Taylor Swift to Play Eponine in LES MISERABLES
Director Tom Hooper is obviously in the heat of casting his upcoming musical film version of Les Miserables. We reported earlier that Amanda Seyfried was offered the role of Cosette in the film, and now it's being reported that Taylor Swift has been offered the part of Eponine. She beat out other actresses up for the role that included Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson, and Evan Rachel Wood. If she ends up taking the role she will join Hugh Jackman, Helena Bonham Carter, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Anne Hathaway.
Swift has got a great voice, but I'm not sure about her acting abilities. In the end, this is a musical, and I think she will be able to pull off the part if she decides to take. Her two major songs in the film are "On My Own" and "A Little Fall of Rain."
The story follows convict Jean Valjean, played by Jackman, who is on the run from his nemesis, Inspector Javert, played by Crowe. According to a recent report Hooper wants the actors to sing their parts in the film, while shooting, without the use of voice doubles.
Here's "On My Own," the song that she would sing in the film. In this video the song is being preformed by Samantha Barks.