As reported by BroadwayWorld earlier this month, a slew of stars are eyeing the role of Eponine in the upcoming film adaptation of LES MISERABLES. Included in the list of possible stars to play the street urchin are: Broadway veteran and GLEE star Lea Michele, Tony winner Scarlett Johansson, music star Taylor Swift, and TV and film veteran Evan Rachel Wood, according to the NY Post.
Last week’s poll asked: if it comes down to these four ladies to take on the iconic role, which one would you prefer? The obvious winner, with a landslide 92% of the votes was Broadway veteran Lea Michele.
Romantic comedy’s A-list cast includes Hilary Swank, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lea Michele and Zac Efron.In October, the Environmental Media Association honored “New Year’s Eve” with its Green Seal for its efforts to recycle and compost waste, donate used food and materials, and eliminate plastic water bottles on set. A sustainability coordinator was hired to liaise between Warner Bros., the producers and crew to implement green practices, and a weekly ‘green award’ was given to the crewmember that exhibited the most eco-awareness.
Glee’s Lea Michele is no stranger to belting it out to large crowds or planting her lips on a handsome boy or two, but in the star-studded film New Year’s Eve, Lea gets the opportunity to do both on the big screen. So we had to ask, what’s scarier — kissing a big star like Ashton, or singing in front of thousands?
“Oh my gosh, singing,” Lea replies almost immediately. “I mean who wouldn’t choose to kiss Ashton?”
Although the 25-year-old has a rich background on Broadway as well as performing countless numbers on Glee, Lea concedes to falling prey to a butterfly or two when she sings, though the phenomenon is something she mostly experiences in a one-on-one setting.
“I would choose to sing in front of a hundred thousand people over one person any day,” confesses Michele. “I get to sing all the time but there is something about having to sing in front of just one person that is incredibly nerve wracking and it’s scary. Cory Monteith, who I work with on Glee, I sing in front of him all the time and the other day I had to do a song just one-on-one directly to him and I was so nervous.”