Anne Hathaway “threw a fit” when she saw a photo of the dress Amanda Seyfried would be wearing to this year Oscars.
Anne Hathaway, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, had planned to wear a gown by her good friend Valentino, but changed her mind after Amanda Seyfried shared an iPhone snap of her own Alexander McQueen creation – which was very similar – during a rehearsal.
“Anne was like, <<WTF?>>” a source told Us Weekly.
“She started throwing a fit!”
The scene left Amanda Seyfried, 27, “ruffled”, the source continued.
“Amanda didn’t want to deal with it and left,” they said.
Anne Hathaway, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, had planned to wear a gown by her good friend Valentino, but changed her mind after Amanda Seyfried shared an iPhone snap of her own Alexander McQueen creation
To her credit, Anne Hathaway, 30, did not try to persuade her fellow actress to change her dress, they added, instead taking it upon herself to address the situation.
The decision backfired on her though, with her stylists and beauty teams objecting to the wait as she agonized with stylist Rachel Zoe over the selection of a new gown, a second source told Us Weekly.
“Anne made the fashion, make-up, hair, and jewelry teams wait at her home for hours as she decided what to do about the dress debacle,” they said.
After trading her planned Valentino gown for a pale pink Prada creation, Anne Hathaway was forced to issue a public statement by way of apology to Valentino, whose press team had already sent out a press release announcing her choice, unaware of the last-minute switch.
After trading her planned Valentino gown for a pale pink Prada creation, Anne Hathaway was forced to issue a public statement by way of apology to Valentino
In a statement issued to People, Anne Hathaway explained: “It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans.”
Anne Hathaway insisted that the trade was not intended as a snub to Valentino, who designed the wedding gown she wore to marry husband Adam Shulman last September.
“Though I love the dress I did wear, it was a difficult last minute decision as I had so looked forward to wearing Valentino in honor of the deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the house and with Valentino himself,” the actress continued.
“I deeply regret any disappointment caused.”
Anne Hathaway first made reference to the gown switch when interviewed by Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet on Sunday.
“I didn’t know what I was wearing until about three hours ago,” she told him.
“This was the one that spoke to me in the end.”
Her dress choice undoubtedly came as a surprise to Valentino, whose fashion house sent out a press release just before the awards show stating that it would be dressing Anne Hathaway, Sally Field and Jennifer Aniston.
Anne Hathaway certainly caused a stir in her backless pink satin Prada gown – complete with a very perky bust line – which she accessorized with a sparkling Tiffany necklace.
She has a long history of friendship with 80-year-old Valentino, who has said of the actress: “She’s a very good friend of mine. She’s like my daughter.”
Anne Hathaway has worn a number of Valentino creations to awards ceremonies – including the bold red strapless number she wore to host the Oscars in 2011.
Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Adele and other stars performing on the Oscar show have insisted that they will sing live and won’t cheat by miming.
“They’re all singing live as far as I understand,” declared Cameron Mackintosh one of the producers of the Les Miserables movie.
Cast members from the picture such as Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Helena Bonham Carter, Russell Crow, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Amanda Seyfried and Sacha Baron Cohen all sang live at rehearsals for a musical segment that celebrated movie musicals of the last decade such as Dreamgirls and Chicago.
However, Catherine Zeta Jones, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for Chicago eleven years ago, was said by observers not to have sung live during rehearsal sessions at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood where last night’s (Sunday) 85th annual Academy Awards extravaganza was taking place.
Organizers are desperate to avoid what they term a “Beyonce shambles”. A reference to Beyonce’s performance at President Barack Obama’s inauguration where the singer was found to have lip-synched to the national anthem of the United States of America.
The discovery led to a firestorm of criticism and the “Beyonce” topic was endlessly debated on political and entertainment television shows across the US, and there were choruses of disapproval in the UK, too.
Catherine Zeta Jones will dance and sing a number from Chicago, believed to be All That Jazz. It has been described as a major highlight of the Oscar show. It’s not known yet whether the actress, wife of Michael Douglas, will sing live or perform using a track she has already pre-recorded.
