Courtesy : Variety
Two of the biggest stars taht starred in a huge film together back then went on to have a virtual reunion and those are none other than Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman. Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman first met when he hosted the Academy Awards in 2009, and became friends when they co-starred in 2012’s “Les Misérables” — which brought him an Oscar nomination for best actor and her a win for supporting actress.
In Variety's Actors on Actors, the duo had their virtual Les Miserables reunion. Hathaway said, "What I learned about you when we were on “Les Miz” is that you’re so charming and so unflappable, but you’re actually really serious. I think that someone like Deb is great for you, because I think you guys complement each other."
Jackman responded, "I’m kind of a little like my dad in that way. Things can become very serious: This is what we need to do. I can just be a little serious and a little boring. Actually, Deb will kind of say that to me. She’ll be like, “Hello, hello? Come on, we can have some fun here!” She’s awesome for me." Hathaway said, "I never found you boring. I remember on “Les Miz,” I feel like that made all of us stand up a little straighter and dig a little deeper. Because I feel like with musical theater, it’s so easy to get caught up in the joy of it."
Jackman responded, "Thank you. Let me return the compliment by saying we rehearsed for nine weeks, and I remember your first rehearsal. 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.
You came to the set with all this research, which I actually found through Tom Hooper, our director. He said, “You should check out this research.” It was unbelievable because, with Amy Stevens Hammond, who’s a dramaturg by training and now does research, everything is practical. I’ve worked with her on everything apart from Wolverine movies since then, in the last eight years. I actually just got all my research books from her on “The Music Man.”
The conversation continued with several things to follow but remembering Les Miz was indeed a treat!