"American Idol" Adam Lambert complains about "Les Mis" casting

Adam Lambert on American Idol red carpet

Former “American Idol” contestant Adam Lambert got a little bit snarky on his Twitter when he shared his feelings about the casting choices made for the movie “Les Miserables”. After seeing the movie Lambert took to the social media network to let his fans know that he was less than impressed with the singing talents of the main cast members. “Les Miserables” stars Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russel Crowe, among others.

"Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers," tweeted Lambert.

Director of “Les Miserables”, Tom Hooper, had the actors sing live while they were filming each scene instead of just lip syncing to a pre-recorded track. This takes much more effort, talent and dedication from each actor, but apparently it failed to impress “Idol” alumni Lambert.

Anne Hathaway in character in "Les Miserables""The industry will say 'these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live' but why not cast actors who could actually sound good?" he said. "Sorry for being so harsh but it's so True!"

After receiving some negative backlash from many of his followers, Lambert back tracked a bit and said that it is a result of his childhood upbringing around musicals that make his expectations so high, and that Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen gave fantastic performances.

Do you think that Adam Lambert has a valid point, being a past contestant on live signing show “American Idol”, or is he just looking for attention?


Message Posted On Nov 3rd, 2013, 9:36 am
I don't think he's jealous, this is exactly how I feel about the movie. I'm not jealous for not being in it.

Message Posted On Jan 4th, 2013, 8:30 am
This guy has issues, BIG issues, HUGE, issues, no doubt about it!!! Who's to say he can sing? Did he win "American Idol"? NO!!! He needs to keep his mouth shut and stop shooting it off unless he likes to look like the moron he is for doing what he does.

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Message Posted On Jan 3rd, 2013, 12:52 pm

I wouldn't care what someone with his haircut and make-up has to say, period.


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Message Posted On Jan 3rd, 2013, 12:19 am

All actors should be ashamed of themselves imagine having the adacity to go on screen and pretend to be something your not. Glambert please shutup.


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Message Posted On Jan 1st, 2013, 11:42 pm

I like Adam Lambert but really!. Jealous much!  He does realise that Hugh Jackman has been a star on Broadway in multiple productions. He has the Tony to prove it. That man can sing, dance and act. To say that he's an actor pretending to sing is a joke. 


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Message Posted On Jan 1st, 2013, 2:38 pm

Lambert's previous Broadway exprience and his big ego lead to this. His opinion is noted and promptly dismissed.

I likely won't see the movie until it's out on Blu-ray and I'm forced to see it but, nonetheless, from what I've seen of it the movie does look impressive and the singing of the actors worked out just fine.


Message Posted On Jan 1st, 2013, 10:11 am
Opinions are like ass holes, everyone has one. And so do you.

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Message Posted On Jan 1st, 2013, 5:52 am

Bitter much? He sounds like someone who audioned for it and is still bitter that he didn't get a part ;)

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