Hugh Jackman Excited To Not Have A Diet For "Les Miserables" Role

By Access Hollywood
|  Monday, Oct 3, 2011  |  Updated 10:02 PM EDT
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Hugh Jackman Excited To Not Have A Diet For "Les Miserables" Role

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Actor Hugh Jackman said he has to age 19 years during the movie.

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Hugh Jackman is no stranger to countless hours in the gym and shoveling heaps of protein in his mouth for his roles, but for the upcoming big screen version of the musical "Les Miserables," the actor will enjoy some dietary freedom.

"Tom Hooper from 'The King's Speech' is directing it," Hugh told AccessHollywood.com's Laura Saltman at the "Real Steel" Los Angeles premiere on Sunday when asked about his next project. "I'm very excited about that."

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The actor, who plays Jean Valjean in the musical, is looking forward to letting go of his usual big screen beefcake status.

"I have to kind of age 19 years during the movie, which is pretty much how you feel during a movie, so it should just be all natural," Hugh explained. "But this time, instead of eating steamed chicken during the movie, I'll just eat whatever I want. Perfect. You'll see me at the craft table!"

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Fans might also be seeing the actor in another musical setting.

"Someone asked me the other day if I would be on 'Glee', and I said, 'Yeah.' I'm trained to say yes to everything.' We'll see," he said. "[Matthew Morrison] is fantastic. I'm a big fan of his… I'll use [Les Mis] as a warm up [for 'Glee.']"

"Les Miserables" is slated to hit the big screen in December 2012.

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