Russell Crowe: I Don’t Disagree With Adam Lambert, Les Miserables Singing Could’ve Been “Sweetened”
Russell Crowe is the kind of guy who throws phones when he gets mad, but he was pretty Zen about Adam Lambert's criticism of Les Miserables.
Adam, the runner-up of American Idol Season 8, issued a series of tweets about the film, saying "the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers." He added, "...I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals."
Someone tweeted to Russell, asking if he had seen Adam's comments about Les Mis. Russell responded, including both the fan and Adam in the tweet: "I don't disagree with Adam,sure it could have been sweetened, [director] Hooper wanted it raw and real,that's how it is."
The director got the raw performances he wanted — so if anyone has a problem, talk to him! Not that everyone is criticizing the film. One fan tweeted to Russell, "sweet voiced singers are not hard to come by whereas an actor such as yourself is a rarity. Everyone in Les Mis moved me." And another wrote, "I'm glad the singing was done as it was; you showed me a different way of seeing Javert & I enjoyed it!"
Do you think the music should've been sweetened, or included actors with different voices, or do you like the more raw and emotional approach?