Taylor Swift Remembers Her Les Misérables Display screen Check

At 22, Taylor Swift was serenading us with new songs from her “Crimson” album and dipping her toes into the world of performing. Throughout an look on BBC One’s “The Graham Norton Present” 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 take a look at for ‘Les Mis,'” Swift recalled. “There’s quite a bit that individuals do not find out about this story. Principally, I used to be up for 2 roles in ‘Les Mis,’ and I might achieved just a few auditions and gone to New York and no matter. I believe 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 a superb time, not a very long time.”

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

Whereas Swift was pretty sure by that time that she would not be provided both position within the movie, she was fast to simply accept an invite to London to do one ultimate audition alongside Redmayne. “I used to be like, ‘This looks like an expertise I need to have in my life,'” she mentioned earlier than turning to Redmayne. “You are like one among my favourite actors. You are so ridiculously gifted.”

When she arrived for the audition, the crew have been fast to interrupt some unhealthy information to her. “They’re like, ‘We’re really going to color your tooth brown for this.’ And I am like, ‘So you are going to do this after I meet Eddie Redmayne, proper? That is not one thing you do earlier than? I get to fulfill individuals and then you definately do the brown tooth?'” To her disappointment, the make-up chair was her first cease, and the sweetness staff remodeled her into Éponine, full with circles underneath her eyes to make her seem as if she was “close to dying.” She continued, “I used to be like, ‘This has instantly change into 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 avenue urchin, and I used to be not anticipating that,” Redmayne recalled, including that he was targeted extra on his breath in the course of the display take a look at than Swift’s look. “I had simply been to Pizza Specific beforehand, and I had had some garlic dough balls. I believed we have been going to be singing off of one another, however they’d us — additionally, it was so bizarre as a result of Taylor was dressed totally 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 is 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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