“‘Les Mis’ was Incredible, Challenging, Amazing,” says Aaron

July 17, 2012 • Category: Film News, General News, Les Misérables 1

Broadway.com recently had the chance to talk to Aaron Tveit, who was questioned about the upcoming epic musical, Les Misérables. When asked about the experience of playing Enjolras, the iconic student revolutionary, Aaron said that it was “incredible, challenging, amazing.” Check out more of what he had to say about the film, including the discipline of singing live on set and even that blond wig:

Les Mis was incredible, challenging, amazing,” he said of playing student revolutionary Enjolras. “I can’t wait to see it. Russell [Crowe] and Hugh [Jackman] and Annie [Hathaway] are just going to blow people’s minds.”

Part of the challenge, according to Tveit (and co-star Hugh Jackman) came from director Hooper’s choice to have the actors sing the famous score live during filming rather than use tracks produced later in a recording studio. As Enjolras, Tveit had to perform numbers like “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “One Day More” at full voice during long days of filming. Luckily, the vet of Hairspray, Wicked, Next to Normal, and Catch Me If You Can had his Broadway experience to rely on. “I knew how to prepare myself physically for it,” he explained. “You’re working 12 or 13 hours a day and singing the songs over and over and over again. That’s so hard! I did feel like I had an advantage because I know the grind of an eight show week, which really helped. It’s gonna be fantastic.”

Also fantastic? Tveit in his French student look, which we got a peek at when on-set photos of the actor and co-star Eddie Redmayne (Marius) were leaked. Tveit, for one, was enthusiastic about his flowing locks. “It was good!” he said with a laugh. “It was very transformative. The wig is an important part of the costume, and it put me right in the period.”

One Response to ““‘Les Mis’ was Incredible, Challenging, Amazing,” says Aaron”

  1. Aaron,
    Fabulous performance in “Les Miserables.”
    One question: can you tell me where to purchase the wig you wore or who were the manufacturers? Have a child with medical hair loss and feel that would be a perfect match for him!

    Best regards from a fan!

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