Taylor Swift once dreamed of being with Eddie Redmayne in Les Misérables ) starring , unfortunately, that dream quickly turned into a nightmare.
of 11- year old pop star is The guest episode of the Graham Norton show airs Friday. And Eddie Redmayne on the couch, Swift recalls years ago in Tom Hooper 2012 adapted from Victor · Hugo 500 The musical of the novel.
“Basically I had two characters ready,” the “antihero” singer explained. “I have the look of Cosette and the range of Éponine, so sure I had a good time there, but not very long.”
She went on to say that she immediately Just knew she might not be selected, but still decided to pass the screen test knowing she would meet Redmayne. The Fantastic Beasts star has been confirmed to play Marius in the film, with Swift saying he was one of her “favorites” actors at the time.
“I’m not going to get the role,” she told Norton. “[But] this is not an experience I will ever have again in my life.”
However, When she arrived in London to audition with Redmayne, it wasn’t the glamorous cinematic experience she was expecting. “When I got there, they made me wear a full century street urchin outfit and Told me they were going to paint my teeth brown, and I was like, ‘After I met Eddie Redmayne, you’re going to do that, right?'” she joked.
It turned into a nightmare,” she continued. “When I met Eddie, I didn’t open my mouth to talk! “
EVERYTHING cast, though. “I thought we’d sing praises to each other — I didn’t know we’d be in each other’s arms,” He said. “My most important memory is that I had pizza and garlic dough balls beforehand and all I could think about was my garlic breathing while Tyler died in my arms and I was trying to express emotion.
Suffice to say, Tay didn’t get the role. However, just a few years later, she ended up in another Hooper movie. When the director started working on his 11 live-action cat movie, he immediately thought Swift, who ended up playing Bombalurina in the project.
“She auditioned for Éponine pretty well. I didn’t pick her, but I was very close to it,” he told Vulture in . “Ultimately, I can’t believe Taylor Swift is a girl people will ignore. So, for the most flattering reasons, it’s not a good fit for her. “
“I know she’s interested in making musicals,” he continued. “When [Cats] came up and I wrote to her and just said, ‘Would you like to meet? Would you like to see the world I’m creating? ‘”
The Graham Norton Show episode by Taylor Swift and Eddie Red Mayne, starring U2’s Bono, airs Friday afternoon on 11 BBC America. Watch about her above Les Mis audition clip.
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