Russell Crowe - Russell Crowe's Les Miserables bonding sessions

Russell Crowe was the ''glue'' of the 'Les Miserables' set.

The actor - who plays Javert in the big screen adaptation of the famous musical - invited his castmates to his home where they bonded over drinks and songs.

Anne Hathaway - who plays Fantine in the production - said: ''Russell was the glue. He was the first to say 'Why don't you come to my house? We'll have a couple of drinks and we'll sing.' ''

Hugh Jackman - who plays Jean Valjean - also tried to keep the atmosphere light on set by breaking into song.

He told People magazine: ''I sang 'Hallelujah' with Russell and Annie and I did a bit of an impromptu show, waiting for the rain to stop.''

Despite trying to improve morale on set, Hugh - who initially shed 15 pounds for the role before eating loads to gain 30 more pounds to emulate his alter-ego's growing success - insists filming the motion picture was a ''harrowing'' experience.

He explained: ''It was a harrowing emotional experience. But in the end, it was worth it ... I was eating anything I could. If ever there are any outtakes, there's a lot of me burping.''


Tags: Russell Crowe - Anne Hathaway - Hugh Jackman


More Russell Crowe

Meg Ryan And John Mellencamp Split. Why is Meg Ryan So Unlucky In Love?

The greatest surprise that celebrity watchers will feel for the split of actor Meg Ryan and singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, was the fact that these two...

'The Water Diviner': Russell Crowe Invites Us On An Inside Look Into His Powerful Gallipoli Drama

Russell Crowe has invited his fans to join him for a first look at his new movie, The Water Diviner. In a new featurette, Crowe's...

The Water Diviner Trailer

Russell Crowe talks in depth about his brand new war drama 'The Water Diviner' in a featurette which also features interviews with other cast members...

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Shields Off The Competition To Top Box Office

Captain America: The Winter Soldier fought off some pretty serious opposition to maintain its position at the top of the box office, while three newcomers...


'Noah' And Five Other Movies That Sparked Religious Controversy

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah might have faced some religious controversy during its initial opening, but its ridden that wave right to the top of the US...

'Captain America: The Winter Solider' Breaks April Box Office Record With $96.2 Million Weekend

Marvel Studios' latest instalment, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', is proving to be hugely popular, not just among comic book fans, but all cinemagoers as...

Yoga, Painting, Boyfriends And Theatre: Emma Watson Looks To The Future Now Hermione’s Not Holding Her Back

Emma Watson has been doing a lot of pondering on the next stage of her life. The Noah actress is now on the brink of...

'Noah': An Epic Of Biblical Proportions Taking America By Storm

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky has experimented with most genres over the course of his career, from brainy freak-out ('Pi') to gritty self-discovery ('The Wrestler') by way...



Russell Crowe Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Russell Crowe

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All