Samantha Barks

Samantha Barks

Samantha Barks admits that she couldn't believe that she got to work with the likes of Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman on Les Miserables.

The actress is making her big screen debut in the new year as she takes on the role of Eponine in the adaptation of the hit musical.

And Barks enjoyed the different mix of experiences as everyone brought something very different to the table.

Speaking to Flicks and bits the actress said: "I never thought I'd see the day that I'd be sat around a table on the first day of rehearsals with Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen... even saying it out loud now is overwhelming for me.

"It means so much to me to be surrounded by such a phenomenal bunch of actors. And I think we all came at it from different points of views. I'd had a lot of musical theatre experience, but I'd never done any screen work.

"Someone like Eddie Redmayne, he's done a lot of screen work, but he's never done any musicals. So we all had something to bring and something to learn. That was what made it so exciting as well."

Les Miserables is already one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2013 as early reviews of the film have showered it wit praise.

The movie marks the return to the director's chair for Tom Hooper for the first time since his Oscar success with The King's Speech.

Les Miserables is released 11th January.

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