Over the weekend, singer Adam Lambert let his feelings about "Les Miz" be known, and he wasn't kind. One might be tempted to think that a "Les Miserables" cast member like Russell Crowe, who is also known to be opinionated, might be offended by Lambert's criticism of the singing in the film. But according to CBSNews.com, the "Gladiator" actor actually agreed with Lambert's assessment of the movie musical.
Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers.
But rather than excusing away his performance and that of others in the cast, Russell Crowe, who plays Inspector Javert in the movie, did a very un-Javert thing and turned the other cheek by tweeting
I don't disagree with Adam,sure it could have been sweetened,Hooper [the director] wanted it raw and real,that's how it is
While Lambert didn't hate all the performances--Anne Hathaway's stood out in particular for him--he felt that actors who could really sing would have been better choices to bring Victor Hugo's novel-turned-musical-turned movie to the silver screen.
"Les Miz" opened on Christmas Day, 2012 and topped box office sales for Christmas Day. The film is already getting Oscar buzz for Hugh Jackman's performance as Jean Valjean and Anne Hathaway's performance as Fantine. AFI named "Les Miserables" along with "The Dark Knight Rises" as one of the year's best films.
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