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Taylor Swift Not Playing Eponine in 'Les Miserables'

Taylor Swift Not Playing Eponine in 'Les Miserables'

Taylor Swift will not be co-starring in the big screen adaptation of Les Miserables.

The 22-year-old country star had been linked to play Eponine, but Universal Pictures has confirmed that West End performer Samantha Barks will take on the role, according to Playbill.

“Most incredible moment of my life!!!!” Samantha, who starred in both the London production of Les Mis and the show’s 25th anniversary concert, tweeted.

She’ll join a cast that already includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, and Eddie Redmayne.

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83 Responses to “Taylor Swift Not Playing Eponine in 'Les Miserables'”

  1. 1
    mellamonanci Says:

    Thank you God! Someone screen tested her and realized they would need a singer, a real singer.

  2. 2
    good news Says:

    anyone is better than taylor swift

  3. 3
    loverducky Says:

    This is actually probably the best news I have heard so far this year…

  4. 4
    InTheIndustry Says:

    Now she will write a song about it!

  5. 5
    Sara Says:

    first Blake Lively …and now Taylor Swift …OMG Hollywood is sane again

  6. 6
    jime Says:

    thank you, thank you, thank you!

  7. 7
    Sara Says:

    and the other girl is realy cute BTW

  8. 8
    Ant Says:

    they dodged a bullet!

  9. 9
    AmberWaves Says:

    I’m laughing as I type! To think. She went thru all that trouble to go to London, and to stage fake photos walking around Princess Diana’s Memorial park, and then lunch with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Chris & Gwyneth try never to be photographed together. So you know this was a Taylor set up. She was so pushy, leaking the news as if it was a done deal. I’m glad for the other girl who has worked so hard in the live, musical theater and she can really act and SING! Good for you, Samantha!

  10. 10
    Martha Says:

    This is great news! Finally they realized they needed a really talented performer to play Eponine, which is probably the most important role (due to the great musical numbers) next to Jean Valjean. I still wouldn’t have minded to see Lea Michele in the role, but Samantha Barks taking on the role is great news!

  11. 11
    megan Says:

    hahaha

  12. 12
    heather Says:

    so they actually got a theater professional!!
    god bless the person who made this genius move.

  13. 13
    lisa Says:

    Good Lord you people are ridiculous. Perhaps now the whining will stop.

  14. 14
    jesslyn Says:

    lea is too over-the-top in all her ways and mannerisms. not attractive imo. and horrible for the role. they made the right choice – theater pro!

  15. 15
    irene olson Says:

    Yes, there is a film god. Taylor Swift is so talentless……..cannot sing, definitely cannot act…..but she can swing her hair around. Having a great publicist is her greatest asset. I would not have seen this movie with Taylor Swift in it, but now I will. I so enjoy the play and am now excited for the movie.

  16. 16
    austin Says:

    @irene olson: and dont forget having a fan base that doesnt have fully developed brains yet.

  17. 17
    Louise Says:

    Samantha is truly talented and this is well deserved. Thank the lord they took casting seriously, I was worried by the thought that Taylor Swift would be cast as her voice is nowhere near strong enough. I’m still not very keen on some choices but on this I think they made the best decision for this character. MOST of the cast stems from theatre and has a Musial theatre background which is going to be very important if they want to get this right. No offense to Taylor Swift, I’m sure she’s good at what she does but this is very different to being a pop star. Phew!!

  18. 18
    kami Says:

    this makes much more sense.

  19. 19
    sam Says:

    not to be rude but she can’t sing les mis. I honestly would find it almost impossible that she would be considered for such a huge role.

  20. 20
    lisa Says:

    @AmberWaves: m Congratulations a lot of assumptions with no facts. Taylor has said not a public word on anything regarding doing the part and it would have been difficult to do given that Taylor has a tour scheduled for when the movie is supposed to start shooting. So it could just have easily been negotiations with Taylor fell through because she couldn’t make it work and they decided to go with this girl or they have a different role in mind for Taylor which has not been announced as yet. People have taken unofficial information and have used it to needlessly attack someone over a role in a movie. The childish behavior is disturbing and says more about the people doing it than about Taylor.

  21. 21
    kami Says:

    i have no problem with taylor and think she’s a very nice person. but i thought taylor got the role and rehearsals had already started. this was on the perez site with pix of taylor in london:

    “Earlier this month, the official announcement was made that the most coveted role in the new film adaptaion of Les Misérables was snatched by Taylor Swift. While many other bright, talent girls were up fro the role of Eponine, Swifty swooped past the competition to win the part.
    Seems things are starting to get underway for flick as Taylor is currently in London and was spotted going into rehearsals for the film.”

    it could mean she dropped out because of her touring schedule.

  22. 22
    Nicole Says:

    @AmberWaves:

    Lol are you stupid? Taylor was offered the part, went to London to sort out the details then turned it down bc her tour starts in march. How is walking in a park “staging” photos. You sound like a bitter *****. She is good friends with Gwen and Chris and despite your claims they are photoed in the UK and in the papers here often. Americans just don’t care about them so you don’t see the pics.

  23. 23
    lisa Says:

    @austin: Yeah because attacking someone based on a not confirmed rumor shows the height of intelligence. Bullying and name calling is adult behaviour.

  24. 24
    jen Says:

    We are going to let the record sales talk for whether or not Taylor can sing!!
    As one of her greatest fans…..with a PhD!!! I resent the comments in regards to her” fan base not having fully developed brains”
    If Taylor is not in this movie….I am not interested.

  25. 25
    joe Says:

    evan rachel wood would have been better or maybe lea michele

  26. 26
    thetis Says:

    @jen:

    A PhD does not mean you have musical taste anymore than being able to swim makes you a duck – so what’s your point.

    Taylor Swift is a songwriter not even Nashiville thinks she’s that great a singer – and she certainly can’t sing Broadway.

    Most of her fans like her songs not her talky, sticcato singing style

  27. 27
    Mary Says:

    I don’t care if Taylor turned down the part or not. What’s important is that she is not going to be Eponine. Thank you God!

  28. 28
    lisa Says:

    @Mary: Yes because God really cared that Taylor Swift was possibly going to play a part in a movie.

  29. 29
    elli Says:

    @joe: this is a huge role. I don’t think either of them could carry it.

  30. 30
    AmberWaves Says:

    LOL! You single me out for criticism, but a lot of people feel the same. Yes. . Gwyneth and Chris have said they try not to be photo’d together. They go out to eat all the time. But this time there were pictures? Plz! FYI: The internet allows us to see news papers and websites from London too.

    Taylor isn’t a singer or a songwriter. She’s a marketing invention. Her label has real writers “fix” her “songs.” Taylorbots think the rest of us are stupid. She set up “candid” photos before, when she was “spotted” with someone. She would have screwed up the movie by making sure she was getting publicity from the minute she started rehearsals.

    If she knew she had a tour coming up, why go to London and meet with the producers? There was no scheduling conflict. She thought she could go and convinced them. Especially with the whole world seeing the photos. And they said no.

    BTW: What ever happened to that guy she was spending so much time with in Nashville. The one where there were photos of his house with her car parked out front. Gosh. Paparrazzi in a Nashville neighborhood! LOL!

  31. 31
    loverducky Says:

    @lisa:

    Well, if he was a musical theatre fan, he would!

  32. 32
    k12 Says:

    THIS IS THE BEST NEWS OF THE WEEK.taylor swift can t sing,act,she isn t good for movies.I m very happy right now.

  33. 33
    plf Says:

    @AmberWaves: too true – but no one believes that actors set up a photo op for their ‘outings’. The same way they don’t believe singers lip sync or that demi lovato’s in rehab again.

  34. 34
    mags Says:

    lea who? no, nooo, i dont want to see diva on the red carpet, actually doesn’t matter whos playing eponine read the supporting cast, amazing, like alice in wonderland supporting cast awesome

  35. 35
    icefire Says:

    great news, samantha did a great time on the 25th Anniversary concert

  36. 36
    lisa Says:

    @AmberWaves: You sure like to make your opinion known even when you know nothing. That guy you speak of is a friend. Gwyneth and Chris do try to avoid being photographed together but that doesn’t mean it never happens. I have no idea the details of her meeting in London but to answer your question it could have been to see if they could have worked out the conflict with the shooting schedule or to speak about doing something else involving the movie. I didn’t know saying nothing at all regarding the movie through her representatives or via the studio was a way to court publicity.

