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The director passed on Taylor Swift for ‘Les Miserables’ role, this is the reason

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Taylor Swift almost landed a role in the 2012 film “Les Miserables.”

Director Tom Hooper explained in a new interview that while Swift’s “rather brilliant, to audition for a role in the adaptation, he was eventually transferred to the casting call of the season.

“I didn’t cast her in it, but I was very close to it. In the end, I just couldn’t believe that Taylor Swift was a little girl, people would like to see it,” Hooper told Vulture. “So it does not feel right for her to be the most flattering for some reason.”

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The role went to actress Samantha Barks.

Swift was supposed to be her chance to be on the big screen, seven years later, in Hooper’s, “the Cats”.

Samantha Barks attends to Build a Series to discuss her role in “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” to Build a Studio on April, 05, 2019 in New York City.
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However, Swift may have been better off at the “Les Miserables” is like a $100-million adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical bombed at the box office, taking in only $6.5 million in ticket sales its first weekend. The critics have not liked the movie much better, as the movie drew to an 18-percent fresh score on Rotten tomatoes.

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