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Taylor Swift: 'Les Miserables' with Amanda Seyfried?

Taylor Swift: 'Les Miserables' with Amanda Seyfried?

Taylor Swift has been offered the role of Eponine in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, out December 7, 2012.

Glee‘s Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson, and Evan Rachel Wood also reportedly auditioned for the role, according to Twitch.

Amanda Seyfried was also offered the role of Cosette (the daughter of Fantine, which will be played by Anne Hathaway).

Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, and Aaron Tveit have already signed onto the project, which will be helmed by The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried joining the cast of Les Miserables?

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  • Taty

    I think that Lea Michele deserve the role of Eponine. C’mom Taylor, serious ?

  • mel

    Taylor Swift has no depth to play Eponine, the girl can’t act and can’t belt. In fact, she can’t even sing her own songs. I had hopes in this movie although Anne Hathaway is in this and Russel Crowe is no Javert but are they seriously expecting this to be an Oscar contender with this casting? Plus, I love Amanda but she can’t open a movie. It’s obvious that they gave it to Taylor because they want the money from her fans. This is laughable.

  • mel

    Also, Tom Hooper is a moron. He’s not a good director and has just lost all credibility after the casting of Taylor Swift.

  • Elle

    What? Taylor can’t act!!!!!!

  • paul

    I hope this movie flops so the joke that Tom Hooper is stops making movies. The King’s Speech was awful and the only great part was its cast.

  • flor

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH this is a joke right? Taylor Swift is gonna ruin this but this movie was dead from the start with Tom Hooper directing.

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  • laura

    if she’s smart, she’s not going to take it. but she’s not sooooo

  • Robsten_Fan

    Why not?! Love them both… <3

  • Gul

    I really like this lady

  • georgie

    I don’t know, I men I love Taylor Swift but come on…. over Lea Michele? As Eponine? You’ve got to be kidding me.

  • Ash

    I love Taylor so much but c’mon.taylor can’t act.

  • wonderstruck to paulie

    @Taty: @mel: @Elle: @flor: @Ash: WHY COMPLAINING? Can you act? then if you think you can? call Hollywood now! so you will be Eponine. so the film will not be flop, and Yes I’m a Taylor Swift fan. :P

  • mel

    @wonderstruck to paulie: it shows, honey. And sadly, you have no idea what you’re stanning for.

  • Lorrie

    What?? They don’t have the ass

  • josefin

    Casting Taylor Swift over Lea Michele is just crazy. Swift can’t act, just look at what she’s been in, ugh.

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  • Rachel

    taylor swift is way too happy-go-lucky to play eponine, definitely dont think she has the emotional depth or acting chops for the part

    i can just imagine her death being overdramatic but ending with a smile on her face as she lies in marius’ arms


  • pgste

    I think Lea deserves it, I mean she’s done it before! that’s gotta count for something right? I like Taylor but i think is not her game.. Not her music.
    And Amanda, I’m a HUGE fan, I really hope she takes it!

  • maria

    Sorry, but I find BOTH Amanda and Taylor annoying as hell. Swift can’t act, and only sings one twangy kind of song. Seyfried is just so overrated. Just so disappointed; definitely won’t be seeing this. They threw quality away for money. Disgusting.

  • maria

    Sorry, but I find BOTH Amanda and Taylor annoying as hell. Swift can’t act, and only sings one twangy kind of song. Seyfried is just so overrated. Just so disappointed; definitely won’t be seeing this. They threw quality away for money. Disgusting.

  • Pickles

    well if this is true this is one more movie I will not see.

  • Ashley.A

    i am a HUGE taylor swift fan, but even so i dont think taylor is right for the part. im not being mean(i love her!), but after seeing her acting in Valentine’s Day i dont think she’ll do this role justice.
    Lea Michele would’ve been a much better option, she can sing, dance and act.

  • Pepper

    @wonderstruck to paulie:

    No, they can’t act. Nobody says they can.
    But they’re not out there pretending they can.

  • camomilleb

    I’m French, I’m a huge fan of the musical, honestly hiring Taylor Swift as Eponine is the worst thing that could happen to the film adaptation. Eponine is a dark and desperate character…. I’m disappointed

  • nesa

    taylor swift hahahahaha wat a joke, her music is rubbish and her acting she can’t act why is this gal even famous?

