'Les Misérables': Hugh Jackman & Anne Hathaway Have A Virtual Reunion
In the latest installment of Variety's "Actors on Actors" series, former Les Misérables co-stars Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway reconnected! Here's what they talked about!
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway certainly didn't have a miserable time during their virtual catch-up with one another!
As Entertainment Tonight shares, the two actors recently had a video call together as part of Variety's "Actors on Actors" series. Jackman and Hathaway reflected on filming Les Misérables, and also shared some other memorable filming experiences!
Jackman called Hathaway's Les Miz performance "Oscar-worthy"
Jackman revealed to Hathaway that when he saw her perform for the first time while filming Les Miz, he instantly knew that it was something special— and deserving of awards season recognition.
"We rehearsed for nine weeks, and I remember your first rehearsal," Jackman told Hathaway. "I walked out of that rehearsal, and I rang Deb and said, ‘Whatever money you have, put it on Anne Hathaway winning the Oscar.’ I just saw an Oscar-worthy performance."
Jackman also mentioned that Hathaway told him to drink alcohol while filming so that he could loosen up. "I remember saying to you on Les Miz, 'I’m so glad we’re doing this live because I hate recording. It’s so self-conscious.’ You said, 'You haven’t had enough wine,'" he recounted to Hathaway.
Hathaway reveals director Christopher Nolan "doesn't allow chairs"
Hathaway then opened up about what it was like to work with acclaimed director Christopher Nolan during the two films she made with him— Batman sequel The Dark Night Rises, and Interstellar. "Chris also doesn’t allow chairs. I worked with him twice," she revealed to Variety.
"He doesn’t allow chairs, and his reasoning is, if you have chairs, people will sit, and if they’re sitting, they’re not working," Hathaway went on to explain. "I mean, he has these incredible movies in terms of scope and ambition and technical prowess and emotion. It always arrives at the end under schedule and under budget. I think he’s onto something with the chair thing."
Jackman talks about his time having played superhero "Wolverine"
Jackman followed up by talking about playing iconic superhero "Wolverine". "I did nine movies, but a couple were cameo-ish sort of things. Really, seven movies," he said of his time in the X-Men franchise. "I learned so much over those years. I feel so blessed to have the part, and I’m taking on a character that’s so beloved to so many."
"I’ll commit to that every day of the week, right? I’ll give 110 per cent," Jackman continued. "The last scene of Logan, for example, where my character is dying, I think one of the most beautiful lines written for the character, which is, 'Ah, so this is what it feels like.'"