Should Lea Michele Play Eponine In Les Miserables’ Return To Broadway?
Have you heard the fabulous news? Les Miserables (aka everyone's favorite sob-fest) is making its triumphant return to Broadway in March 2014, and you know what that means: Time for Glee's Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) to get redemption. And also time to ugly-cry for three hours straight.
Lea auditioned for the role of Eponine in Tom Hooper's 2012 movie rendition of the Les Miz, but ultimately lost the part to noobie Samantha Barks. But guys? It's a well-established fact that Lea is the Queen of Broadway, and we're thinking she'd knock the socks of this award-winning musical revival.
Eponine is a multi-layered character who goes from spoiled and wealthy to toothless and destitute, and Lea definitely has the acting skills to pull off her emotional range. Plus, need we remind you of what this gal's voice sounds like? She might just be the proud owner of one of the few set of vocal chords that can tackle Eponine's songs!
Oh, and in other news, Cameron Mackintosh (who directed the original stage version of Les Miserables and was a co-producer on the film) says the new version of the musical is based on paintings by Victor Hugo, in which dark and light plays a huge role. Um, who looks good emerging from shadows? Lea Michele, that's who.
Do you think Lea should audition for the part of Eponine in Les Miserables' 2014 revival? Our answer is obviously "yes, yes a thousand times yes!" but hit the comments and tell us what you think!