Samantha Barks will be stepping into the shoes of Eponine in the film version of “Les Miserables” instead of country singer Taylor Swift.
Barks will bring plenty of experience to the part as she has already played Eponine in the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables.
Broadway World reports that the announcement was made at the Manchester Palace where Barks is currently playing Nancy in “Oliver!”
Soon after the announcement, Barks tweeted: “Most incredible moment of my life!!!! X”
Taylor Swift was originally linked to the part but it looks like Barks now has the role.
Here’s a video of Samantha Barks singing “On My Own” during the 25th anniversary concert of “Les Miserables.”
Do you think Samantha Barks will make a good Eponine?
Barks will be making her film debut in Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables.” She joins an all-star cast that already includes Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, and Russel Crow.
Barks started her stage career by taking third in the BBC’s “I’d Do Anything.” From there she’s taken on the role as Nancy in “Oliver!” Eponine in the West End production of “Les Miserables,” Sally Bowles in the national tour of “Cabaret,” and Aladdin in “Aladdin.” Barks also played Zoe in the Disney TV series “Groove High.”
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