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What the characters from 'The Greatest Showman' looked like IRL

Michelle Williams looks sooo different to the woman her character is based off.

By Natasha Harding
the greatest showman characters in real life

If you've already seen the The Greatest Showman, you know that the movie's all-star lineup, featuring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya, makes it one of the best goddamn movie musicals under the sun RN. Between showing Zac's favourite on-screen kiss (YAS, really) and one of the movie's banger toonz 'This Is Me' winning a Golden Globe for the Best Original Song, it's no surprise that peeps are low-key obsessed with the film.

Based on a true story, the plot follows the life of P.T. Barnum as he set up the first circus in the late 1800s. But they real life characters look kinda different to the actors selected to play them. This is what the OG people who inspired The Greatest Showman looks like IRL.

Oh, and before you go looking for the people behind Zac Efron and Zendaya's characters, it turns out BOTH their roles were made up for the musical's plot line.

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Can't help but feel a little bit lied to RN, but they're one of our favourite parts of the whole movie so can't complain too much.

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Hugh Jackman - P.T. Barnum

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Michelle Williams - Charity Barnum

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Rebecca Ferguson - Jenny Lind

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Keala Settle - Annie Jones

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Sam Humphrey - Tom Thumb

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Shannon Holtz - George Costentenus

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Paul Sparks - James Gordon Bennett Sr.

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Luciano Acuna Jr. - Fedor Jeftichew

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