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‘Les Mis’ in his lap

Cast celebrates at Porter House New York

It was all tears and laughter as the cast of U’s “Les Miserables” gathered for a celebratory Sunday-night dinner at Porter House New York.

“Tom, you had no business two months after winning an Oscar of doing a movie like this. You’re meant to take an easy one,” Hugh Jackman teased in his opening remarks.

Tom Hooper explained how he just finished last edits of the film at 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

“That last month or two I had to — I mean, I literally cut my sleep down two or three hours, which I’ve never actually done to that extent, but it’s such a mammoth film,” Hooper said. “I wanted to get everything as right as I could to bring it here to the world.”

“But tonight is a special night,” Jackman continued. “And I am going to sing one song.” As the crowd cheered and applauded, a woman in the aud squealed, “Oh my God!”

Jackman then introduced co-star Amanda Seyfried, whose birthday was Monday, and sat her on a chair so he could croon “Happy Birthday.”

“I once gave Barbara Walters a lap dance and I promised her I would never do it again. But seeing as she’s not here tonight,” Jackman said as Seyfried took a seat.

U screened the film earlier in the evening at AMC Loews Lincoln Center.

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