I have added nearly 300 HQ Blu-ray screen caps of Aaron Tveit in Les Misérables. In the film, he portrayed the student revolutionary leader, Enjolras, donning an iconic red coat for the role. (Also, in case you missed it, I also added pics from the motion picture soundtrack booklet.) The images are very, very high-quality, so I hope you all enjoy. If you end up making graphics with the caps, please comment below and provide a link — I’d personally love to see your work.
In another press piece from yesterday’s SXSW event, The Hollywood Reporter kindly highlights Aaron Tveit’s transition from stage to screen star. There’s a discussion on distancing himself from being strictly a singing-actor, and how “Graceland” allows himself to establish himself as a solid actor. He also talks about Enjolras “groupies” and how it feels to be a heartthrob (hint: he doesn’t really pay any mind to it at all). Check out an excerpt below before heading to the source for more.
THR: Thinking about Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele, it seems the “Glee” model has really opened up television to the stage actors…
Tveit: Nowadays, but it wasn’t always the case. It used to be that you kind of got pigeonholed into one thing: you’re either a stage actor or a TV actor or a movie actor. Today, there’s a lot of crossover with film actors doing television, which never happened before, so those lines are a little bit more blurred than they used to be. One thing that I wanted to try to do was try to keep my musical stage work separate from my onscreen work at first. I know I did the Les Mis film, but I had also done a lot of television and movie work that had nothing to do with singing. I wanted to try and do that first.
THR: Won’t you miss singing?
Tveit: I do miss singing. Now that we’re not shooting ["Graceland"], I’m going back to New York where I’m putting a concert together that’s like a one-man show.
THR: Tell us more…
Tveit: A couple of venues in New York really support going in with a band and a one-person show. I’m still working on the set list but it’ll be songs that I’ve sung on previous shows, songs that I love, standards from pop culture, a little bit of everything. I’ve been away for 14 months, but when I get back home, I’m going to start working on it. That will kind of satisfy my singing wishes and desires.
FOR MORE, GO HERE.
Most HQ pictures courtesy of Ali and Sara.
This evening (February 24th), Aaron Tveit attended the 85th annual Academy Awards — his first! There are plenty of pictures of him on the red carpet, looking sharp in a suit and a pair of fun striped socks. He and the Les Misérables cast – including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen – all joined together onstage to sing as a group for the first time.
As part of a musical medley (celebrating Chicago, Dreamgirls, and Les Mis), the cast performed “One Day More.” Although it was truncated a bit, Aaron still had time to shine as he commanded the stage with Enjolras’ fiery passion. Check it out:
Earlier today on her official Twitter, Amanda Seyfried shared this picture Aaron Tveit and Eddie Redmayne during Les Misérables rehearsals. The star-studded cast hit the Dolby Theatre to perform a couple of songs in preparation for Sunday’s Academy Awards. Aaron, Eddie, and Amanda will join Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sasha Baron-Cohen, and Samantha Barks for a special medley.
Broadway World announced that the cast will unite for “One Day More” at the Oscars (backing vocals provided by previous members of Les Mis productions, like the Hollywood Bowl and West End), with Anne singing “I Dreamed a Dream” solo, as part of a movie-musical tribute. The Oscar-nominated song written for the film, “Suddenly,” is also being sung by Hugh.
Click the image to the right, where Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive trailer for the film’s upcoming home release, including new interviews from the cast and crew. Unfortunately, there was no new footage featuring Aaron Tveit; however, check out the list of features on the DVD/Blu-Ray on EW’s site. Hopefully the following will highlight him (especially “Battle at the Barricade”):
• Les Misérables Singing Live: The star-studded cast and production team discuss how the daunting challenge of singing live rather than lip-syncing to pre-recorded tracks ultimately gave them the creative freedom to deliver nuanced, emotionally powerful performances.
• Battle at the Barricade: Director Tom Hooper wanted the dramatic building of the barricade to be as visceral and intense as possible, so he had his actors build it in real time, literally hurling furniture out of windows to construct an actual barricade. This featurette takes an in-depth look at the creation and filming of all the action on this remarkable set.
• The Stars of Les Misérables: Director Tom Hooper talks about casting the iconic characters, and the actors discuss why it was important to them to be a part of this groundbreaking version of Les Misérables.
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Last night (January 27th), Aaron Tveit attended his first Screen Actors Guild Awards. Les Misérables was nominated for the top prize at the event, Best Ensemble, at the prestigious award show in which actors vote for fellow actors. Although they lost to the cast of Argo, Anne Hathaway did win Best Supporting Actress for the film. There aren’t too many pictures of Aaron from the evening, but those few in the gallery are HQ thanks to the lovely DeAdele! Check out some videos below:
With the movie officially released in two of the hottest markets – the US and the UK – actors who were involved in the making of Les Misérables are finally able to release some behind the scenes photos from the set. Many of these actors portrayed the student revolutionaries in the film, whom Aaron Tveit worked alongside. Hopefully more will continue to be posted; in the meantime, I’ve collected a few – including one of Aaron with Daniel Huttlestone (Gavroche) – for a new gallery section. I hope can share a few others soon.
Congratulations are in order to Aaron Tveit, as he’s currently starring in an Academy Award-nominated film. As announced this morning, Les Misérables earned a respectable eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Hugh Jackman), and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Anne Hathaway). The original song, “Suddenly,” written by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil, has also been nominated. Check out the full list of Les Mis‘s nods below, then head to the source for the (at times, very surprising) list of this year’s Oscar nominees:
Best Picture: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh (Producers)
Actor in a Leading Role: Hugh Jackman
Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway
Costume Design: Paco Delgado
Makeup and Hairstyling: Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell
Music (Original Song): “Suddenly” – Claude Michel-Schönberg (Music); Herbert Kretzmer, Alain Boublil (Lyrics)
Production Design: Eve Stewart (Production Design), Anna Lynch-Robinson (Set Decoration)
Sound Mixing: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Simon Hayes
FOR THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES, GO HERE.
Kicking off the new season of Broadway.com’s “Show People” – hosted by Paul Wontorek – is special guest, Aaron Tveit. It’s a very lengthy interview, clocking in at just over 25-minutes, and hitting various subjects along the way — including Les Misérables (if you’ve ever wanted to know the proper way to say Enjolras, look no further), brilliant-but-canceled Catch Me If You Can, Aaron’s upcoming television series “Graceland,” and why he’s not going to join Twitter. He and Paul have a great and easy rapport throughout, making the interview seem almost conversational while still promoting his on-the-rise career.
Preparing for Les Misérables‘ Chrismas day release in North America, the Times Herald-Record has released a short article on Middletown native, Aaron Tveit. As expected, it revolves around Les Mis, with some extra details that were previously unreleased (including more details on Aaron’s audition/process to score the role of Enjolras). Sounds like he had a pretty special weekend when finding out he’d gotten both that role and Mike Warren in “Graceland” only a couple of days apart!
When Middletown native Aaron Tveit first heard about the film adaptation of Les Misérables, he heard Tom Hooper was directing and Hugh Jackman was attached. That was all the information he needed.
“They weren’t casting yet, but I got the script anyway,” said Tveit. “I was like, ‘You know what, I’m gonna put myself on tape.’ So I basically told my agents to send it somewhere.”
He taped himself playing lead role Marius Pontmercy; the tape reached the casting director, who invited him to an hourlong session with Hooper. Then another session. Then stars started attaching themselves — Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried. It got a little tense, but it worked out.
FOR MORE, GO HERE.