Samanatha Barks Takes Les Mis Role

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Nick Jonas‘ ex-girlfriend Samantha Barks is set to play Eponine in film version of Les Miserables, reports Broadway World. Cameron Mackintosh announced it live on stage at the Manchester Palace at the end of this evening’s performance of Oliver! Taylor Swift had originally been linked with the part.

  • Lilly

    And now all Les Mis fans can take a deep sigh of relief. With Colm Wilkinson and Frances Ruffelle also being in the movie, this might not be terrible after all

  • Lilly

    xAskTaylorx said:
    Good job guys!!! She probably didn’t take the part because of all of you!!!! Gosh. < Kind of sarcastic. ——– Actually, I take that as a compliment

  • Lilly

    jonasobsess said:
    Is this movie going to be a musical??
    ——
    Yes

  • elizagutierrez

    AWW SAMANTHA AND NICK :) SHE REALLY LOVED NICK AND SHE WAS NOT WITH HIM FOR FAME!

    SHE IS WAYYYY BETTER THAN DELTA THE COUGAR!!!

    NO WONDER MRS. DENISE JONAS LIKES HER SO MUCH!

  • mimi

    thank god! i love taylor but the girl is not the best singer! but she sure knows how to put rhythm with lyrics together , but her voice is not strong!

  • oceanUP

    NELENA! eliza do you want a cute nick icon? :]

  • oceanUP

    @ Miley_Jonas

    LOVE YOUR ICON! <3

  • BitchPleaseI’mAnAnon

    Ironic how Nick Jonas’ ex who everyone once called ‘irrelevant’ (well some still do) is now going to be in a movie with an A list cast and even some original Les Mizzers and also trended worldwide yesterday for about an hour. Whiile Nick can’t even sell out a show on Broadway.

    Well anyways, good for her. She saved the movie. It angers me that they even thought about casting Swift. Samantha deserved the roll way more. Now if they can get rid of Anne Hathaway somehow…

  • jilti

    I’m happy for Samantha. I watched something of their performances. She’s really talented.

    Nick sure has a good voice but he still needs take some acting classes and improve his expressions. He can be really good if he isn’t cocky and see that there are points he needs improve.

  • l?veislouder

    I’m so happily in love with this choice, I can’t even! I love Taylor more than anything, but she is just not Eponine material. the toss-up was between her and Lea Michele, and if forced, I would’ve picked Lea and been okay with it. but this girl makes the movie so much better for me. she doesn’t sing “On My Own” the way I like, but I still love the way she does it; it makes me cry everytime. ahh I’m so happy!!
    I’m still annoyed at the casting of Anne Hatheway as Fantine though. still not sure how I feel as Amanda Seyfried as Cosette. I guess we’ll see.

  • Dash

    So what does that mean exactly – b/c we saw Taylor in London going to what everyone assumed were rehearsals for the movie. Did she suck hardcore and they decided to drop her or what?

  • adorkabledanni

    Thank goodness! She did an amazing job when she performed with Nick Jonas. I’m so glad Taylor Swift didn’t get the part..she does not have the voice for such a difficult musical. Hell, it’s not even a musical – it’s an OPERA.

  • jilti

    I’m happy for Taylor too, because the critics would smash her.
    Amanda’s voice is so soft. Can she carry an opera? I hope so.

  • l?veislouder

    Feb 1, 2012 @ 10:10 am
    jilti said:
    I’m happy for Taylor too, because the critics would smash her.
    Amanda’s voice is so soft. Can she carry an opera? I hope so.
    ———–
    she’s actually been classically and opera-style trained, which is why I’m not completely hating this choice. I just find it hard to imagine a blonde Cosette. I also feel like Amanda is too… “pure-looking” if that makes sense, and while Cosette is a pretty girl, I feel like her beauty didn’t come from her appearance, but from her life, and also from Marius’ love for her.

  • glitterfruitx

    THANK GOD SOME TALENT WILL BE PLAYING THAT PART<3
    (I love Taylor, but she didn’t fit Eponine at all!)

  • oceanUP

    nick must be so happy for her!!

  • Miley_Jonas

    Taylor? Awww hell nooo! She can’t sing, much less act.

  • xhaleylynn

    Awe, I love Samantha! She is SO talented. She honestly deserves this role, she has vocal skill and range that Taylor wishes she had! And plus she actually has experience playing Eponine. (: x

  • anonmus

    I have this on DVD. She truly deserves it. I looked up the guy playing Marius and he’s cute and has already won a Tony. She’ll be starring w/Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Good for her.

  • simpleness

    Congrats to her

  • itwillbemeoneday

    THERE IS A GOD.

  • jonasobsess

    Is this movie going to be a musical??

  • xAskTaylorx

    Good job guys!!! She probably didn’t take the part because of all of you!!!! Gosh. < Kind of sarcastic.