Last week we got our first look at actor Hugh Jackman in character as Jean Valjean on the set of Les Misérables but those photos were taken from behind and from far away. Today, Hugh is sharing the first official promo photo of his Valjean character on his official Twitter profile. According to Hugh, the ragamuffiny homeless look that Valjean is sporting in this photo is about to change … so click below for a close-up look at his “convict look”.
Very excited about how the first days of filming are going!! Check out my convict look…but its changing soon. / And yes, the convict beard and hair are gone. Got to shave it off last night!
Erm, Hugh looks much better in this photo than he did in the earlier photos. Honestly, I was very impressed with how disheveled and dirty Hugh‘s Valjean looks in the photos we saw last week. This close-up shot is, well, very handsome. I can’t say I’m a big fan of Les Mis (saw the show on stage and fell asleep) but I’m quite curious about this new version of the tale. Do y’all think Hugh Jackman will make a good Jean Valjean? Are you excited for this adaptation?