’s spirituality, which was necessary to have in any actor portraying Jean Valjean.

One Response to “‘Les Mis’ Featurette – “Hugh Jackman is Jean Valjean””

  1. Divya says:

    Oh wow…compliments from Colm Wilkinson himself (the very first English language Jean Valjean in London & on Broadway) – it can’t get better than that!! Also, I love how Hugh actually fully sings ‘24601’, unlike many stage Valjeans, who either scream it, or make it sound like a countdown.

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