Taylor Swift To Star In Classic Les Miserables On-Screen Musical
While I knew Taylor Swift was a musical powerhouse, making Billboard's prestigious "Woman of the Year," I had no idea that she was capable of rocking the acting scene. Well, now is her time to strut her stuff – the country crooner will be starring in Les Miserable as Éponine. The role will be emotionally charged and I'm curious to see how Swift will fare.
The classic story is a smorgasbord of passion, despair, love, politics, ethics and redemption. Quite the challenge and overcharged drama for Miss Swift. While I haven't really seen her act enough to make a serious judgment, from what I gather by her short performances on stage and in music videos, I can't say that she's the best actress to hit the silver screen.
Nevertheless, the girl's got a formidable voice – she is a mega pop star after all. And I'm sure she'll nail Éponine's vocals to make up for any acting faux pas. Buzz has it that Taylor Swift beat out Glee's Lea Michele for the role. Amanda Seyfried will play Swift's nemesis, Cosette, and Hugh Jackman will play the story's protagonist, Jean Valjean. Anne Hathaway will be cast as Fantine, Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as Mr. and Mrs. Thernardier and Eddie Redmayne as Marius.
Overall, I'm impressed with the singer's latest move. Les Miserables is a far cry from a short stint on Valentine's Day or a spot on High School Musical. She's taking chances and it's this kind of risk taking that keeps Swift on top.