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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'”

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  1. 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!

  2. 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 .

  3. 78
    Veronica Says:

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

  4. 79
    Veronica Says:

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

  5. 80
    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.)

  6. 81
    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.

  7. 82
    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.

  8. 83
    stefanoLiquiGold Says:

    @InTheIndustry: HOPE NOT! My ears.

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