However, all singers performing at the Oscar ceremony – including Dame Shirley Bassey and Barbra Streisand – have pre-recorded their songs as a safety net just in case there are technical problems.
During rehearsals though, every performer has sung live, except Catherine Zeta Jones.
“Look, she maybe saving her voice for the official performance. Everybody’s dying to see whether she sings or not,” a source who has been at several rehearsals explained.
Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Adele and other stars performing on the Oscar show have insisted that they will sing live and won’t cheat by miming
Academy executives, some voters and actors and agents and producers have been using any old ruse to get into the rehearsals which are being held under tight security.
Onlookers note that Adele has been “indescribably mind-blowing”. Another observer told how at one point the singer performed the Oscar nominated Skyfall title song with no musical accompaniment.
“It was Adele, singing live and knocking it out of the park. Everyone stopped to listen. The carpenters and lighting guys started applauding. It’s impossible to impress those guys but they were bowled over and showed their respect.
“It sounded out of this world unaccompanied and later some of us heard her sing with the full works, the full orchestra and it was one of those rare goose bump moments that you never forget.”
Adele has already won the Golden Globe for best original song. She and co-writer Paul Epworth are front-runners to win the best song Oscar.
Les Miserables has a rival song called Suddenly which was written specially for the film by Herbert Kretzmer, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg.
Cameron Mackintosh paid out of his own pocket to double the chorus taking part in the Les Miserables segment from 24 to 48, flying some in from London and New York.
Others taking part in musical numbers include Jennifer Hudson who will perform a number from Dreamgirls and Norah Jones will sing the nominated song from the comedy Ted.
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 complete list of winners
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Supporting actor: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln Supporting actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables Ensemble : Argo Stunt ensemble: Skyfall
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 complete list of winners
Actor in a movie or miniseries: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys Actress in a movie or miniseries: Julianne Moore, Game Change Actor in a drama series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Actress in a drama series: Claire Danes, Homeland Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Actress in a comedy series: Tina Fey, 30 Rock Drama series ensemble: Downton Abbey Comedy series ensemble:Modern Family Stunt ensemble: Game of Thrones
Anne Hathaway’s latest ensemble seemed swamped in heavy material as she stepped out on Saturday evening for the Producers Guild Awards.
Anne Hathaway, 30, turned up at the 24th annual ceremony wearing a frock which was more useful as a tent than figure-framing piece.
The bandeau number featured loud multi-color floral stitching, which consisted of a yellow hue to co-ordinate with her gold heels.
Attached to the back of her bustier upper half was what looked like an extra piece of material from the same fabric which left her billowing behind.
Anne Hathaway did show off her shoulders in the eye-catching number but the shape of the piece did not bring out the best in her slender frame.
The dark-featured actress wore only a slick of pink lipgloss on her plump pout and her short brunette tresses were styled back away from her face.
Anne Hathaway’s latest ensemble seemed swamped in heavy material as she stepped out on Saturday evening for the Producers Guild Awards
Anne Hathaway rubbed shoulders with a host of stars at the prestigious event, where her latest motion picture, Les Miserables, is nominated.
Additionally, producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will receive the guild’s highest honor, the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, honoring careers that have included the films Fargo, Billy Elliot, O Brother Where Art Thou? and Frost/Nixon.
It is not the first time Anne Hathaway has opted for a cape-style feature for her red carpet outfit.
Anne Hathaway was polished in Altuzzara dress and Burberry Prorsum cape at the Les Miserables After Party, held at The Roundhouse in December.
Anne Hathaway shed 25 lb for her role as Fantine in the film musical Les Miserables by living on lettuce leaves.
Her ten-year-old British co-star Isabelle Allen, who plays Fantine’s daughter Cosette, described Anne Hathaway’s diet as “rabbit food” and said it left the actress so fragile that she broke her arm in a fall.
Anne Hathaway, 30, referred to her diet as “starvation” but refused to reveal details of what she ate to discourage anyone from looking as emaciated as she did as Fantine, a poverty-stricken factory worker forced to turn to prostitution.
