Taylor Swift Snubbed For Les Miserables Role
While much buzz surrounded Taylor Swift's possible role in the major motion picture adaptation of Les Miserables, The Insider reported that the role of Eponine has instead been given to a relatively unknown British actress named, Samantha Barks.
While the decision has dismayed many Swift fans, in the end it may prove to be a better fit as Barks has previous experience playing Eponine. The stage actress was cast as the character in the 25th Anniversary Concert at O2 and in a West End production.
The news was revealed January 31st after her performance in Oliver, when the show’s producer Cameron Mackintosh took to the stage to announce that Ms. Barks had landed the part.
Joining her in Les Mis is an A-List cast, with the likes of Hugh Jackman as the story's protagonist, Jean Valjean, Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert.