Eddie Redmayne nervous about Les Miserables singing

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Michelle Williams plays the role of the iconic Marilyn Monroe in this 2011 drama film directed by Simon Curtis. Based on two books by Colin Clark, it depicts the making of the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl, which starred Marilyn Monroe (Williams) and Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh).
January 11th, 2012

Eddie Redmayne is nervous about singing in Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'.

The 'My Week with Marilyn' actor - who is starring as student leader Marius in the eagerly anticipated musical - has begun vocal warm-ups for the movie, but is not entirely confident about how his performance will go.

Speaking at the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award shortlist announcement - where he is nominated alongside Chris O'Dowd, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and Adam Deacon, he told BANG Showbiz: "I'm just starting to do vocal warm-ups for 'Les Miserables'. I am singing! I would be lying if I said I was completely cool with it. But I did sing a bit as a kid and my parents took me to see that play when I was younger - it's amazing what a following it has, and so many avid fans."

Eddie also revealed the singing performances will be shot live on the film set as opposed to a pre-recorded version, and he is excited because it means there will be "spontaneity" in the movie.

He said: "It will be a production recording because otherwise you go into a recording studio, record an album and then go and make a music video. The great thing about film is the spontaneity, when you're acting in the moment; it's one of Michelle Williams' amazing things in 'My Week with Marilyn'.

"But if you are having to mime over something you did in a studio, how do you find that spontaneity? So I'm thrilled that Tom is looking to do that."

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