September 16, 2015 • Category: Catch Me If You Can
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, Ghost Town
, Gossip Girl
, Grease: Live
, Law & Order: SVU
, Les Misérables
, Next To Normal
, The Good Wife
, Ugly Betty
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From his first filmed appearance in Ghost Town to his extensive involvement in two original Broadway shows (Next To Normal and Catch Me If You Can) to Fox’s upcoming “Grease: Live,” Aaron has a lot to talk about. In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, he sat down to reminisce over these career highlights and milestones, including his curly Enjolras wig and which role of his has yielded a lot of very strong opinions.
Check out an excerpt below before heading to the source for the full piece — not to mention a few new gifs sprinkled throughout:
Aaron Tveit: The word that really comes to mind is “us.” It’s such a collective experience between myself and my cast, and our creators and our showrunners, and our crew — we just really love each other and have so much fun. We all live in Florida to shoot the show, so I think that creates a sense of our own little community because we’re all transplanted. So when I think about “Graceland,” I really think about the entire group of cast and crew.
Do you guys do fun stuff after filming?
AT: Yeah, it’s interesting because we all kind of live there in a place where we don’t live. We all do our own thing, but then we all feel the itch of loneliness at the same time and we’ll all text each other like, “Hey, want to go get dinner this weekend?” So we all feel this at similar times.
Do you have any crazy Florida stories?
AT: You take your life in your own hands driving down the street every day. Having to drive I-95 every day in Florida is like, the most dangerous experience.
Thanks to daisythecoder for the scans.
DA MAN recently spoke to Aaron Tveit about his passion: acting. In a new interview, he delves into particulars about his career, like what drove him to pursue acting and how singing (another important aspect in his life) can further impact a dramatic scene. He also mentions both “Graceland” and Les Misérables, including how he landed those gigs. There are some great, insightful quotes throughout the interview, which I highly recommend you check out.
You can download the current issue of DA MAN right now, through their official site. Please do so in order to support the magazine, especially Aaron’s issue. In the meantime, check out an excerpt below (along with a few new gorgeous photos from the spread in the gallery):
DA: What is it about music you think makes such a great complement to other storytelling forms including film and theater?
AT: That’s a fantastic question. I really think music just adds such a level to a story. I find myself being overcome with emotion in music. The music allows us to go to another level of storytelling, especially as we don’t go around singing in our daily lives. Music allows a new level of emotional expression to be achieved in a story and creates an environment for the audience to be swept away, literally.
DA: What is acting to you, then?
AT: I am very grateful and proud to say that acting is something I absolutely love to do. It was something that I used to do for myself and for fun, and I now am lucky enough to do it for a living.
DA: How do you define a successful actor?
AT: That’s a tough one. There aren’t enough roles for how many wonderful actors there are, so I think we all need to find success in what we are doing on a daily basis. We love this job, we pour everything into it, and we do it for ourselves. We need to allow that to determine our own personal definitions of success and fulfillment.
March 21, 2013 • Category: Gallery
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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:
February 22, 2013 • Category: General News
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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.
February 12, 2013 • Category: Film News
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Les Misérables will be released on DVD/Blu-ray March 22nd! Fans will have the option to buy the DVD or a combo pack boasting even more special features.
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”):
Pre-Order Les Misérables from Amazon.com:
• 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.
Blu-ray & DVD
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:
January 21, 2013 • Category: Film News
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January 10, 2013 • Category: Film News
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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.