Taylor Swift Offered Role Of Eponine

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Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Anne Hathaway & Helena Bonham Carter will star in a film adaptation of Les Miserables, reports Broadway World.

Taylor Swift was offered the role of Eponine and Amanda Seyfried as Cosette. Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood were all also vying for the role of Eponine. Release date is currently set for December 7, 2012.

  • xxxsingxxx

    Ignorant. Yes the whole music is singing, but that does not mean that there is no acting. Every single line they sing must be acted out. This isn’t her dancing around the stage singing You Belong With Me. This is an insistently serious musical that requires amazing acting abilities. If she can’t act now, even coaching won’t prepare her for the role

  • Lilly
  • Lilly
  • Lilly

    This has got to be the worst news ever? Seriously? Taylor Swift???!!!! To play my favorite character in one of my favorite musical. Hell, I’ll take Lea Michele over her. For everyone saying, give her a chance, let me break it down for you, Eponine is probably the/one of the characters that has to show the most emotion in the play, she’s in a love with a guy who’s in love with someone else, she went from being well off to dirt poor, and she has to died in the end. Not to mention she has to one of the biggest and most powerful songs in the musical. Really is this something Taylor can pull off? The same Taylor that was cringe worthy in Valentine’s Day? The same Taylor who was horribly off at the Grammy? THAT TAYLOR, THAT’S THE ONE WHO’S GONNA PLAY EPONINE??!!

  • Lilly
  • xAskTaylorx

    She does act, but she just needs an acting coach, that’s all. And if this Les Mis, it’s practically a singing role.

  • Lilly
  • Lilly

    For anyone who thinks Taylor can pull of this because it’s a singing role

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGx_z4v4484

    You still think she can pull it off

  • Shabalabadingdong

    where the hell did everybody go? :o

  • Lilly

    xAskTaylorx said:
    She does act, but she just needs an acting coach, that’s all. And if this Les Mis, it’s practically a singing role.
    ———
    It’s one of the most emotionally challenge roles in the musical. Not even someone who regularly act like Selena could pull it off, let alone Taylor who acting career is just a bunch of cameos, it should be a serious actor

  • Lilly
  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt
  • Lilly
  • Lilly
  • Lilly

    Tom Hooper needs to give his Oscar back for this casting choice

  • simpleness

    I dont think she will take it.

  • Lilly

    simpleness said:
    I dont think she will take it.
    ——-
    She try out for it though

  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt

    My reaction went a little bit like this:

    http://i.imgur.com/b0G6T.gif

    to this

    http://i.imgur.com/ga2eR.gif

    and now i’m just like: http://i.imgur.com/rz48A.gif :L

  • Lilly

    I have not problem with Amanda Seyfried being cast cause she’s a train soprano plus I never really care for Cosette

  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt

    Lea Michele Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood were all also vying for the role of Eponine.

    http://i.imgur.com/waBZQ.gif

  • simpleness

    She try out for it though

    I so then no.

  • Lilly

    And I know it’s only in my mind
    That they cast a real actor that can sing
    And although I know this will get the Tweens behind
    Still I say, there’s still time to recast

    I love you
    But if this casting go through it’s over
    I’m gone
    This is the final straw Tom Hooper
    This casting
    Fills everyone with rage
    How could you miscast so bad
    This musical starts to feel like a stranger

  • Lilly

    I hate Glee but I would take Lea Michele, at least she can sing even if her acting isn’t that good but at least it’s better than Taylor

  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt
  • simpleness
  • Lilly

    You know it’s a bad choice when even her fans agree this is a major miscast

  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt
  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt

  • crazylady

    oh god why?!
    good thing I’m not a fan of musicals but still this is gonna make Nick look bad. if they cast Taylor (even if it is just a film adaptation) he’ll lose his credibility

  • SMAD

    seriously loooooooooooooooooooooooooool

  • BrokenArrow

    cool?

