Lea Michele Auditioned for Les Miz — But This Girl Got The Role, Instead
When it comes to acting gigs, we’d bet Glee’s Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) is a lock for pretty much anything that involves singing or acting or being intense and hilarious. So, we were as shocked as everyone when Lea was beaten out for the role of Eponine in the movie version of Les Miserables.
Lea talked to Vulture last year about reporters asking her about the role, “How embarrassing if I don't get it!” But even though the Les Mis trailer showed us little glimpses of Samantha Barks, the actress who took the role right out from underneath Glee’s resident diva, we weren’t prepared for the full view until now.
Wow. Um, anyone else think it’s a little crazy that Samantha and Lea Michele could be sisters? The 22-year-old singer-actress has been singing as Eponine for years, and even sang on the 25th Anniversary recording of the musical in 2010.
Will you see the movie even though Lea Michele isn’t in it?