  37. 37
    leo Says:

    Shame, I would have loved to see how Swift would have worked the role. she would have brought something special to it IMO if managing to nail the vocals

  38. 38
    AmberWaves Says:

    The “blindness” of Taylor fans is scarey. FYI: You don’t formally announce that you’re being considered for a part, or talk about it directly. It gets out because your people make sure they start some buzz for you. It’s part of the strategy, the campaigning for parts.

    But if you don’t get the part, you look bad. So, if Taylor’s people didn’t leak it out, and I believe they did leak it, that she was up for the part, then they should have stopped the speculation. Instead they fed it. They probably thought her fans wouold jump on the bandwagon and show the producers how popular she is. Fortunately, they didn’t go for it.

    Now that an announcement has been made, there’s more chatter about Taylor losing out, then there is about the very wonderful girl who did get the part. Taylor has a lot to learn. Her fans need to also learn that not everyone in the entire world is a huge fan of Taylor Swift. I think her PR is way too much. She is always in our faces. We never get a break. Like brainwashing. LOL!

  39. 39
    stan Says:

    @austin:
    All the posters in here seem to have that problem. Including you.

  40. 40
    stan Says:

    @AmberWaves:
    You are so delusional that it hurts.

  41. 41
    Sam Says:

    I was beginning to think the casting director was deaf to even consider Swift for the part. Thanks God the actors have to sing live and Swift definately can not sing live at all. The girl can not sing or act and has won so many unearned awards that she thinks she deserves to kwin and get what she wants. She would be nothing if not for her little fans who obviously do not know anything about good songs and vocals. Swift has to have all the bells and whistles at her shows to detract from her terrible vocals. Swift did not turn down the part–she just did not qualify for it at all.

  42. 42
    stan Says:

    “The reason she’s sad in the pictures, she didn’t get the Les Miserables part. All the rest of the crap from USWeekly is just that: crap. She got over Jake long ago, believe me, I know from people that know her. She’ll be flying home any day now, not in London for weeks or months. Its a shame really, I hear she blew the directors away with her audition but the online crapfest by people that hate her was too much, they’re afraid her presence would negate any possible award nominations. “

    Wow. They chickened out because of the crying of desperate biatches like we have on this site? Wow. I hope this film tanks good.

  43. 43
    Issie Says:

    I think Taylor’s songs are catchy, and I have absolutely nothing against the girl or what she does. but taylor fans are delirious if they think she is God’s gift to the earth. she’s great at what she does….pop music targeting girls in their teens and 20s. she’s no brilliant songwriter..her lyrics, although catchy and relatable, are nothing inspired. she’s a good singer..she is not the best singer in the entire world nor can she carry a broadway movie. im not saying shes a horrible singer, but stop defending her for a second and realize there are different types of singers in the world. her voice is suited for pop, it’s not strong enough for broadway. and lastly, her acting role consists of acting like a ditzy blonde girl on valentine’s day. not exactly difficult to do…do you honestly think she can go from that to les mis?

    stop being so defensive. not everything is a personal attack on taylor. it just makes NO SENSE for her to get the role of eponine. it would be like miley cyrus playing wendla in spring awakening. it just doesn’t make sense.

  44. 44
    sweet girl Says:

    I Hate taylor swift.

  45. 45
    speaktruth Says:

    Oh thank God! Can you imagine?!?! There’d be Helena or Anne doing AMAZING and then…..Taylor haha

  46. 46
    Scott Says:

    You want to know why these people sing on broadway? Its because they cant make it in the real business. They are the failures of the real music world who no one liked enough to sign. Most are the blandest of singers, yea they have big voices but that means nothing in real music. Trust me they would rather be making millions then making nothing as broadway actors if they could. This movie has lost its edge without Taylor she was the most interesting person connected with the film.

