As Christmas day approaches, and with it, the release of Tom Hooper's Les Miserables, more glimpses of the film are beginning to make their way online. Among the clips released for the Tom Hooper directed musical, a look at Marius (Eddie Redmayne) and Cosette (Amanda Seyfried) at the start of their romance. And now two clips that show less than happy times for a few of the other characters.
Eponine makes a brief appearance in the "Heart Full of Love" clip we shared earlier. In this clip, we get a better idea of the character's heartbreak as Samantha Barks sings "On My Own."
Barks has plenty of experience with the song and the role. She played Eponine in the London production of Les Mis for a year (2010-2011), and she played the role in the 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables, which aired on PBS in 2010 (and is available on DVD/Blu-ray).
Next up, we have Anne Hathaway as Fantine who's struggling "At the End of the Day." In this scene, her co-workers are complaining about her having a secret child (Cosette) that she's trying to support.
Between Fantine's struggles and Eponine's heartbreak, the tone of these scenes offers a stark contrast to the hearts and butterflies (literally) fluttering around Marius and Cosette as they fall in love during this scene. But, at the end of the day, the common thread is love, which is a driving force in this story, as Fantine struggles to support her daughter and Eponine makes choices based on her love for Marius.
Les Miserables arrives in theaters December 25. More information, photos and video can be found in our Blend Film Database.
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