The cast of ‘Les Miserables’ were featured in the latest issue of the Hollywood Reporter, and Amanda Seyfried [who plays Cosette] opens up about playing the role of a lifetime.
When talking about the extreme conditions on set and fainting at one point due to the heat on set, Amanda said, “There was a physiotherapist on the set, and my neck had been hurting for four day. I asked if she could work on it. I have needles [for acupuncture].’ She put two needles in my neck and two in my hand.” Amanda mentioned that she was called on set moments later with the pins still in place, and then, she ‘had a terrible feeling’ and ‘woke with Russell [Crowe] holding my feet and Hugh [Jackman] massaging my neck.’”
Eddie Redmayne [who plays Marius] also spoke about acting with Hugh Jackman, and more than that, being carried through the sewers by him – “That’s what my girlfriend said: ‘Tell me about being carried in Hugh Jackman’s bicep! What was that like?’ What Hugh had to go through was insane. He’s an extraordinary leader, and we all committed to his level. But it’s very physical. How do you protect your voice? Tom also gave us great freedom to stop thinking about it: ‘If crying blocks up your nose, do that. Let the exertion affect your voice.’”
Les Miserables releases on Christmas Day, and stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baren Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, and Samantha Barks.