  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt

    But…she can’t act? :L

  • xxxsingxxx

    I love taylor swift a ton but if she takes this role I will be mad. Les Mis is one of my favorite musicals. They will destroy the musical if they do not cast the best possible singers and actresses out there. They need to stay away from big names and go with people that have the real capability of portraying the roles as they would on Broadway. Epione is a rugged character who is very tough and independent, and has a lot of street smarts. I don’t think Taylor can pull that off, and she sure doesn’t have the voice for On My Own. I’m doubting Amanda Seyfried as Cosette too but I think she has a better chance of pulling it off.

  • Anonymous

    It sounds to me like they are drawing on star power instead of talent power.

  • mini1099yooo

    i actually think lea michele should be in it

  • xAskTaylorx

    Sweet!

  • MovesLikeJagger

    Yeah…NO!

  • SunFlower

    She acts?

  • kary_redfern

    She can’t act.
    Remember her role on Valentine’s Day?
    It was way horrible.
    She is also the girl who can’t really hold a tune live. Her performances on Award shows are all the same and the big FIASCO at the Grammys is still on some people’s minds.

  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt

    She just gives of a vibe that she would be a bad actress,I don’t know xD

  • xGottaLoveOU?

    WHOAAA! HER WAIST IS SUPER SMALL! :O

  • simpleness

    You know it’s a bad choice when even her fans agree this is a major miscast
    ===
    I dont think it will go to her though considering her acting experiance.

  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt
  • xAskTaylorx

    Well isn’t it all going to be pre-recorded anyways? So if Taylor can’t do any of the parts they will enhance it? This might just be another rumor. She hasn’t said anything on her twitter, facebook etc.

  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt

    I love the ads that i see on OU
    http://i.imgur.com/4RMrF.png

    http://i.imgur.com/Z9085.png
    —-
    :L Why don’t I ever get ad’s like that? xD Mine are always about toothpaste or some shit :L

  • Lilly

    I dont think it will go to her though considering her acting experiance.
    ——–
    I’m praying this is true but the fact they still offer it to her….

  • xAskTaylorx

    You never know, if this is all true, she could surprise us like Nick Jonas did when he first did Les Mis…

  • xxxsingxxx

    Nick wasn’t a surprise when he did les mis. Everyone knows he can sing and that he got his start on Broadway. Nick has Broadway training, granted not as mush as most Broadway stars have. But all Taylor knows how to sing is country

  • Lilly

    Someone just pointed it this out to me, Universal is making this movie, Taylor Swift is a Universal artist. Suddenly this just made more sense

  • simpleness

    :L Why don’t I ever get ad’s like that? xD Mine are always about toothpaste or some shit :L
    ===
    I refresh so much just to see what the ad is going to be.

  • Lilly

    xAskTaylorx said:
    Well isn’t it all going to be pre-recorded anyways? So if Taylor can’t do any of the parts they will enhance it? This might just be another rumor. She hasn’t said anything on her twitter, facebook etc.
    ————–
    Taylor is a okay singer on her own songs cause she knows her range but she’s isn’t a powerhouse singer which songs like On My Own will required of her.

  • Lilly

    simpleness said:
    :L Why don’t I ever get ad’s like that? xD Mine are always about toothpaste or some shit :L
    ===
    I refresh so much just to see what the ad is going to be.
    ————
    The ads are based on the other sites you vist

  • Lilly

    xAskTaylorx said:
    You never know, if this is all true, she could surprise us like Nick Jonas did when he first did Les Mis…
    ——-
    TBH I didn’t think he was that good

  • simpleness

    The ads are based on the other sites you vist

    LOL I’ve never been on a site where they have things to do with leather masks and jock straps.

  • Lilly

    And no way should auto-tune be involved on my favorite song

  • Lilly

    LOL I’ve never been on a site where they have things to do with leather masks and jock straps.
    ——
    Well for me it’s usually based on

  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt

    The ads are based on the other sites you vist

    LOL I’ve never been on a site where they have things to do with leather masks and jock straps
    —-
    :L I Google toothpast allll the time xD

  • simpleness

    The ads are based on the other sites you vist

    LOL I’ve never been on a site where they have things to do with leather masks and jock straps
    —-
    :L I Google toothpast allll the time xD

    LOL why?

