Hugh Jackman Reveals ‘Les Miserables’ Workout Regimen

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The actor spent three hours in the gym every day on a no carbohydrate diet to obtain Jean Valjean’s lean physique.

Hugh Jackman is no stranger to getting his body lean and mean for the screen.

In the case of though, the Aussie actor had to undergo an arduous training process in order to portray Jean Valjean as a gaunt prisoner in the opening act of Tom Hooper‘s movie musical.

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Speaking to , Jackman reveals his workout regimen, saying, "Weirdly, this was almost more physical in a way than an movie! I was spending even longer in the gym — like three hours in the gym — because I needed to be as emaciated as possible, but still keep some muscle on for Jean Valjean. He’s actually written as an ox of a man, so I had…

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By Nicholas Maithya Posted in Reviews

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