I love this little feltie! Don’t tell the others, but he might be my favorite. He does have a rather large head (we’ll have to change that next time) but his cute little outfit and French flag more than make up for his giant head. Marius is the love interest of both Eponine and Cosette, a student, and a revolutionist. On the stage, he has been played by several very fine actors but none as wonderful as the original, Michael Ball. Check out this clip of Ball performing at the Les Mis 10th anniversary concert.
He is excellent! And although I do not believe that Eddie Redmayne (Marius in the LM film) has the same impressive vocal ability that Ball has, his rendition of Empty Chairs at Empty Tables is spot on, he had me balling! I’m a little angry that I could not find the clip to show you. I know that the film is still in theatres, but you would have thought that someone might have sneaked a camera in and filmed this scene. Oh well, I guess you’ll just have to go see it for yourself. It’s a very powerful scene!
Here’s Marius (Redmayne) holding a dying Eponine (Barks) after she took a bullet for him. Poor girl. He’s not shabby to look at though so I’m sure she’s not too sad.
This is my take on Empty Chairs at Empty Tables. This is the largest hoop of the entire Les Mis song collection at 7″ (which makes it difficult for me to store it with the others!). But the title is so freaking long that it mandated a larger hoop to house all of those running stitches.
And for comic relief:
Oh, so mean! I really have nothing against Jonas, it’s just that he should have never, ever been offered the role of Marius. Pinterest is flooded with little nasties like this in reference to Jonas’ performance as Marius. I guess you can’t have it all.