In a recent interview Anne Hathaway revealed she had shed 25 lb for the role – 10 lb in three weeks before filming and 15 lb during production.
“I just had to stop eating for a total of 13 days shooting,” she said.
On Thursday, Anne Hathaway said: “I was on a starvation diet to look like I was near death in a film… but I went at it with a plan and I had a guide, a nutritionist kind of helped me with it.”
Anne Hathaway shed 25 lb for her role as Fantine in the film musical Les Miserables by living on lettuce leaves
Isabelle Allen, who features on the poster for Les Miserables, said she saw the extreme lengths Anne Hathaway went to for her role.
The pair had lunch in New York after the film’s premiere last year and Anne Hathaway was drawn to the chips that Isabelle Allen was eating.
“She said <<this is real food>> or something like that. Well it was because obviously she’d been eating… I call it rabbit food, because she was only eating salad and greens and vegetables because of her diet, because of her character.”
She added that Anne Hathaway had broken her arm because “she was so thin and fragile. She was riding a bike and she broke her arm”.
Isabelle Allen, who lives near Eastbourne, East Sussex, said she treated Anne Hathaway as “a big sister” during the filming and admitted she has wanted to be like her since she saw her in The Princess Diaries.
Eating disorder campaigners say the time the two spent together may not have been good for Isabelle Allen and warned that the film industry has a “toxic preoccupation with extreme thinness”.
But Isabelle Allen’s mother Elaine said: “From start to finish it was obvious [Anne Hathaway] was doing it for the role. The day she finished filming she said she could start eating again and I think it was a relief.”
Anne Hathaway’s dedication to realism in the film Les Miserables was hair-raising, according to co-star Hugh Jackman.
Anne Hathaway plays Fantine in the movie adaptation of the hit musical and brought in her own hairdresser for the emotional scene where her character becomes destitute and has her long hair chopped off.
Hugh Jackman, who takes the part of Jean Valjean, said: “They were in the make-up trailer discussing how they were going to do it because they had to cut it live on camera and she said, <<If you cut my head while you are doing it that would be great – to get the blood in the scene>>.”
He revealed the hairdresser is also featured.
“He had to wear a dress to pretend to be a woman.
“You don’t see his face, but if you look closely you can see these man hands holding the scissors.”
Anne Hathaway, who plays Fantine in Les Miserables, brought in her own hairdresser for the emotional scene where her character becomes destitute and has her long hair chopped off
Meanwhile ten-year-old Les Miserables star Isabelle Allen is treasuring a special gift from Hugh Jackman.
“He sent me a glass plaque – it was yellow to match my room,’ said an excited Isabelle, who plays young Cosette.
“It had my face engraved on it and three lines from Suddenly, the film’s original song. I’m going to keep it for ever.”
Isabelle Allen has now attracted interest in Hollywood, although her father Nigel admits: “It’s still early days.”
Anne Hathaway has been caught going commando in embarrassing pictures taken at the premiere of her new film, Les Miserables.
In what’s being dubbed as “Full Hathaway-gate”, Anne Hathaway suffered the major wardrobe malfunction in the full glare of the media spotlight as she exited her car at the premiere of her new movie in New York on Monday.
Anne Hathaway is said to be “devastated” after news publications around the world ran the pictures.
Emerging from her car and onto the red carpet, eager photographers snapped away and unwittingly caught Anne Hathaway – who was wearing a stunning creation by designer Tom Ford – in full exposure – on a night she chose to forgo underwear.
The usually sophisticated actress was clearly embarrassed by the wardrobe malfunction, which was largely due to the thigh high split of her black figure-hugging dress falling open as she got out of the car by swinging both her legs onto the pavement, flashing her lady parts in the process.
And Anne Hathaway, 30, was allegedly overheard telling Vanity Fair writer Ingrid Sischy at a luncheon the following day about the “devastating” mishap.
“I was getting out of the car and my dress was so tight that I didn’t realize it until I saw all the photographers’ flashes,” Anne Hathaway told the journalist at the luncheon, as reported by NY Daily News.
