Taylor Swift Says Her 2012 "Les Misérables" Audition Was a "Nightmare"

At 22, Taylor Swift was serenading us with new songs from her “Red” album and dipping her toes into the world of appearing. During an look on BBC One’s “The Graham Norton Show” on Friday, Swift, joined by Eddie Redmayne, shared the story of her “nightmare” “Les Misérables” audition.

“I as soon as died in [Redmayne’s] arms in a display check for ‘Les Mis,'” Swift recalled. “There’s quite a bit that folks do not learn about this story. Basically, I used to be up for 2 roles in ‘Les Mis,’ and I’d completed just a few auditions and gone to New York and no matter. I feel it had been established that I had extra of a glance of Cosette however I had the vary, vocally, of Éponine, so it was established that I used to be there for time, not a very long time.”

“I used to be like, ‘This has instantly turn out to be a nightmare for me.'”

While Swift was pretty sure by that time that she would not be supplied both position within the movie, she was fast to just accept an invite to London to do one remaining audition alongside Redmayne. “I used to be like, ‘This looks as if an expertise I need to have in my life,'” she mentioned earlier than turning to Redmayne. “You’re like certainly one of my favourite actors. You’re so ridiculously proficient.”

When she arrived for the audition, the crew have been fast to interrupt some unhealthy information to her. “They’re like, ‘We’re truly going to color your enamel brown for this.’ And I’m like, ‘So you are going to do this after I meet Eddie Redmayne, proper? That’s not one thing you do earlier than? I get to satisfy folks and then you definately do the brown enamel?'” To her disappointment, the make-up chair was her first cease, and the sweetness workforce reworked her into Éponine, full with circles underneath her eyes to make her seem as if she was “close to loss of life.” She continued, “I used to be like, ‘This has instantly turn out to be a nightmare for me.'”

Swift mentioned she was reserved upon assembly the actor, however Redmayne mentioned their preliminary assembly was equally awkward for him. “You walked in as a Nineteenth-century road urchin, and I used to be not anticipating that,” Redmayne recalled, including that he was targeted extra on his breath through the display check than Swift’s look. “I had simply been to Pizza Express beforehand, and I had had some garlic dough balls. I assumed we have been going to be singing off of one another, however that they had us – additionally, it was so bizarre as a result of Taylor was dressed absolutely as Éponine and I used to be in my observe swimsuit – on the ground singing candy nothings to one another, and all I knew is I had simply had garlic bread.”

Laughing, the “Anti-Hero” singer mentioned she was relieved to listen to she wasn’t the one one feeling embarrassed on the time. “You have been weeping, and I simply thought it was due to how I seemed . . . It’s good to listen to we have been each struggling in that second.”

The position of Éponine finally went to Samantha Barks, whereas Cosette was performed by Amanda Seyfried, however Swift has since starred in a handful of movies, together with 2019’s “Cats” with Jennifer Hudson, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, and extra. Watch Swift inform her full audition story above.

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