Cloud Atlas actor Jim Sturgess says he’s not surprised by his former co-star Anne Hathaway’s success in the movie musical adaptation of Les Miserables, having been used to her “breaking into theatrical songs” on set when they worked together.
Speaking at the Cloud Atlas gala screening last night, Sturgess – who co-starred with Hathaway in the 2011 romantic drama One Day – admitted: “I haven’t seen [Les Miserables] yet. I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had the chance to see it. But I know how much [Anne] loves singing.
“When we were shooting the film One Day she was always breaking out into theatrical songs so I was already pretty sure she’d be able to pull it off! I’m just so pleased for her.”
Hathaway is up for a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance as Fantine in Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel, having already taken home awards at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Baftas.
Sturgess is starring in Cloud Atlas alongside Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon. The film, based on the novel by David Mitchell, is in cinemas from 22 February.