“It was devastating. They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them.”
Anne Hathaway has been caught going commando in embarrassing pictures taken at the premiere of her new film, Les Miserables
Since the unfortunate mishap, which is out of character for the usually demure and pulled together Anne Hathaway, many fashion editors have offered words of advice on how to avoid showing off too much flesh.
“It’s so much better to be caught in Spanx,” one fashionista said.
Though Anne Hathaway can be consoled by the thought that most celebrities have endured an embarrassing wardrobe mishap, after failing to master the art of stepping out of a car.
Even Kate Middleton was once famously photographed revealing her underwear trying to get out of a vehicle, and many have flashed a little too much of their cleavages on the red carpet.
The director of the Etiquette School of New York, Patricia Fitzpatrick, advised: “Knees together girls! When you’re sitting, you sit with your knees touching.”
Anne Hathaway, who plays Fantine in the hotly anticipated Les Misérables, took the opportunity to open up about starving herself for the role in a new photo shoot.
Anne Hathaway shed 25 lbs to portray the poverty-stricken factory worker forced to turn to prostitution, and it was no easy task.
She told the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter: “I just had to stop eating all for a total of 13 days shooting.”
Anne Hathaway shed the weight in two stages: she dropped 10 lbs in three weeks before filming, and then 15 lbs during production.
But Anne Hathaway was dedicated from the start – even before she landed the role.
Anne Hathaway, who plays Fantine in the hotly anticipated Les Misérables, took the opportunity to open up about starving herself for the role in a new photo shoot
The actress said: “There was resistance because I was between their ideal ages for the parts – maybe not mature enough for Fantine but past the point where I could believably play [Fantine’s daughter] Cosette (portrayed by Amanda Seyfried).
“And I did what I do when I really want a role: I got fiery and told my agent, <<Just get me in the room>>.”
The eerie images accompanying the interview see a barefoot Anne lead her co-stars Amanda, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne and Samantha Barks.
Les Misérables hits cinemas on Christmas Day. The new issue of The Hollywood Reporter is out on December 14.
Isla Fisher stole the show from her husband Sacha Baron Cohen in daring plunging white gown by Willow with triangular cut out panels which accentuated her slim figure and red hair at the London premiere of Les Misérables.
But it must have got a little chilly as the pair posed up and ever the gentleman, Sacha Baron Cohen offered his wife a chivalric hand and helped her into her black jacket.
Although all eyes may have been on Isla Fisher, 36, her 6ft 2in husband perhaps had the best view of her daring satin gown as she shone on the red carpet.
Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays Monsieur Thénardier alongside Helena Bonham Carter, did his best to look dashing next to his stunning wife.
There was a general theme of innocence as star of the show Anne Hathaway wore a glamorous pearl Givenchy gown that boasted sequin detail and off the shoulder sleeves.
The floor-length gown fell perfectly over her figure, hugging her hips before flowing out around her feet but the real drama of the dress came from the back.
The gown boasted a dipped hemline that scooped to the small of her back, leaving plenty of skin on show.
Isla Fisher stole the show from her husband Sacha Baron Cohen in daring plunging white gown at the London premiere of Les Misérables
Sacha Baron Cohen’s onscreen wife Helena Bonham Carter , who plays Madame Thénardier, looked just as quirky as usual in a black gown.
Isla Fisher recently said being “Mrs. Borat” can be rather embarrassing.
“I cannot tell you how embarrassing he is in social situations,” Isla Fisher said.
“To him, there’s no difference between the awkward gaffes he deliberately makes as a comic, and the terrible faux pas he innocently commits as my husband.”
Actress Anne Hathaway has revealed the extreme measures she took to lose weight for her role in Les Miserables.
Anne Hahaway, 29, takes on the role of the tragic Fantine in the big screen version of the hit musical and she admits she was “state of deprivation, physical and emotional” when filming ended.
To prepare for the part of a dying prostitute in the Nineteenth century French underclass, Anne Hathaway had to shave all her hair off and lose a drastic amount of weight as she didn’t want to rely on props or special effects.
