Adam Lambert is not very impressed with some of the performances in the new movie, Les Miserables. Lambert, who did musical theater before American Idol had a negative opinion of the non-singing actors in the movie version of the play. He believes they should have edited the live singing for the actors who are not singers…Russell Crowe? Hugh Jackman? The movie is getting rave reviews, what do you think?
“Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be …it’s an opera. Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good) Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Enjolras were the exceptions for me. Helena B Carter and Sasha B Cohen were great too. And 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!”
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