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As fans know by now, Hugh Jackman is a bit of a foodie. A new interview with Financial Times talks about some of his food/drink habits (including the first thing he eats when his Wolverine diet is finished), talk about coffee preferences, and inspiration behind Laughing Man, which recently launched in London. Check out an excerpt below, then head to the source to read the rest. It’s also been added to the press archive.
What is the best food or drink you’ve ever had on a film set?
The last meal of any Wolverine film, because I’m on a very strict diet for those movies. On the last day, I start with eggs Benedict and sultana bran. I have lasagna at some point; I have tiramisu. I have a milky cappuccino. If I haven’t thrown up by dinnertime, I have a hamburger. After five or six months of not eating carbohydrates, they’re usually what I feel like.
What is the first thing you eat or drink in the morning?
Half a litre of water when I wake up.
What were your school dinners like?
I made my own Vegemite sandwiches. They were terrible – I used frozen white bread. I always regretted it at lunchtime.
What do you make for a typical Sunday brunch?
For Sunday breakfast, I make orange and ricotta pancakes, crêpes and eggs. You know men, we usually go for breakfast because it’s the easiest thing to cook and then we try to make it seem fancy.
What do you consider bad manners at the table?
Cellphones. I’m a bit old school.
The very first trailer for DreamWorks’s upcoming film, Rise of the Guardians, is now available online! Starring Hugh Jackman as the Easter Bunny (aka Bunnymund), it tells the story of various iconic fantasy figures who unite together to help protect children. The trailer looks absolutely spectacular (check out the golden, sparkling sand) and it’s great to hear Hugh voicing a character in his native, Australian accent. It’s pretty much just a teaser trailer for now, but it gives great insight into what to expect when the film is released later this year, on November 21st.
Hugh Jackman himself seems to have released the first official film still for the upcoming Les Miserables. On his own Twitter account, he posted the above picture with this accompanying message:
Very excited about how the first days of filming are going!! Check out my convict look…but its changing soon.
Judging by the quality, it looks to be more than a mere candid shot taken on set! It also sounds like he’ll soon ditch the beard and transform into Monsieur Madeleine, a reformed Jean Valjean. Any hopes for how he looks as the mayor of Montreuil-sur-Mer?
A heavily-bearded Hugh Jackman was in attendance for the launch of Launching Man Coffee & Tea in London, England earlier today, March 23rd. The line of fair trade drinks can now be found at Harvey Nichols, on the fifth floor, for those locals who want to stop by for a taste. Pictures from the event have been added to the gallery. Congrats on the expansion, Hugh!
More photos of Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean have surfaced, these from March 21st. According to various tweets, he and the Les Miserables film crew were in Ewelme, South Oxfordshire to film a very poignant scene from the musical: “Valjean’s Soliloquy”! Check out a video of Hugh on set below, in which you can hear a solitary but all-important word from the song:
According to Frances Ruffelle’s official Twitter, Les Mis will be shooting at Pinewood tomorrow (filming “Lovely Ladies”) — so further photos will probably be scarce for a bit.
Screen Rant has found this amazing poster for The Wolverine, originally posted on an Instagram account. Apparently someone who stopped by director James Mangold’s office saw the poster for the upcoming film and snapped a photo. Fox has not yet verified to SR whether or not the poster is official or not. Along with Wolverine’s katana-like claws slicing the Japanese flag/sun and the inspired simplicity, Screen Rant elaborated on the tagline used:
The Japanese words for “Japan” are Nippon (most commonly used) and Nihon which translate to “Land of the Rising Sun,” hence the design Japan’s national flag and the tagline in the teaser poster reading “rising soon.”
The first look at Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean has finally been revealed! What a transformation, right? Courier Mail reported the new photo from the Les Miserables set, showing Hugh with a wild beard and shorn head (with apparent scars). Hopefully more pictures from the set will surface soon. Is he what you hoped Valjean-the-convict to look like? [ETA: Eleven more pictures added!]
Seems like Hugh Jackman has a busy schedule: after Les Mis and The Wolverine wrap, he’ll be jumping into the role of Keller in Prisoners. He was linked to the Aaron Guzikowski-penned project back in 2009, but the film lost some steam power along the way. Now with Denis Villeneuve on board to direct and Hugh to star as the lead, the movie seems well on its way. Production is currently scheduled to take place in early 2013, with a release date in November the same year via Warner Brothers.
Deadline reports more information, including a summary:
Written by Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband), story revolves around a small-town carpenter named Keller whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, Keller takes the law into his own hands, but in the process runs up against the big city detective assigned to the case.
[Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs] Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are producing, along with 8:38 Productions’ Kira Davis and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. Ed McDonnell and John Stark will executive produce.
States Johnson and Kosove: “We are ecstatic that Hugh will take the lead in this exciting thriller. We can think of no better ‘Keller’ — an everyman who rises to an occasion most of us could not imagine possible. Denis’s rare directing gifts are superbly matched to this material, that is both challenging and explores complex themes in a commercially appealing narrative.”
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), a nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization, has a little treat for Hugh Jackman fans who would also love to give back. As part of the annual Broadway Bears – now in its fifteenth year – a Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway bear is available via online auction.
This one-of-a-kind teddy bear is designed specifically for the annual event and features a museum-quality outfit that borrows from the creativity of Back on Broadway. Of course, it’s no surprise that Hugh’s bear would bear the trademark Peter Allen gold lamé costume! Tres chic! As a bonus, the critter has also been signed by Hugh Jackman himself.
Bidding on this worthy collectable has already started, with the current price at $500. If you have the cash, definitely consider adopting this bear for your own while simultaneously supporting a great cause. (The auction will end before March 18th, so you’ll need to hurry and get bidding.) If you don’t have that much money around but you still want to donate to BC/EFA, please visit their official website and help make a difference.
More information on the bear (via the auction house) can be read below:
“Aussie, Aussie, Aussie” “Oi Oi Ooh-la-la!” America’s favorite Australian was back on Broadway this season and the always entertaining Hugh Jackman didn’t disappoint. Hugh sang, danced and joked his way through 10 weeks of sold-out shows, much to the delight of screaming and swooning audience members. And there were few screams louder than during the opening of Act Two when Hugh strutted onstage in the trademark gold spandex suit of his fellow Aussie showman Peter Allen, whom Hugh portrayed in The Boy from Oz, his Tony Award-winning Broadway debut. To honor the grandson of the “Tenterfield Saddler,” Hugh bear wears a Peter Allen-inspired gold sparkle spandex shirt with gold rivet buttons and matching gold corduroy trousers – extra tight – in a five-pocket-jeans style. He’ll sparkle on any stage as gold spandex socks, faux-crocodile leather shoes and a belt of gold leather complete the outfit. Our Hugh bear also sports a perfectly quaffed, Hugh-inspired wig of brown faux fur. The entire package is the perfect salve to hold anyone over until Hugh’s next Broadway return, now slated for the 2013-2014 season.