Anne Hathaway told Vogue magazine that she dropped 10 pounds before shooting began on a strict cleanse.
She then lost another 15 lbs by following a near-starvation diet during two-week break in filming, consisting of two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day, the magazine reports.
Anne Hathaway told Vogue magazine: “I had to be obsessive about it – the idea was to look near death. Looking back on the whole experience – and I don’t judge it in any way – it was definitely a little nuts.
“It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway.”
She said: “I was in such a state of deprivation – physical and emotional. When I got home, I couldn’t react to the chaos of the world without being overwhelmed. It took me weeks till I felt like myself again.
“The first time I really threw everything into a part, which was when I did Rachel Getting Married, there was no one waiting for me when I got back. This time, Adam [Schulman, her husband] was there.
“He gets what I do and who I am and supports me in it, and that’s pretty awesome.”
Anne Hathaway has revealed the extreme measures she took to lose weight for her role in Les Miserables
But now Anne Hathaway seems to have re-gained her curves and she positively glowed on the magazine’s front cover.
Her creamy complexion is flawless and just a hint of cleavage can be seen in her elegant bottle-green gown.
Her elfin crop is slicked back to show off her large eyes and generous mouth and her only accessories are a pair of heavy diamond studs.
Anne Hathaway also opens up about her September wedding to Schulman, 31.
The couple tied the knot in Big Sur, California, and Anne Hathaway wore a custom-made Valentino number.
She said working with the designer was a memory she will “treasure forever”.
Anne Hathaway also proved recently that it’s not just dramatic, high-brow roles she can turn her hand to.
She hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend and her raucous performances, including parodying Katie Holmes and Claire Danes, went down a storm.
Barack Obama is counting on former President Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen, top surrogates for his campaign, to carry his message.
But he also has enlisted an army of A-list performers and public figures – from Lady Gaga to Billie Jean King, from Jay-Z to Crosby, Stills and Nash – to promote his re-election.
The Obama campaign provided a who’s-who of 181 actors, musicians, authors, athletes, mayors, Congress members, and more that fit any and all demographic groups in the president’s target zone.
All are being deployed to carry his message to television and radio in the waning days of a nip-and-tuck campaign.
On Saturday, Stevie Wonder played an unannounced concert for voters waiting in line to vote early in Cleveland.
Stevie Wonder opened a rally for Barack Obama by rocking the arena at the University of Cincinnati with a rendition of Keep on Running.
Stevie Wonder opened a rally for Barack Obama by rocking the arena at the University of Cincinnati with a rendition of Keep on Running
Songwriter John Legend, actor Laurence Fishburne, and congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis from Georgia were among those who went to Ohio to lead a Souls to the Polls effort with local churches.
The list includes some of Hollywood’s big names – Samuel L. Jackson, Anne Hathaway, and Scarlett Johansson – who were talking to Top 40 radio stations.
Samuel L. Jackson and comedian Chris Rock were on stations with primarily African American audiences urging voters to go to the polls Tuesday.
Danny DeVito and members of the FX sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia have canvassed neighborhoods in Wisconsin, made phone calls and visited colleges in the state.
Newly released Batman film The Dark Knight Rises made an estimated $160 million at US and Canadian box offices in its opening weekend, a record for a non 3-D film.
But the blockbuster’s takings were below industry forecasts made before the mass shooting at a midnight showing of the film in Colorado on Friday.
Projected figures suggested the film would make an estimated $173 million, based on Friday receipts.
Twelve people were killed and 58 hurt in the attack at a cinema in Aurora.
The Dark Knight Rises made an estimated $160 million at US and Canadian box offices in its opening weekend
The top two highest-ever openings were both 3-D films – The Avengers with $207 million and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with $169 million.
“For this film (Dark Knight) to still be in the rarefied air of the top-three openings of all time is phenomenal, given the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the release of this film,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a box office analyst for Hollywood.com.
Following the shooting, US cinemas tightened security and Warner Bros scaled down its promotional plans.
A movie premiere in Paris was cancelled, along with personal appearances by the cast and crew in Japan and Mexico.
