The stars of upcoming movie musical Les Miserables were put under extra pressure during filming as director Tom Hooper ordered them to sing live on set.
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star in the big screen adaptation of the hit stage show and they have said that Hooper broke with tradition and banned vocal dubbing during the singing scenes,reported Daily Star.
The move meant the actors had to perfect their vocal performances without the help of a recording studio setting and sing along to a live pianist on set.
“The idea of singing live is daunting,but what it gives you is freedom… I can take a break,I can move on,I can speed up,I can slow it down – which means I just have to worry about acting it,” Jackman said.
Hathaway said,”It’s gonna (sic) be different for sure. This is the first time anyone has ever tried it like this.”
The film,which is an adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel set in 19th-century France,will hit theatres on December 25,2012.