Can we get into musical theatre for a minute, friends? Because that Les Mis movie is happening, and it’s happening fast. The release date is December 7th, 2012, and so far the cast includes Hugh Jackman as Val Jean, Russell Crowe as Javert, and Anne Hathaway as Fantine. Things are looking pretty good so far, but who will play the beloved Eponine?
Taylor Swift, Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood are all in the running for the highly coveted role of Eponine in Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper’s big-screen version of “Les Misérables,” sources tell us. A source close to the film confirmed that the four actors have all auditioned for the role. Another said that Michele “knocked it out of the park” when the “Glee” star — who played Young Cosette in the Broadway show — recently performed for the “King’s Speech” director. But it will be a tough choice because each star has her own magic ingredient for the musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel. “Scarlett brings acting ability, and she can really sing,” said the source. “Evan Rachel Wood brings her indie cred.” And casting Swift would mark a major move over to Hollywood films for the pop star.
You know, as much as I dislike the girl, Lea Michele is clearly the way to go here. Scarlett’s too old and just not right for the role, and you know I adore Evan Rachel Wood, and she’s definitely a strong second choice, but I’m just not feeling this for her. As for Taylor … please don’t make me explain why Taylor Swift would be a reprehensible casting choice.
Do I really need to say anything else here? Is there any doubt that I think Evan Rachel Wood is gorgeous and glorious and perfect? Could any one of you honestly look at these pictures and honestly think that I’m not flailing with love and appreciation?
Do any of you agree with me? Now, that’s the question.
I don’t think you’d find too many hard-pressed to disagree here. She’s a lady. She’s hot, and when she’s naked, she’s probably even hotter. I wouldn’t know, though, because all I can think about when I hear the words “Evan Rachel Wood” and “nudes” in the same sentence is Marilyn Manson, baby powder, and explicit, bloody home photos. And that’s just not that hot.
How about you show us, Rachel, just what you’re talking about, sans blood, sans Manson, and sans smeared lipstick? We just might surprise you, you know, girl?
Here’s how this started. I saw this picture of Evan Rachel Wood looking all neat and fancy, and I wanted to show you guys. But then I saw a picture of Emma Stone looking like the most adorable girl that’s ever been, and I wanted to show you guys that, too. But since I have a lot to talk about today, I had to choose between my two favorite ladies. And, well, I couldn’t.