“My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act,” Anne Hathaway said in a statement.
“I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”
The third and final film in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman series stars Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway. It cost Warner Bros $250 million to make.
Studios including Sony, Fox, Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros publicly withdrew their usual official revenue reports out of respect for the victims and their families, but sources gave details of the takings to media outlets.
Last week’s number one, Ice Age: Continental Drift, dropped to second place, with The Amazing Spider-Man in third.
Seth MacFarlane’s R-rated comedy Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg opposite a foul-mouthed CGI teddy bear, is in fourth spot, while Disney animation Brave is at number five.
Anne Hathaway lost a staggering 16 lbs of her already slim frame to take on the role of Fantine in the new movie adaptation of Les Miserables.
In a new interview, Anne Hathaway, 29, has revealed the extents she went to in a bid to shed the pounds.
The actress told Allure magazine that she underwent some “pretty crazy weight stuff” to get in shape for the role, and survived on radishes and hummus alone.
In the interview, completed as Anne Hathaway was shooting Les Miserables, she said: “I’m on day six of detox… this diet makes me break out, so I love that. Nothing like living on hummus and radishes and then be all, <<And I got a pimple. Yeah!>>”
Anne Hathaway lost a staggering 16 lbs of her already slim frame to take on the role of Fantine in the new movie adaptation of Les Miserables
Anne Hathaway added to the magazine that the hardest part was giving up her favorite food, cheese.
She said: “Cheese is amazing… (but) once you’re over the cheese hump, there’s nothing really left.”
As well as losing weight for Les Miserables, Anne hathaway was also under pressure to get into shape to take on the role of Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.
In particular, Anne Hathaway described the pressure of squeezing herself into the character’s famous catsuit as a “psychological terrorist”.
Anne Hathaway said: “The Catwoman suit. It was a psychological terrorist. The suit, thoughts of my suit, changing my life so I would fit into that suit … it dominated my year.”
Anne Hathaway has been on a strict diet in a bit to lose weight to play the role of dying prostitute Fantine in the movie adaptation of Les Miserables.
Anne Hathaway, 29, displayed the results of the regime, which saw her consuming just 500 calories a day – significantly less than the recommended daily allowance of 2,000 calories a day – as she shot scenes for the movie alongside Hugh Jackman in London.
The actress was seen wearing a pale lilac short-sleeved dress as she shot the scenes on the balcony location, standing next to Hugh Jackman – who sported unruly grey hair for his part.
Anne Hathaway’ once-lustrous long brown hair had also been replaced by a blunt crop, necessary for the role of the hungry, dying prostitute.
It is believed that Anne Hathaway has lost around 16 lbs in just three weeks in preparation for the beginning of shooting.
Anne Hathaway displayed the results of the regime, which saw her consuming just 500 calories a day, as she shot scenes for Les Miserables alongside Hugh Jackman
A source told the Daily Mirror earlier this month: “Anne is playing a destitute factory worker-come-lady of the night.
“Unfortunately, she only has 15 to 20 days to lose as much weight as possible – up to a stone-and-a-half – because she’s been filming the scenes showing her fit and healthy, almost slightly chubby.
“It’s not ideal but, as with any high-budget movie, there are strict time constraints.
“Producers have assigned her a personal trainer and she is literally eating nothing more than a couple of apples a day, and some protein – mainly in the form of a shake.”
However, producers are said to be making sure doctors keep a close eye on the actress during the short-term diet.
Meanwhile, in the movie Hugh Jackman is playing Jean Valjean, a poor man on the run from the police after he was released from prison after a 19 year stretch for stealing bread for his family.
The character is being pursued by Russell Crowe’s Inspector Javert, who released Valjean on parole, but then later decided to dedicate his life to imprisoning him again.
The film also stars Irish tenor Colm Wilkinson, who appears as the Bishop of Digne and was the original Jean Valjean in the West End and Broadway musical productions.
And it has quite the stellar cast as well as Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, with Eddie Redmayne as Marius Pontmercy, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thénardier, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier.