The cast of Les Miserables were required to sing when auditioning for the film, with even big names like Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman going through Tom Hooper's rigorous selection process.
Director Hooper made the famous stars prove their voices were up to scratch when trying out for the Oscar-nominated movie.
He told Sky News: “Everyone auditioned – Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and even Russell Crowe. But I think it was good because it created a level playing field where no one had a pre-ordained right to get the part.
“Also, because we were doing the singing live it was really important that they showed me that they were capable of working in that way – they all had to prove they were up to singing this amazing score.”
Eddie Redmayne is one of the Les Miserables cast who was required to sing at his audition (WENN)
And it seems the cast agreed with the director and were perfectly happy to demonstrate their vocal abilities.
Tom said: “If you’re an actor it’s one of those things you grow up loving. It’s very much in the culture of an actor’s upbringing, so everyone felt very lucky to be there.”
Meanwhile, Tom admitted he is very proud Les Miserables is a British production.
He said: “We built huge sets at Pinewood Studios in London and we shot in and around the South East in many locations. We had well over a thousand people working on it and it was a British team.
“With the actors, yes we had some Americans and Australians so it wasn’t entirely British, but I think it can count as British film.”
Tom will have to wait until tomorrow night to see if his film wins big at the Oscars!