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'Les Miserables': The cast imagines singing another role [Video]

December 19, 2012|By Nicole Sperling

Amanda Seyfried may have put it best: "I'm just so sick of my part," she said half in jest of her role as Cossette, but as an explanation for why she put "I Dreamed a Dream" into her karaoke machine and sang Fantine's iconic song in her bedroom.

"It wasn't as good as yours," she said with a laugh to Anne Hathaway, who plays the role in "Les Miserables," during the Envelope Screening Series.

When asked what other parts they would like to sing, both Hathaway and co-star Hugh Jackman said it would be Inspector Javert's "Stars," sung in the film by Russell Crowe.

"We all read the novel before we started and it became a touchstone for all of us," Hathaway said. "The music is the poetry of Victor Hugo's novel."

For Jackman, Javert's song was what he first sang in an audition straight out of drama school for Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." He didn't land the role and when the casting director asked him why he chose such a song, he replied that it was the only one he had the music for.

The man's response: "You can put that away. You'll never be singing that."

Click on the video above to finally see Jackman sing a few bars of the song that got away.


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