  47. 47
    veronica Says:

    @lisa:

    yea. shut up. Thanks. Get over it. Go buy a speak now concert ticket and allow us to be happy. I’ve seen taylor during award shows and interviews, she’s such a graceful person, why cant you be seeing that you’re a fan of her’s. geez. Taylor is amazing yet her craziest fans are babbling defensive idiots.

  48. 48
    Scott Says:

    @AmberWaves: Taylor controls every aspect of her career..their is no marketing team that controls her like every other artist except jon bon jovi and paul mcartney.

  49. 49
    veronica Says:

    @Scott: are you retarded? Ok look Scott. I agree with you that people who make it big make more money, heck, I’d rather be a hollywood star than a broadway singer because I love me some cash BUT to say they cant make it into the real business? People who are talented join broadway. Where are you from? Broadway actors aren’t exactly poor. Veteran actors receive probably more than you do in half a year or more. Taylor is good at marketing her brand, Why is she famous?
    1. Her song are catchy. There’s no arguing that she can write. I’m not arguing
    2. Her personal life. Deny all you want,but after Kanye and Joe Jonas and Taylor Lautner and the rest, it’s obvious that it helped in boosting her name.

    People who make it big are not necessarily edgier, it’s how they;re marketed that makes them more famous. Do not associate “fame” with real music. Do you even like real music? Real music is subjective, a garage band is very much “music” as much as Lady Gag’s performance during an award’s show.

    Taylor cant sing as well or act. Why cant you Taylor fans admit that? Am I saying shes the world’s worst singer? No. but shes not the best.

    This film has a lot of stars in it. Just because you and a whole clan of emotional teenagers and stubborn taylor fans love taylor, not everyone does. Go on Youtube, why is it that people like Adele, and LMFAO, and Lady Gagaa receive more views for their music videos that Taylor swift’s music videos do? because not everyone likes her. Yea, she sells albums, but that’s from her fan base. Her fan base is huge,. but it doesnt mean EVERYONE’s a fan. Check the guiness world book of records 2012, taylor’s in it, but only for country or something, i forgot, but trust me, there were bigger names with bigger records. taylor only had one entry, therefore, making her a famous singer, but not the most famous and not the most adored. Stop trying to shove Taylor swift down our throats, You’re just going to make the rest of us dislike her more. Her fans are rather poisonous to her career, Good God.

  50. 50
    Amanda Says:

    Whether Taylor was actually offered the part or not, she doesn’t deserve the role and I’m very happy that Samantha is getting the chance to be Eponine. She is a very talented young lady.

  51. 51
    Amanda Says:

    Also, obviously everyone who says Taylor deserves the role has never seen the production of Les Mis themselves. There is not one aspect of Taylor that fits Eponine’s personality and since Taylor cannot act (as seen in Valentine’s Day) how the hell is she supposed to do justice to the character? And Eponine is a very popular character. You don’t want to mess with the Les Mis fandom with the casting for her. And let’s not even get into the singing portion. Les Miserables is 100% singing and Taylor Swift cannot sing for her life.

  52. 52
    TR Says:

    Someone from the production must have listened to Last Christmas by Swift and said “OMG she can’t sing! What were we thinking!?”

  53. 53
    well... Says:

    What I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall at that audition. I can’t even begin to imagine what Taylor Swift must have sounded like trying (and failing) at performing as Eponine. Can someone please leak just one song? One scene? Anything? Please. I imagine it would go something like Chris Klein’s Mama Mia! audition and the possibilities are simply titillating. Obviously she scared the piss out of the director/producers because they wouldn’t trade singing ability for millions of fans. You know it’s bad when money isn’t enough in Hollywood…but I digress.

  54. 54
    giuseppe sallo Says:

    Simple case of the media blowing smoke over. I don’t think swift would have taken the part anyway.

  55. 55
    GG Says:

    @jen:

    Oh, so having a Phd means you are smart?? I work at a University and some of those with PHDs are some of the dumbest. I know I’m no brain, but I can hear, and I know Taylor could not have carried a role this big with her weak voice. When are you obsessed fans of hers ever going to realize she cannot sing that well? I don’t dislike the girl. I think she has great class about her and a lot of charisma, but her singing is anything to be desired.

