Earlier this evening (February 9th), Hugh Jackman attended the Berlin photo call and press conference for Les Misérables. Taking the time off from shooting Prisoners, he joined his Les Mis cast – Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne – along with director Tom Hooper to talk about the film. (Unfortunately, Hugh was unable to make it to the recent Paris premiere.) Pictures from the events have been added to the gallery, plus you can catch an excerpt of the press conference below:
TIME has recruited fashion photographer Paola Kudacki to highlight this year’s great performers, taking a handful of 2013 Oscar nominees and allowing them to recreate themselves through a series of black and white photographs. The results are stunning. Hugh Jackman and Les Misérables co-star Anne Hathaway were paired up for their portrait, featuring the two modernizing their characters from the film, Valjean and Fantine. There’s also a great video of them discussing their roles (including preliminary research) and what they think of their fellow actor nominees, along with a group video.
There are five new photos of Hugh Jackman from the February 4th Oscar luncheon. Although fairly standard, in front of a white canvas, Hugh looks absolutely smashing. The HQ pictures were generously donated by DeAdele, who has been providing many great pics to HJF recently. Thank you, DeA!
On Monday (February 4th), Hugh Jackman appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” once again. Although he was just on the program back in December, Hugh met up with his talk show buddy to talk some more about Les Misérables. Much of the interview have your typical Hugh stories, though he does briefly touch on his Super Bowl experience this year — including what team(s) he was rooting for.
Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jessica Chastain was the second guest of the evening, and it’s worth sticking around for her interview; she and Hugh recall their earlier meetup at the Oscars luncheon and share a cute story about bunny ears. Many pictures have also been added to the gallery.
Scans courtesy of Hugh Jackman Fan Site.
With many thanks to Jody, HJF now has scans from a Les Misérables feature article in Celebs. The issue was published in January and contains interviews with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway along with details on some other cast members. It’s worth checking out if you want some more background information on the production of Les Mis.
Earlier today (February 4th), Hugh Jackman joined fellow 2013 Oscar nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon. The invite-only event is a prestigious affair, shining the spotlight on the year’s best actors, directors, writers, producers, and others who provide services to film. At the luncheon, everyone even gathers together for a class picture-esque shot surrounding an enormous Oscar statuette — this year, Hugh was positioned right next to him! (Let’s hope that’s a good omen.)
Check out some details from the reception along with a bunch of videos below (click MORE):
“We need your help,” Zadan said. “Honestly, we need your help to keep the pacing of the show energized. Please get to the stage quickly. You will have 45 seconds to speak. That begins the moment you hit the microphone.” Zadan also asked that nominees prepare. “You’re talking to over a billion people in over 225 countries,” he said.
After the second course (pistachio-crusted sea bass with veggies!), each nominee in attendance was called one-by-one (and and in no particular order) to riser at the front of the ballroom.
Lincoln producer and new Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy was the first to be called. Sally Field laughed with a man next to her that she couldn’t see over the head of the man in front of her. [Hugh] Jackman extended a hand to [Jessica] Chastain as she carefully stepped onto the riser.
Joaquin Phoenix let out a little “boo” as his name was called.
Earlier this evening (February 2nd), Hugh Jackman attended the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards, for which Les Misérables director Tom Hooper was nominated. Although he arrived alone, Hugh met up with Ben Affleck and Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow on the red carpet.
During the reception, he chatted with James Bond director Michael Apted, reunited with X-Men co-star Famke Janssen, and was spotted with his Les Mis family (including Anne Hathaway and the aforementioned Hooper). He also helped introduce Tom Hooper to the stage, stating, “We worked with him, so believe us when we say that Tom Hooper is absolutely bat-shit crazy.”
Unfortunately, Hooper lost the DGA Award to Ben Affleck for Argo.
Earlier today, February 2nd, Hugh Jackman attended the Los Angeles premiere for Escape From Planet Earth. The animated family film stars Rob Corddry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sofía Vergara, Jane Lynch, and – as pictured alongside Hugh in many of the photos – Jessica Alba. Married Aussie friends Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts were also in attendance. Pictures from the event are in the gallery.
Great news: Hugh Jackman will appear on his second episode of “Inside the Actors Studio” on February 13th. Hosted by James Lipton, he’ll most notably talk about his role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, and I have a feeling Lipton will help make the interview unique and compelling (as his questions often delve deep into the craft of acting). Check out an episode summary below and another clip .
Bravo Media shines the spotlight on multi-talented star, and 2013 Oscar nominee, Hugh Jackman, as he returns to the Inside the Actors Studio stage for a second time, premiering on Wednesday, February 13th at 8PM ET/PT.
Host James Lipton picks up where they left off nine years ago, recounting the last decade of Jackman’s career. Jackman’s appeal knows no bounds, as his many recognitions include a Golden Globe award for his performance in Les Misérables, a Special Tony award honoring his work as a performer and humanitarian, and a Primetime Emmy award for his hosting role at the 2004 Emmy Awards. He was recently nominated for an Academy Award for actor in a leading role in the film Les Misérables.
Lipton asks Jackman about his roles in such memorable films as Happy Feet, The Prestige, the X-Men franchise, and most recently, Les Misérables. In the episode, Jackman sings his “heart song” from Happy Feet, performs a tap dance number, and shares some of his acting secrets.
A new promotional image of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine has been released. With claws on display, his all-black suit ensemble is a great juxtaposition. In the current issue of Empire (with Henry Cavill as Superman on the cover), there are feature articles for various superhero films coming out this year, including Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and (of course) The Wolverine. Check out a few excerpts from the article below, in which Hugh Jackman and producer Hutch Parker talk about what to expect:
In the new issue of Empire, we spoke to X-producer Hutch Parker, who told us a bit more about the plot [of The Wolverine]. “We pick up Logan in a very isolated state, full of self-loathing. He is sought out by a young Asian woman for reasons he doesn’t fully understand, who is asking him to follow her to Japan where he is meant to reconnect with someone from his past.
“And what you’ll come to find is that this is someone he spent prison-time with in Nagasaki. And the legacy of that experience – effectively Logan saved him – is that this man is on his deathbed, and is looking to give him a gift, to thank him for the life he’s had.
“But this gift draws Logan into a very complex and very unexpected world within both contemporary Japan and, to some extent, the feudal history of Japan. He’s so in isolation, so out of his element. It’s a much more powerful distillation of his character than you’ve seen before.”
Says Hugh Jackman himself, returning to the character for the sixth time, “I still don’t think we’ve seen the definitive Wolverine. And the longer I play the character, the more the desire to get him right grows. The more I speak to fans and explore his world, the more it means to me. I understand the character and the legacy and I don’t feel, up to this movie, that we’ve completely lived up to that. So that’s what I intend to do.”