Adam Lambert caused a bit of a stir online when he critiqued the new movie, Les Miserables, via twitter. His most pointed criticisms were leveled at the director, whom Adam felt should have found better singers for the production, or at least pre-recorded and sweetened the vocals.
Adam didn’t name any names when he tweeted that “The score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers.” But it’s not hard to put two and two together. Russell Crowe’s vocal performance has been panned by many critics, so it’s not a surprise that the actor responded on twitter.
Crowe explains that the score COULD HAVE been sweetened, but the director wanted the performances raw and real. The spin from some news outlets covering the update is that Crowe agrees with Adam that his singing was poor. Well, no. 1. Although one could read between the lines, Adam doesn’t call out individual actors by name. and 2. Crowe is actually explains and defends director Tom Hooper’s artistic viewpoint in a very polite way.
Sorry gossip sites! There will be no feud here…