Aaron Talks About Life on – and Beyond – the Barricade

December 19, 2012 • Category: General News, Les Misérables 0

Aaron Tveit finally has a new interview just in time for Les Misérables‘ U.S. release date on Christmas day. In it, he talks a bit about the movie-musical adaptation (including his experience of singing live on set and how that compares to a stint Broadway), his new USA Network show (and that we can expect a “complicated” character in Mike Warren), and his plans regarding future stage musicals (which he plans on “never ever” walking away from). There’s some great new info! Check out an excerpt below before heading to the source for more; it’s also been added to the press archive.

When you auditioned for the film, did you initially audition for Enjolras?
Aaron Tveit:
I sent in a tape for Marius. I put “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” and “In My Life” on tape. I’ve never done Les Miz in New York. I was too young by the time it closed on Broadway, and I was doing something else when the revival happened. When I went in for Tom, they wanted me to prepare all the Enjolras material and read for Enjolras. It was actually, I have to say, my naïveté. It’s funny, once I got more and more familiar with the material and when I read the novel, I was like, “Wow, this is a really, really great role,” and I felt very much better suited for it.

How did your theater experience and training help you on this film?
A lot of stuff that I’ve done in television and film, you do much smaller takes. But the way that Tom shot this, we literally were shooting five- and six-minute sections, like whole songs. Because of that, you kind of had to always be in the moment and always be in character. You kind of had to be fully living in this world for the whole length of the takes. Coming from a background of being onstage, you’re onstage for two and a half hours and you’re in it for the whole time no matter what you’re doing. Even if you don’t have a line, you have to stay in it. I think I definitely used a lot of that background that I personally had to help me focus while we were shooting.


‘Les Misérables’ Clip – “One Day More”

December 18, 2012 • Category: ATN Exclusive, Film News, Les Misérables 0

This isn’t so much a clip as it is the entire song; but for those interested, you can now watch the full “One Day More” scene from the movie-musical, Les Misérables. Needless to say, it’s a spoiler, so only watch if you’re content with viewing this pinnacle moment in the story out of context. Aaron Tveit is (of course) shown throughout quite a bit, gathering a few special moments for his character along the way.

ATF Exclusive: For those who didn’t catch my tweet about it, I was lucky enough to see Les Mis on Friday. I wrote up an experience on my website, if you’re interested in thoughts from a mega-fan of the musical and novel. (Beware of spoilers!)

‘Premium Rush’ Screen Caps Added

December 17, 2012 • Category: Film News, Gallery, Premium Rush 0

Screen caps courtesy of MAD Online.

For those who might not have caught the news, Aaron Tveit had a small role in Premium Rush, a film released earlier this year starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Thirty screen caps from his scene have been added to the gallery. His role is small (and funny), but you may still want to check out the action-packed movie; it’s being released on DVD/Blu-ray Friday, December 21st. Be sure to place your orders on Amazon! In the meantime, enjoy pictures of his very college campus look.

19th Annual SAG Awards Nominations Released

December 12, 2012 • Category: Film News, General News, Les Misérables 0

Nominations for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have been released — and Les Misérables did extraordinarily well. Aaron Tveit earned his first SAG Awards nomination for being part of the ensemble, scoring a nom in the prestigious Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Congratulations, Aaron! Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway also picked up Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role/Female Actor in a Supporting Role, respectively. The film also received a Stunt Ensemble nom.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
LES MISÉRABLES (Universal Pictures)
ISABELLE ALLEN / Young Cosette
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Madame Thénardier
HUGH JACKMAN / Jean Valjean
AARON TVEIT / Enjolras


‘Les Misérables’ New York Premiere

December 10, 2012 • Category: Film News, Gallery, General News, Les Misérables, Public Appearances 0

Tonight, December 10th, New York held the Les Misérables premiere — and Aaron Tveit was finally in attendance! Others at the premiere included co-stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne Samantha Barks, Sacha Baron Cohen, Isabelle Allen, and Daniel Huttlestone. There were also a few Broadway veterans there, including Norm Lewis (who’s played Javert) and Cheyenne Jackson. Pictures are still coming in, so keep checking back for more. I’ll also edit this post with interviews should any videos come in.

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New ‘Les Mis’ Image ft. Enjolras

December 6, 2012 • Category: Film News, Gallery, Les Misérables 1

So, here’s something interesting. The Les Misérables official site has been thoroughly updated, now including biographies for crew and the main eight actors — with one blank spot. Fitting for Enjolras, right? A poster on IMDb shared various background images for each cast member used on the revamped website, including the above image featuring Aaron Tveit as the fearless student leader. Hopefully this means we can expect an additional biography to round out the main nine Les Mis cast members, this time (finally) shining a light on Aaron.

Weekend Poll: Which Actor Are You Most Excited to See in ‘Les Mis’?

December 1, 2012 • Category: Les Misérables 0

Broadway.com is hosting a weekend poll, asking visitors “which Les Misérables movie performance are you most excited to see?” The options offer up the entire main cast, including Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Javert), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette), Samantha Barks (Eponine), Helena Bonham Carter (Mme. Thenardier), Sacha Baron Cohen (Thenardier), and… Aaron Tveit as Enjolras. ATF strongly encourages checking out the poll and voting for who you’re most excited to see in the film — who is Aaron, of course, right?


‘Les Mis’ Film Still features Aaron Tveit with Les Amis de l’ABC

November 26, 2012 • Category: Film News, Gallery, Les Misérables 0

This has to be one of my favorite film stills released from Les Misérables so far, with Les Amis de l’ABC featured inside Café Musain. It’s nice to see the “barricade boys” finally get some publicity attention, plus it’s great to get the first look inside the iconic cafe. Along with Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit is pictured with George Blagden, who plays Grantaire in the movie adaptation of the musical.

Edit: I’ve added five additional stills, courtesy of hope72. (Thanks again!)

New French Poster for ‘Les Misérables’

November 26, 2012 • Category: Film News, Gallery, Les Misérables 0

Four New ‘Les Mis’ Film Stills Added

November 20, 2012 • Category: Film News, Gallery, Les Misérables 0

While scouring the web for some new Les Misérables content, I ran across these amazing film stills featuring Aaron Tveit (and the barricade boys). As far as I know, these haven’t been shared widespread at all, so I hope many of you are seeing them for the first time and that you enjoy the newest insight into the upcoming film.