  • Marianne

    I like Taylor Swift and all, but she isn’t the greatest of actors and she doesn’t have the pipes to really belt out a song. Out of those options definitely Lea Michele. And I would rather they find somebody else besides Amanda Seyfried. I used to really like her but she has been really crap in the acting department lately. Did anybody see “In Time”?

  • Kristen

    I think Taylor is a talented woman but she does not have the vocal chops to sing this role. Nor does Amanda as Cosette.

  • aquarius64

    Taylor Swift anywhere near a Tony-winning musical is a joke. The studio was going for stunt casting, just like Kristen Stewart for Snow White and the Huntsman. The studio is hoping Swift’s fans will put butts in the seats, thus driving up box offfice returns.

  • laura

    eponine is such a dark caracter, i mean did they read the book? she is described as skinny, missing some teeth, she is basicaly the face of misery, she is a symbol and they want taylor swift playing her! seriously!

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  • natalie

    Taylor Swift is not an actress. The director should cast people who can act first, then sing. Amanda Seyfried has proven herself as a good actress in roles such as Chloe and Big Love. I think she has a good voice (as heard in Mamma Mia!). Give her the role!

  • tom

    One of the worst casting decisions ever.

  • S.

    Did I understand it correctly? Amanda is supposed to play the daughter of Anne – they are only 3 or so years apart – sounds strange to me, but I don’t think this are the final casting decisions (or hope so).

  • susu

    @paul: the king’s speech was great! tom has to keep this level of making movies and it could be great. but i think taylor would be the worst choice….take scarlett!!! i love her <3

    and it would be soooo great to hear hugh and russell singing together!!!!

  • camomilleb


    It doesn’t matter if Anne plays Fantine and Amanda Cosette, her character dies early in the story when her daughter is only a child. Amanda plays a grown-up Cosette.

  • loverducky

    Aside from Aaron Tveit, I think most of the casting thus far has been rather questionable. Taylor Swift being cast would be a travesty. She has nowhere near the chops to play that role…and doesn’t really tick off any of the boxes for it, physically and talent wise. I think this movie has been a long time coming, and so far, it’s a disappointment,

  • jacqueline

    So they have an amazing story, an amazing cast and want to ruin it by casting TAYLOR SWIFT? Seriously?! I mean, these are all rumours, but still.
    Lea can sing (I know Amanda and Evan can, I just don’t know if they are good enough) and she’s played Eponine before (on Broadway I think) so…
    Yeah, I thought it was going to be FANTASTIC but Taylor Swift… NO.

  • K

    Taylor Swift’s vocals are far too weak to belt any of Eponine’s songs. Lea Michele should have gotten that role.

    And Amanda Seyfried is annoying and also proved to the world that she cannot sing in Mamma Mia!, so who in their right mind would cast her in ANOTHER musical movie!?

    UGH, the only redeeming factor about this thing is Aaron Tveit, Hugh Jackman and Eddie Redmayne.

  • lisa

    Taylor auditioned for the role and won against strong competition. Unless the people trashing her saw the audition or know what the director was looking for I am not sure how they can say Taylor is wrong.for the role. In any case congrats to both Taylor and Amanda.

  • Android

    Did Taylor get the role based on popularity?

  • loverducky


    Because we know the role of Eponine, and have heard Taylor sing before, and seen her act before…and unless she has been suppressing some sort of major vocal ability, it’s not hard to see she is not right for the part.

  • ace11

    Did Gyllenhaal help her get the job?

  • kimmy

    Sorry but this is a huge dissappointment. Amanda Seyfried, I have no problem. LOVE her. As for Taylor Swift, what were they thinking? Lea Michele is waaay more talented. Plus, she played young Cossette on Broadway. I mean c’mon, she’s a BROADWAY actress. She can sing AND act. Something Taylor Swift can’t do. Sorry but I’ll only be seing this for Aaron Tveit.

  • lisa

    @loverducky: Yeah people always say that. I know the role or character and this actor or actress doesn’t fit it. I remember the trashing that Heath Ledger got and Daniel Craig got for taking on the roles of The Joker and Bond and they were both terrific. The role was not handed to her and since she beat out other very talented people she obviously brought something to the audition that the director wanted for the role. Taylor could be absolutely terrific or she could be a mistake. Until the movie is complete we will have no idea which one it will be. Also we don’t even know if Taylor’s performance will be the least of the film’s problem. The best thing to do is wait and see before rendering judgement.

  • Talita

    No! Evan Rachel Wood should be!

  • ASullivan

    A preview of her performance: