Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway break down Les Miserables in '2013 terms'

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway break down Les Miserables in '2013 terms'
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway break down Les Miserables in '2013 terms'

Didn't quite understand all the twists, turns, politics and drama of Les Miserables? Found it difficult to decipher the plot through all of that cry-singing?

Never fear, leading stars of the epic musical Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman took it upon themselves at this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards to provide a more pop culture-friendly translation of the historical classic as they introduced its nomination for best film.

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"Wolverine is being chased by gladiator," Hathaway begins.

"Catwoman gets knocked up and for some ungodly reason goes to see Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter and Borat," continues Jackman.

"Then Wolverine agrees to raise Catwoman's baby, and she grows up to star in Mamamia."

Shortly after the video hit the internet meme-watchers were quick to point out the similarities between the stars' punchy speech and a review of the film that's being doing the rounds on Facebook.

"The movie starts and Wolverine is singing his guts out. Then Catwoman starts crying and singing, and it's all very moving," the viral version reads.

"Wolverine is on the run from the Gladiator because Catwoman had a baby at Borat's house, but now she wants Wolverine to care for her. Time skip. A bunch of people get shot and everyone dies. Four stars."

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Regardless of where they got their inspiration, we think it's great to see the stars not taking themselves, or the epic musical adaptation, too seriously.

As Anne Hathaway said of her and Jackman's own performance, we think they "crushed it".

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