  56. 56
    jd Says:

    this was almost as phony as her dating Jake Gyllenhaal

  57. 57
    GG Says:

    Guess this was one thing Scott Bruchetta couldn’t buy or fix for her.

  58. 58
    Julia Says:

    Agh Samantha Barks? Horrible person!
    Taylor Swift would of been great! Just needs a vew vocal lessons like Nick did to play Marius.

  59. 59
    JeriDiary Says:

    Just Jared, interesting how the majority of us are very happy that TS is NOT going to be in this production but yet when I tried to THUMBS UP THE FIRST 4 comments it made it a negative. The first comment had like over 50 likes and when I hit the thumbs up it made it a negative by 2. So my like turned into 48. I just view the first page and it looks like all the likes were dumped. IT IS YOUR SITE JARED SO YOU WILL DO WHAT YOU WANT. ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS DID TAY TAY PAY YOUR SITE? * I’ve learned that bloggers can be bought

  60. 60
    Gia Says:

    @ Jen…. You MAY have a PHD – but you may also need to look into getting a hearing aid. This girl is talentless. She has a very flat voice, w/no vibrato at all. When all the little girls (who listen to her) grow up, she won’t sell records any more. Sorry, but facts are facts. There is a very good reason why she has never been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. They only induct people that have long standing careers & they know she doesn’t. They KNOW she is a teeny-bopper artist. Face it, she can’t sing & was given this “role” as a country singer because she was cute. I will love it when her demise as an “artist” happens. The ONLY reason she gets awards is because of teeny – boppers & because the country music scene doesn’t want to hurt her feelings. They all “stick together” & are nice people, therefore they aren’t going to really tell her she can’t sing. That is what the Opry is for. Hence – why they haven’t inducted her. Hell, Carrie Underwood was inducted just a couple of years after starting in country music! Why do you think that is MS. PHD???? Go back to school & learn some common sense! – And go to the doctor & get some ears that aren’t tone deaf.

  61. 61
    Gia Says:

    @GG: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your comment! Read mine below yours. LOL – we pretty much said the same things.

  62. 62
    Aarron Says:

    @AmberWaves: Why are you so obbsesed with bashing Taylor Swift? your pretty scary actually its like your a stalker or something, no one really cares as much as you do. And Taylor doesnt advertise at all, she is never in magazines and never on tv. The only time you will hear or see Taylor is if you listen to the radio or search her name on google. Taylor is one of the least exposed super stars in America.

  63. 63
    Aarron Says:

    @Gia: Your the same people who said Taylor would dissapear in a year when she started…its now been 6 years and she’s the #1 country artist in the world and one of the best selling artists in all genre’s. This idea that Taylor only sings kidy songs and that all her fans are little girls is just profoundly wrong. Im guessing you have no real knowledge of Ms.Swift and that your just some deadbeat child who is threatened in some way by her. Taylor Swift is at the very beggining of her career and I cant wait for the rest of the ride.

  64. 64
    steffie321 Says:

    aaron, gia, jen and gg are all the same person replying to itself.

  65. 65
    Scott Says:

    @veronica: First of all Veronica you need to calm down this is a stupid comment section. Second you shouldnt even be on this article if all your doing is saying negative things toward a person you have never met. I relize that your probably a 15 year old girl…and well im not, but I will reply to you anyway pretty much becasue you called me a ******. First thing you have to relize is that you need to take your own advise and see that not everybody likes the people you do. You shouldnt let your apparent hate of Tayor Swift blind you. I for one love Taylors voice I think she sounds like an angel and would rather listen to her then anyone else. You obviously dont and thats fine. Why is Taylor famous? Becasue her “fans” love the way she sings and she connects with us. You dont think so, so your not a fan. Why do Lady Gaga and LFMAO have more views on youtube? Well first of all…who cares its youtube all these people have stupid amounts of views, and second theirs alot more whores and ****** then decent people who like that trashy music. With that said niether of those two groups have more fans then Taylor as seen by Taylor beating them in album sales and beating Lady Gaga in every fan voted award they have ever been in togather. As far as Adele goes she’s just the hottest thing of the year. As far as broadway singers, they only do it for 2 reasons 1. they actually really like it. and 2. they have big voices but nobody cares so they go to broadway to get paid for it. Im a fan of Taylor Swift and I really dont care if you are, she doesnt need you as a fan. If you actually sat down and listened to her I think your opinion of her would change. Taylor will have a very long career and will continue to make her fans happy. I have spent WAY to much time on this and no im not retarded Veronica.

