Adam Lambert went and saw ‘Les Miserables’ last week, and following the movie, he had quite a few things to say! After seeing the musical, he went off on a Twitter rant, bashing the cast of the movie, claiming they can’t sing. In his defense, I thought the same thing about Russell Crowe. He cannot sing. He shouldn’t sing. His casting was strange to me. But everyone else held their own, in my opinion. I think everyone else sang really well! Here’s what he had to say on Twitter:
Les Mis: Visually impressive with great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers. It’s an opera. Hollywood’s movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority…
Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Enjolras were the exceptions for me.
Helena B Carter and Sasha B Cohen were great too.
I do think it was cool they were singing live, but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals. . .
Eponine’s voice was cool too…
I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext- but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out.
The industry will say ‘these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live,’ but why not cast actors who could actually sound good? Sorry for being so harsh but it’s so true!
I’m so glad we are all discussing this now! Look-I grew up w this musical and so my expectations are quite high. Didn’t mean to b negative.
One more clarification: DO go see it for Anne Hathaways performance. It’s was breathtaking.
One of my favorite parts about the movie was how raw the singing scenes were. You could tell they were being sung live for the camera, and it was incredibly moving! I understand what he’s saying about casting actors for singing roles, but I can’t imagine they would have come up with many AMAZING singers who could have also pulled off the intense acting. I don’t know, no one comes to mind.
Anyway, I think the movie is amazing. Have you all seen it yet?
Posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 at 8:08am
Filed under Adam Lambert