‘Les Miserables’ Original Song: Hear Hugh Jackman Sing ‘Suddenly’ in New Behind The Scenes Featurette (VIDEO)
Tom Hooper added a splash of something new to the new big screen adaptation of the Broadway classic Les Miserables.
In addition to the musical’s beloved tunes like “I Dreamed a Dream,” “A Heart Full of Love” and “One Day More,” the new film features a brand new song, “Suddenly," performed by Hugh Jackman.
“When I read the novel of Les Miserables I felt the one thing missing from the musical was the acknowledgement of how central falling in love with little Cosette was to Jean Valjean and what it’s like to become a father in an unexpected way,” Hooper says in a new featurette released by Universal Pictures last week.
“There is a chapter in the book that, I think, only a camera can catch . . . he realizes that he starts to feel something for this little girl,” echoes Claude-Michel Schonberg, the co-screenwriter and co-creator of the stage musical.
“It’s a feeling he never had before . . . on stage, it’s very difficult to catch the intimacy of this moment.”
“I was in a room with probably the most famous people in the theater world . . . [they’ve] created a song and this is the first time I’m singing it back to them. I felt unbelievably blessed in that moment,” Jackman says in the featurette.
Check out the video above for snippets of ‘Suddenly,’ a new original song penned just for the film. Share your reaction to the track below.