  66. 66
    steffie321 Says:

    Peace to any Swift fans. However, if you are not familiar with Les Miserables and the vocal talented needed to be in that show then do your research. Then you will understand. Just like when Swift attempted the Star Bangled Banner she should not put herself in those situations. She is good at what she does, that is it.

  67. 67
    maria Says:

    @Scott: I don’t dislike Taylor. And I agree with most of what you said, but there is no way on the face of this earth that you can say Taylor sings like an angel. You can’t be serious. She sings one kind of song well…….country. But that does NOT require great voice range, at all. Musical theatre requires very broad range in vocals, and Taylor simply does not have that. I admire her song writing, her fun, easy songs, and her dedication and joy of performing for her fans. But this does NOT make her right for this role that requires SO much more. Even trailers of the Lorax are painful, because she has no depth or emotion in her speaking voice. She is just not an actress either. She needs to keep her day job……she’s very good at that.

  68. 68
    carolinagirl Says:

    @irene olson:
    You are wrong on so many levels. Taylor is not talentless. She may not be the best vocalist but she can somewhat sing, she is getting better. She is a great writer, can play the piano, banjo, guitar, ukulele. I saw her back in June and she kicked a$$, Best concert that I ever went to. What a hater you are.

  69. 69
    carolinagirl Says:

    @k12:
    She can too sing.

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    carolinagirl Says:

    @sweet girl:
    You are not supposed to hate anyone jerk.

  71. 71
    aquarius64 Says:

    I think the studio heard the outcry of Swift’s being cast in this role and feared a box office backlash, so they gave the role to another girl. Congratulations Samantha!

  72. 72
    Scott Says:

    @maria: Maria you sound much more sensible than most on these boards. But like I said before I find Taylor to have a wonderfull voice. Trust me I wouldnt be buying her albums or listening to her if I didnt like her singing, and niether would the almost 6 million other people who purchased her latest album. I cant explain why there is two polorizing sides to this but there is. You dont think she sings that well and thats fine. As for the movie, I did want to see Taylor in this movie because I am a fan and I do want to see her act. Maybe this wasnt a good starting movie though because of the great acting that is needed, that said this new girl is no actor either. I think Taylor should start acting in a few less challanging roles as I do want to see her act. The potential acting and broadway singing aside the actual character of Eponine was perfect for Taylor.

  73. 73
    Shireoki Says:

    @AmberWave. Alot of your comments are opinions and not facts, therefore are arguable. Opinons: Taylor can’t sing. People only like the way her songs are wrote and not her voice. She’s in people’s face all the time and that’s why people like her. I don’t know what your point is because these are all arguable. Maybe you should just keep your comments “intelligent” and stop putting “LOL” on everything that’s not very funny anyway.

    - I’m glad she didn’t get the roll, her voice is not strong enough. However I love Taylor for what she does and what she represent. I also love the songs they let her sing and help her wrote. I don’t see what’s wrong with her being in people’s face all the time, so far she’s a good role model for young girls. She has a pleasant enough voice with a positive enough message compare with the booty shaking songs or something vulgar.

  74. 74
    paula Says:

    I still say that Lea Michele is the best option but anyone other than Taylor Swift is good. At least this Samantha Barks person has experience.

  75. 75
    okok Says:

    people can argue about her ‘talent’, acting, music career etc but les miserables is NOT for someone like her.. or lea michelle (or kristen stewart.. because you know someone was pulling for her). This is a beautiful story that shouldnt be associated with any pop star.

  76. 76
    Caroline Says:

    Thank God, they replaced Blake Lively with Rooney Mara, and now they’re replacing Taylor Swift with a way better singer! Hollywood’s finally getting it sanity back!
    But seriously, she’s cute and all but girl doesn’t have the skills!

