STAGE TUBE: Helena Bonham Carter Talks Playing the Vengeful 'Madame Thenardier' in LES MISERABLES!
The star-studded cast of Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh's upcoming motion picture adaptation of the smash mega-musical Les Misérables recently sat down and talked about each of their roles, as well as the filming process. Watch an interview with Helena Bonham Carter (Madame Thénardier), in which she talks about how her character seeks revenge but still manages to have a little fun along the way. Click below!
Directed by Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), the rest of the cast is led by Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Russell Crowe (Javert), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette), Samantha Barks (Eponine), and Eddie Redmayne (Marius).
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, "Les Misérables" tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after Valjean breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
"Les Misérables" opens across North America on Christmas day.