Australian actor Hugh Jackman has revealed how he would often spend whole days not saying a word, as he was resting his voice for his singing scenes in the movie Les Misérables. Hugh says that there were days where he would spend around 10 hours singing, so decided to rest his voice whenever he could.
While some women would be delighted if their husbands stopped speaking for whole days at a time, Hugh’s wife was not impressed. He admits that his wife and his children were looking forward to filming to end, as they wanted him to get back to normal.
Jackman explained, “There's no coffee, there's no dairy. There's eight hours sleep. I drink hot water with lemon all day long. I would go on vocal rest some days where I wouldn't speak at all. I think my family can't wait 'til I have finished this job because it's like 'Who is this monk who is living with us who's going through some kind of vow of silence?'”
As well as Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables also stars Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe. The film has been directed by Tom Hooper and is set to be released in the US on December 25 and then in the UK on January 11, 2013.