  • Lilly

    IDT people understand the gravitas of this role, if it was made right, it could be an oscar nom role because it’s an emotion filled role. This is no role for someone with little or no acting skills, this is someone who should be a seasoned actor. Eponine is one of the major singing roles and it’s not meant for every singer, you need to have a lot of range and a powerhouse voice to pull it off.

  • simpleness

    Here is another one
    http://i.imgur.com/VMYCU.png

  • simpleness

    IDT people understand the gravitas of this role, if it was made right, it could be an oscar nom role because it’s an emotion filled role. This is no role for someone with little or no acting skills, this is someone who should be a seasoned actor. Eponine is one of the major singing roles and it’s not meant for every singer, you need to have a lot of range and a powerhouse voice to pull it off.
    ===
    Do you have anbody in mind for this role?

  • Lilly

    Did you vist the Today show?

  • simpleness

    Did you vist the Today show?
    ===
    Nope. I have never been on that site.

  • Sarcasm

    I like Taylor, but she doesn’t have that strong of a voice and I doubt she can hold a note for very long.

  • Lilly

    Do you have anbody in mind for this role?
    ———-
    IDK, maybe Emmy Rossum or Evan Rachel Wood if they wanted famous people. But it I had my way I would have pick someone off broadway

  • AcidPinkLemonade

    I’ve only seen clips of Les Miserables and I know Taylor doesn’t have the voice for that role.

  • simpleness

    IDK, maybe Emmy Rossum or Evan Rachel Wood if they wanted famous people. But it I had my way I would have pick someone off broadway
    ===
    I like your idea of pcking someone off broadway. A lesser known person to the media.

  • xAskTaylorx

    What’s done is done.
    Like Universal Studios tearing down the Jaws ride! < << That is supposed to be dramatic....

  • xAskTaylorx

    Lilly said:
    xAskTaylorx said:
    You never know, if this is all true, she could surprise us like Nick Jonas did when he first did Les Mis…
    ——-
    TBH I didn’t think he was that good

    —————–

    But lot’s of people on OU liked his voice and it seemed different from the whiney voice he has every now and then….

  • Lilly

    I like your idea of pcking someone off broadway. A lesser known person to the media.
    =======
    I always hate it when people are chosen based on their fame rather than their talent.

  • Lilly

    But lot’s of people on OU liked his voice and it seemed different from the whiney voice he has every now and then….
    ———–
    It was different from his usually voice but he’s performance could have been a lot better.
    No offense to anyone but I never use what people on OU think as a standard for what is good

  • xAskTaylorx

    True! I guess. ^^^^^^^

  • simpleness

    I always hate it when people are chosen based on their fame rather than their talent.
    ====
    A show down between fame and talent…fame will come on top.

  • Sarcasm

    simpleness said:
    I always hate it when people are chosen based on their fame rather than their talent.
    ====
    A show down between fame and talent…fame will come on top.
    _____

    Does that really happen all the time, though?

  • Lilly

    A show down between fame and talent…fame will come on top.
    ——
    The sad reality of the today’s society

  • Lilly

    Does that really happen all the time, though?
    ———
    How many celebs are famous for doing nothing? How many people have record contract that don’t deserve them? How many talented people are still playing on the street?

  • simpleness

    Does that really happen all the time, though?
    ===
    Maybe not all the time but most of the time, yes,yes it does.

  • xAskTaylorx

    Come on, they can’t put fame over talent! That’s just unfair. Okay, if that does happen than they should start off this new year with talent over fame.

  • simpleness

    Come on, they can’t put fame over talent! That’s just unfair. Okay, if that does happen than they should start off this new year with talent over fame.
    ===
    It’s not going to change.

  • simpleness
  • foreverdevv

    this place seems deader than ever.

  • isaywhatithink

    Okay. I’m a big fan of Taylor Swift. But seriouslyyyyy? I love Les Mis and my favorite character is Eponine. I don’t know if she’s good for the role. She should really consider this offer.

    She has a great voice but it’s not… broadway material.

  • lastkiss

    I like Taylor but no.

  • thunder.girl

    NO, UNIVERSAL, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
    She’s amazing but she will not be able to handle the role.
    Lea Michele should do it, she sounds amazing singing On My Own.
    :)