Transforming two of Hollywood's most attractive actors into the decrepit 19th century underclass was no mean feat for the make-up artists of Les Miserables.Anne Hathaway had to become a disease-riddled prostitute and Hugh Jackman a hardened convict peasant...and this new featurette reveals all.
The cast of the hotly anticipated movie adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic also speak out about singing live on the film and how much better it is than having a pre-recorded soundtrack.
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Transformation: Make up artist had to wok hard to give Hugh Jackman the appearance of a hardened 19th century convict
He also wore a beard extension and his head was altered to give the appearance of his hair being hacked off by jailors.
She also explained how she made Anne Hathaway's teeth a 'bloody mess' by painting over her real ones.
Ragged: Jackman had to have a beard extension and wear contact lenses to make his eyes bloodshot
Wretched: Anne Hathaway was transformed into a disease-riddled prostitute for her role of Fantine
Talking about her prostitute's teeth, Hathaway, 30, said: 'A lot of people had to plastic mould over their teeth. I was lucky I just painted over my own.'
The director Tom Hooper also expressed his admiration for Hathaway for actually having all her locks chopped off for the famous hair scene.
Her character Fantine is forced to sell her hair for money and Hathaway, as Fantine, is pictured sobbing while her tresses are hacked off.
Realistic: The Devil Wears Prada star had to paint over her teeth to give the appearance of a stumpy mess
Brutal: In once scene Hathaway has to have a tooth ripped out
Painted faces: Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter also feature in the filmHooper said: 'We tried to talk her out of it but she insisted' because there would have been a way with some clever camera trickery to imitate her actually losing her hair.
The cast also opened up about the benefits of singing every note live.
Jackman, 44, said it makes the film more 'profound' and that it gave him more 'freedom'.
He added: 'It has to feel real.'
Amanda Seyfried, who plays Cosette, agreed.
She said: It's so much more powerful. It can make you want to cry.'
Family time: Jackman was spotted leaving a New York hotel with his with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness on Sunday