As much as I loved Flor’s previous layout on Hugh Jackman Fan, I really wanted to have a Les Misérables-themed design in honor of the movie coming out next month. After contacting Flor, she’s wowed me yet again with this brilliant new look featuring Hugh Jackman as the iconic character, Jean Valjean. I wanted emphasis solely on Hugh as the worn literary figure, escaping from his convict past and looking forward to a better, more hopeful future. If you see any errors, please let me know. Hope you enjoy!
I’ve just added some high-quality film stills and concept art of Rise of the Guardians to the gallery. You can view three illustrations for the film, including early character artwork and a beautiful “painted” scene from the movie itself. There are also stills from Guardians, each featuring the ensemble cast along with Hugh Jackman’s Bunnymund.
A film still from the upcoming Movie 43 has been released. Finally, we get a look at Hugh Jackman’s character… and a hint of a certain aesthetic abnormality he may or may not have. Still not sure what his character’s name is, but we’ll find out soon enough: the movie hits theaters January 25th.
Deborra-Lee Furness is more than the actress wife of Hugh Jackman — she’s a philanthropic woman deeply invested in adoption rights and children’s well-being. Recently, she’s been promoting National Adoption Awareness Week to get the word out on such a disenfranchised act in Australia: adoption. You can check out a few interviews with her at Herald Sun, The Age, and Hope 103.2 (audio).
On November 12th, she and husband Hugh Jackman attended a special screening for The Life of Timothy Green to help kick off Adoption Awareness Week. She talks a little about this particular film of wanting a child in the above audio interview, for those interested. Pictures from the night have been added to the gallery.
Back when Les Misérables was filming, there were reports that photographer Annie Leibovitz was on set. Only now, for the December issue of Vogue, are we finally seeing the fruits of her labor. A slideshow entitled Dreaming a Dream: The Cast of Les Misérables shows the film’s actors in character: Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Javert), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette), Eddie Redmayne (Marius), and the Thenardiers (Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen).
On Jean Valjean: “He’s one of the great literary characters of all time; a real study of the human spirit under the worst adversity possible.”
On filming Les Mis: “The stakes were as high as they could possibly be every day. And that sort of cauldron of expectation and pressure and excitement was exhilarating.”
Anne Hathaway is on the cover of the December issue, and her feature article – Leap of Faith – goes pretty in-depth into the making of Les Mis. There are some quotes from Hugh, along with on set anecdotes — did you know Russell had sing-along parties at his apartment on Fridays? For those interested, there’s also a short video right here, which goes behind the scenes on Anne’s Vogue cover shoot, along with comments from her and Eddie on Les Mis. Check out the nice things Eddie had to say:
“One of the most extraordinary things – and complicated things – about this film was the meeting of the theater world and the film world. Hugh and Annie worked out how to combine those two worlds and were really role models, in some ways, on how to make this incredibly famous work have new life breathed into it.”