Lucky to be part of `Les Miserables`: Hugh Jackman

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2012, 10:21 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Hugh Jackman says he still can`t believe his luck in landing the role of Jean Valjean in upcoming film adaptation of ‘Les Miserables’.

The 43-year-old said he is enjoying each day of shooting the film alongside Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, reported a website.

"It`s great. We have one more week of filming and I pinch myself every day. It`s the first time a movie-musical has been done with live singing. We are singing every single take of the song," he said.

A Tony Award-winning Broadway star, Jackman is no stranger to singing and was happy to bring music to the big screen.

"As a performer, it`s fantastic. It`s challenging, especially when the call is at 8 in the morning, but it is so immediate. `Les Miserables` is one of the greatest stories ever told, and it really is an uplifting story about the human spirit. It is a rare feeling to be in something that you know you will look back on as one the highlights of your life," he added.

‘Les Miserables’ is slated for theatrical release on December 14.

PTI