Russell Crowe's Les Miserables bonding sessions

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 December 2012
Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe helped the cast of 'Les Miserables' to bond by inviting his fellow stars back to his home for drinks and singing

Russell Crowe was the "glue" of the 'Les Miserables' set.

The actor - who plays Javert in the big screen adaptation of the famous musical - invited his castmates to his home where they bonded over drinks and songs.

Anne Hathaway - who plays Fantine in the production - said: "Russell was the glue. He was the first to say 'Why don't you come to my house? We'll have a couple of drinks and we'll sing.' "

Hugh Jackman - who plays Jean Valjean - also tried to keep the atmosphere light on set by breaking into song.

He told People magazine: "I sang 'Hallelujah' with Russell and Annie and I did a bit of an impromptu show, waiting for the rain to stop."

Despite trying to improve morale on set, Hugh - who initially shed 15 pounds for the role before eating loads to gain 30 more pounds to emulate his alter-ego's growing success - insists filming the motion picture was a "harrowing" experience.

He explained: "It was a harrowing emotional experience. But in the end, it was worth it ... I was eating anything I could. If ever there are any outtakes, there's a lot of me burping."

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