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Taylor Swift’s Dangerous Audition For ‘Les Miserables’ With Eddie Redmayne – Hollywood Life

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Taylor Swift revealed that she did a display screen check with Eddie Redmayne for Les Miserables! The singer, 32, didn’t make the lower sadly, because the audition rapidly turned to a “nightmare” expertise. “Principally, I used to be up for 2 roles,” the Midnights singer stated on the Oct. 28 episode episode of The Graham Norton Present, which additionally included Eddie. “I had the look of Cosette and the vary vocally of Éponine, so it was established I used to be there for a great time, however not for a very long time. I wasn’t going to get the position,” she defined.

Notably, Cosette finally went to Amanda Seyfried and Éponine was performed by Samantha Barks within the 2012 movie adaptation directed by Tom Hooper. “However they requested if I want to go to London to do a display screen check with Eddie, who’s one in every of my favourite actors, and I believed, ‘This isn’t an expertise I’m going to get once more in my life,’ so I stated sure,” she went on. When she arrived to the set, nevertheless, she was put in “full Nineteenth-century avenue urchin costume” that included brown tooth. “I used to be like, ‘You will try this after I meet Eddie Redmayne, proper?’…However no, they made me appear to be loss of life and it grew to become a nightmare. After I met Eddie I didn’t open my mouth to talk,” she recalled.

Taylor Swift is seen at TIFF earlier this yr. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

It seems the nerves weren’t simply on Taylor’s finish, who was solely 22 on the time. Eddie, now 40, recalled he felt uncomfortable singing alongside Taylor and embracing on the similar time, given they hadn’t met earlier than. “I believed we’d simply be singing off one another — I didn’t know we’d be in one another’s arms,” the Oscar winner added. “My overriding reminiscence of it’s that I had had pizza and garlic dough balls beforehand, and all I may take into consideration was my garlic breath whereas Taylor was dying in my arms and I used to be attempting to indicate emotion,” he hilariously stated.

Eddie Redmayne on the premiere of his movie ‘The Good Nurse.’ (Picture Press Company/NurPhoto/Shutterstock)

The movie, primarily based on the French novel by Victor Hugo, went onto win three Oscars on the 2013 Academy Awards together with Greatest Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway who performed Fantine, Greatest Sound Mixing, and Greatest Make-up and Hairstyling. It was additionally nominated in Greatest Image, nevertheless, Ben Affleck‘s Argo took the highest nod that yr. Regardless of not making the lower, 2012 was important for Taylor as she dropped one in every of her career-defining albums that yr: Pink, which she re-recorded final yr in a brand new version dubbed Taylor’s Model. Throughout the unique run, she continued releasing music into 2013 — hitting the street for an enormous world tour starting that Spring.

Taylor later went on to work with director Tom Hooper within the panned 2019 movie Cats, during which she performed Bombalurina. The Pennsylvania native additionally leant her expertise to the soundtrack with the monitor “Lovely Ghosts.”



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