Taylor Swift LES MIS LOVELY

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Taylor Swift visiting theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh’s offices on January 23 in London. Taylor is in talks to star in upcoming musical film Les Miserables. Photos: FameFlynet.

  • sw

    I think it would be wise to consider history here.

    In 1985 when the first production of “Les Misérables” was being cast it was done at London’s Royal Shakespeare Company. This gave the producers access to the RSC’s world-renown acting talent. But this was not necessarily a good thing, as co-director John Caird observed in a recent interview for the BBC series “The Story of Musicals”:

    “Of course all the actors in the RCS wanted to play the leading characters, but your average Shakespearean actor isn’t much of a singer. It’s just like opera, you can forgive somebody for not being a brilliant actor, if they don’t hit the top note at the right moment, you don’t forgive them. So we had to go outside the company and cast people who could really sing it.” (quote from the second episode of the BBC’s “The Story of Musicals”)

    Did these filmmakers learn nothing from the over-starred flop musicals “Nine” and even “The Phantom of the Opera.” Taylor can’t stay on key and she has no natural vibrato. She just can’t sing!

    Is it better to appeal to a few Taylor Swift fans at the cost of insulting “Les Misérables”‘ fan-base? A fan base that has made the stage show a far larger hit than any movie! Search Twitter, 98% of all comments about the casting are negative. That should tell you something.

  • itwillbemeoneday

    I love Taylor Swift, I have her cd’s, I’ve been to her concert, I follow her on twitter.

    BUT SHE IS JUST NOT RIGHT FOR THIS AT ALL.

    This movie had such potential, and it felt like it could be huge, but quite frankly, she’s going to change it all. Why couldn’t they use a real ACTRESS? Taylor can NOT act, she’s a singer, not a movie star, this makes me SO ANGRY :(!

  • Staceeee

    i hate how people are saying how bad she’s gonna be and how she can’t sing.
    obviously she was cast in it for a reason, if she couldnt sing or was gonna be terrible in the film then they wouln’t have considered her, give the girl a chance.

  • ThatboyisaMONSTER

    what the fuck are all you guys listening to? she can’t sing? i think you’ll find she can, however, I don’t really think her voice is suited to Les Mis itself.

  • glitterfruitx

    god no. WHY NOT LEA MICHELE :l

  • nicholasjonasheart

    BitchPleaseI’mAnAnon said:

    Taylor is starring in the upcoming musical film of “Les Miserables.

    Oh my God. Someone kill me.
    ———————————-
    Agree WHAT THE HELL!

  • crazylady

    what the fuck are all you guys listening to? she can’t sing? i think you’ll find she can.

    if you say so

    obviously she was cast in it for a reason, if she couldnt sing or was gonna be terrible in the film then they wouln’t have considered her, give the girl a chance.

    Jennifer Lopez is cast in movies yet she’s terrible at acting. not a very good explanation. I think you’ll find that films are more lenient than theatre…sure it’s a Les Mis film but it’s a film nonetheless

  • crazylady

    Taylor is starring in the upcoming musical film of “Les Miserables.

    Oh my God. Someone kill me.
    ———————————-
    Agree WHAT THE HELL!

    good thing I don’t like musicals so as long as Nick didn’t star in it I would be fine

  • Anonymous

    she sells millions that is the only reason they want her. if u were a producer and wanted to make money choose her. Heck they enhance or replace her voice. Gina carano in haywire’s voice was bad so they digitally altered it. Please put her hair back to natural curls.

  • Anonymous

    Next she’ll be in How to Succeed in Business Without Really trying. :/

  • Anonymous

    Who is she playing??? They’ve already cast Cosette and she would be HIDEOUS as Eponine. Only Lea Michelle should play that part. Guess I won’t be seeing THIS movie!

  • BitchPleaseI’mAnAnon

    what’s the guy in your icon from?
    —–

    Late but the movie Across the Universe.

  • scarlettxo
  • scarlettxo

    its not just that if you read the books and watch the films, plays, musicals etc. Shes unfit for the roll, not just by her voice or acting skills… But simply because of her appearance!

  • ljs1202

    Both Cosette and Eponine were waifs, Taylor’s an amazon. Stunt casting if there ever was. Lea Michelle is the obvious choice. I saw her play Eponine at the Hollywood Bowl. She was brilliant. Born to play the role.

  • Disco.Is.Dead

    Such perfection.

  • Lilly

    If she really got the part, I’m gonna rage with the fury of God’s own thunder

  • Lilly

    Come on Cameron Mackintosh, you know you’re musical is better than some stunt casting, you know Les Mis fans has millions of fans, you don’t need this, you’re better than this, DON’T DO THIS TO US!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Taylor being associated with Les Mis is putting more publicity on the musical than it has had in years. I think that’s a good thing. :)

  • dracula

    the only one of the options that should be playing eponine is evan rachel wood. she’s proved herself in movie musicals before (see: across the universe) and she’d look good scruffy but still pretty. idk~

    also, since when was the casting official? i think OU’s making assumptions again….

    taylor’s coat is cute though (:

  • themilenator

    Starbucks! mhmm ^.^

  • kik

    I love Taylor…but no.
    I wanted Lea Michele for Eponine , Taylor just doesn’t fit in any way.

  • kik

    I love Taylor…but no.
    I wanted Lea Michele for Eponine , Taylor just doesn’t fit in any way.

  • BitchPleaseI’mAnAnon

    Taylor is starring in the upcoming musical film of “Les Miserables.

    Oh my God. Someone kill me.

  • BrokenArrow

    i want her shoes.

  • Anonymous

    Taylor is starring in the upcoming musical film of “Les Miserables.

    Oh my God. Someone kill me.
    —-

    what’s the guy in your icon from?

  • dilemma

    she’s sooo beautiful with this haircut
    100000x better than the curls

  • Anonymous

    OMG NO WAYYY IM GOING TO CRYYYYYY DA FUCK, STAB ME PLS

  • Anonymous

    hopefully she does a short run in the queens theatre les mis. so i can rape her face.

  • Anonymous

    At least Nick can sing good as Marius.

    Taylor can barely sing her own songs.

  • Anonymous

    Joe should play Marius in the movie, that would be fun.

  • Anonymous

    ok thats bullshit .
    i like taylor but she cant sing .
    end of story .