  77. 77
    Veronica Says:

    @Scott: Untrue. I never said I hated Taylor Swift. Go ahead, ask me anything about her. I bought 3 of her studio albums. Taylor Swift, Fearless and Speak now. In the Speak now booklet, for the song You’re not sorry, she has it written on the walls in the bathroom. She wrote a song for her bulimic friend in her first album called Tied together with a smile. In all her albums, she has secret codes in all her lyrics, lyrics which I took time to look through because I do *like* her. Her best friend’s name is Abigail, also in her 15 music video. She is rather close to Caitlin her fiddle player compared to the rest, during 60minutes, it was shown that she shares a dressing room with Caitlin and Liz, which I find cool. I bought her speak now world tour dvd and cd set (Proof: She sang JUPITER by train, and she also sang fearless with a ukelele in the middle of the stadium). She has a 12 string guitar, which she plays during her speak now concerts while singing mean, while she sits on a couch. Oh, and I’ve attended her concerts, 1 from fearless, 1 from speak now. So as you can see, I am a fan too in my own right, but sometimes, you have to be open to reality.
    The reason why I started disliking swift.. slowly, is because of how she portrays the victim all the time yet she is far from so, and her immature fans are just adding fuel to the fire.

    What I’m saying is that fans like you are mean. You sing to the lyrics MEAN all the time yet you don’t realize you are yourself. Taylor would never call broadway singers that. If you must admit that you’re disappointed, go ahead, but to disregard broadway as real music is just immature. No, I am not 15, nor am I 16 you tool. I am 24. Call me an immature 24 year old, go ahead, I live in a nice house in a big city, I drive a BMW and I am a medic student, probably far richer and more successful than you will ever be, so go :) Calling people “whores” makes you not only sound immature, but uneducated. How would you feel if I called your mother a *****?

    I never said I dislike Taylor. I just believe some fans are the reason why most people dislike Taylor. You need not defend her to the point of being obnoxious or rude. It’s hypocrisy when you start quoting “I’ll bet you got pushed around, somebody made you cold
    But the cycle ends right now cause you can’t lead me down that road” yet you are as bad… nay,! worse than a majority of so called “haters” out there. So what if Taylor didn’t get the role? she has an extended tour in Australasia in March, why must you slam broadway? A big number of broadway stars have and will accomplish far more than you ever will. Why can’t you just be happy for taylor and her ever-growing fame in lieu of sounding like a hack? Grow up .

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    Veronica Says:

    @Veronica: sorry, i meant “FEARLESS booklet” for im not sorry. My bad

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    Veronica Says:

    and singing “15″ on a couch, she sings “mean” on a platform wearing a lacy dress.

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    Tallyho Says:

    @carolinagirl: actually, i agree, but i disagree on the banjo comment. It’s not a banjo she plays during mean. It’s a guitjo or a bantar, it’s played exactly like a guitar, but made to look or sound like a banjo. So.. she isn’t actually playing a 4-5 string banjo, which requires knowledge on how to play the banjo, but she’s just playing a guitar which looks like a banjo. A 6 string one. As a matter of fact, her bandmate during the performance, plays the banjo, not her. shes just playing rhythm guitar on the bantar. (She uses a capo some more, and banjos do not use capos.)

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    Emma Says:

    @jen this movie is based on a musical (and a book) that has been around for ages, and has been full of TALENTED stars. While I’m sure TSwift is a good person, and at times her voice is okay (sorry, just my opinion), but the musical is based in, like, 19th century Europe. Twangy voice, pale, innocent TSwift playing a girl who has grown up with a horrible life and chooses to help the boy she loves get the girl HE loves, and *SPOILERS* eponine eventually dies…
    I saw Valentine’s Day, and personally, she just doesn’t have the acting/singing chops to pull this off.
    Sam Barks? YES.

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    Christy A Says:

    Thank God, I can actually see the film if it doesn’t contain that complete talent vacuum.

    Samantha Barks will be great – loved her performance in the 25th anniversary production.

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    stefanoLiquiGold Says:

    @InTheIndustry: HOPE NOT! My ears.

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