Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Revealed
Meet Supreme Leader Snoke. Well, sort of...
Rick Baker Retires
Special effects legend bigs farewell to Hollywood
Henry Cavill Exits Stratton
Simon West's action-thriller needs a new lead
Will Forte Signs Up For Keanu
Joining forces with Key & Peele and Method Man
Joe Wright May Jump Into The Lifeboat
He's in talks to direct Anne Hathaway in a novel adaptation
New Ant-Man Poster Dodges Bullets Online
Heroes don't get any bigger
Podcast #163: Simon Pegg
Manupmanship
Exclusive Point Break Featurette
Meet the daredevils behind the movie's scenes
Vin Diesel Teases New York As Fast & Furious 8's Main Locale
Big trouble in the Big Apple?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Joe Wright May Jump Into The Lifeboat
He's in talks to direct Anne Hathaway in a novel adaptation
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pan
16 October 2015
Ted 2
10 July 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Water Diviner (2015)
Empire Star Rating
While We're Young (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Cinderella (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Chappie (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Les Mis Behind The Scenes Featurette
Jackman and the gang talk songs & more

21 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: YouTube

submit to reddit

 

We’ve known for a while now that King’s Speech director Tom Hooper as his Les Miserables team plumped for a different approach to movie musicals. But though the idea of gathering a cast and having them sing their performance live on each take certainly provides for a better acting experience, it’s still not as easy as it looks. The new featurette, above, explains the idea.

Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne are interviewed about the process, and all seem to sing – pun entirely intended – its praises, talking about how they can alter their performance each time and not feel locked into choices they had to make in a studio months ago when the tracks were recorded.

Les Miserables’ cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Samantha Banks and Aaron Tveit. The movie itself will warble into cinemas on January 11.


Who do you think will be the best LM singer?
Jackman. He's got the pipes.
Hathaway, based on the trailer.
Seyfried. She'll surprise us all.
Crowe. I've got his albums.
Baron Cohen. Just 'cos.
  View results without voting


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Katee Sackhoff Sees Oculus
With Karen Gillan in the horror pic
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

Singing
Eddie Redmayne sounds promising, too. More

Posted by Hengist at 15:21 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

The best singers are likely to be Aaron Tveit and Samantha Barks but the rest should be ok. Pity they didn't let us hear Russell Crowe singing as I need convincing. I've never liked his speaking voice. More

Posted by Hengist at 14:51 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

as his team?? Don't you mean has his team??? 100 to 1 a cockney wrote this :P anyways yes looking forward to this big time! Jackman's got a cracking voice. More

Posted by whitelighter at 14:24 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

I'm really looking forward to this. Love a good musical. More

Posted by Whistler at 03:47 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

Based on that featurette, I'm voting for Samantha Barks as Eponine. More

Posted by Belmont101 at 22:56 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Based on that featurette, I'm voting for Samantha Barks as Eponine. More

Posted by Belmont101 at 21:31 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)