Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams on the set of “The Greatest Showman” in New York City. “The Greatest Showman” is about P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Can’t say we disagree with the casting of Jackman as Barnum, even if the real deal was nowhere near what you’d call “movie star handsome.” He’s got the right personality for the part and looks great in period costumes. Michelle Williams and the two girls look great too, but they also look entirely too modern for the period. Michelle’s dress looks nothinglike the dresses any of the other women are wearing. And while young girls did wear shorter dresses and coats in the 19th century, something about these two costumes just feels very 20th to us. Pretty costumes all around, though. And maybe we’re off the mark on whether or not the three actresses are costumed accurate to the period (we’re in no way experts), but they sure do stand out from the rest of the scene in terms of color and silhouette. Which is a huge part of the point, we’d wager.
[Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures]
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