Taylor Swift Had an Awkward Romantic Moment With Eddie Redmayne Who Was Weeping During Her Strange Audition

Taylor Swift has a fanbase that spans the globe and she is branded to be one of the most prominent cultural figures of the century. The singer-songwriter has made a mark around the world with her soul-stirring songs and carefully crafted concepts around her albums.

Swift has also made appearances on film and has worked behind the camera as a director. The pop sensation once recounted an awkward moment with Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne while she was auditioning for a role in Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Les Misérables.

Taylor Swift’s Acting Career

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The twelve-time Grammy Award-winning singer Taylor Swift has dabbled with many other art forms. Swift started acting in musical theatre at the age of nine, where she appeared in productions of Berks Youth Theatre Academy. While she had a long break from acting when she started to pursue her music career in Nashville, she finally got back to it in 2009.


Taylor Swift made her cinematic debut with the romantic comedy Valentine’s Day. Directed by Garry Marshall, Swift featured in the film with an ensemble cast of Jessica Alba, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace, and Julia Roberts among others. Swift starred along with Twilight star Taylor Lautner in the film. Taylor Swift also made her television debut in the same year on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Taylor Swift featured in supporting roles in films such as The Giver and the recent Christian Bale, John David Washington, and Margot Robbie starrer Amsterdam. She also performed in the animated film The Lorax. Swift is also known for her work behind the camera, as she produced and directed many of her own music videos. She directed the short film All Too Well: The Short Film, based on her song, which starred Stranger Thing star Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien.

Taylor Swift Auditioned For Les Misérables With Eddie Redmayne

“I’d just been to Pizza Express beforehand and I’d had some garlic dough balls. I thought we were going to be singing off with each other you know…it was so weird because Taylor was dressed fully as Éponine and I was like in my tracksuit. They had us on the floor like singing Sweet Nothings into each other and all I knew is I just had garlic breath.”
Swift was surprised by this information as well, saying that she saw Redmayne weeping during the scene and she assumed it was because of how she looked. Taylor Swift did not appear in the film and her role as Éponine was played by Samantha Barks. However, Swift did appear in Tom Hooper’s next musical, the disastrous Cats.

Source: The Graham Norton Show

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Then they had to perform the scene where Éponine dies in the arms of Redmayne’s characters and it was just awkward. Redmayne too recounted the incident,
“I’d just been to Pizza Express beforehand and I’d had some garlic dough balls. I thought we were going to be singing off with each other you know…it was so weird because Taylor was dressed fully as Éponine and I was like in my tracksuit. They had us on the floor like singing Sweet Nothings into each other and all I knew is I just had garlic breath.”
Swift was surprised by this information as well, saying that she saw Redmayne weeping during the scene and she assumed it was because of how she looked. Taylor Swift did not appear in the film and her role as Éponine was played by Samantha Barks. However, Swift did appear in Tom Hooper’s next musical, the disastrous Cats.

Source: The Graham Norton Show
“I once died in [Eddie Redmayne’s] arms in a screen test for Les Mis. Basically, I was auditioning for two roles in Les Mis and had gone to New York…I think it had been established that I had more of a look of Cosette but I had the range vocally of Éponine so it was established that I was there for a good time not a long time. I wasn’t going to get this role but they were like, ‘Do you want to come to London for one last screen test, you’ll get to screen test with Eddie Redmayne?’ I’m like this seems like an experience I want to have in my life.”
Swift said that she was a fan of Redmayne, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Theory of Everything. The singer mentioned that they had a strange audition as she had to get into her costume as Éponine, who had dark circles and brown teeth. Swift revealed that once Redmayne entered the office she had to awkwardly talk to him with her mouth closed as the team had painted her teeth brown.

Also read: “I don’t know when she pees”: Taylor Swift Leaves Marvel Star David Harbour in Absolute Shock, Refused to Meet Him After Her Concert Because of a Nightmare Schedule

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Then they had to perform the scene where Éponine dies in the arms of Redmayne’s characters and it was just awkward. Redmayne too recounted the incident,
“I’d just been to Pizza Express beforehand and I’d had some garlic dough balls. I thought we were going to be singing off with each other you know…it was so weird because Taylor was dressed fully as Éponine and I was like in my tracksuit. They had us on the floor like singing Sweet Nothings into each other and all I knew is I just had garlic breath.”
Swift was surprised by this information as well, saying that she saw Redmayne weeping during the scene and she assumed it was because of how she looked. Taylor Swift did not appear in the film and her role as Éponine was played by Samantha Barks. However, Swift did appear in Tom Hooper’s next musical, the disastrous Cats.

Source: The Graham Norton Show

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With her musical talent as well as her acting endeavors, Taylor Swift was seen to be a perfect fit for musicals and had even auditioned for Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the iconic Les Misérables. While the singer ended up not getting cast in the film, she revealed on The Graham Norton Show that she had many rounds of auditions for the film and had even done a screen test with British actor Eddie Redmayne. She said,
“I once died in [Eddie Redmayne’s] arms in a screen test for Les Mis. Basically, I was auditioning for two roles in Les Mis and had gone to New York…I think it had been established that I had more of a look of Cosette but I had the range vocally of Éponine so it was established that I was there for a good time not a long time. I wasn’t going to get this role but they were like, ‘Do you want to come to London for one last screen test, you’ll get to screen test with Eddie Redmayne?’ I’m like this seems like an experience I want to have in my life.”
Swift said that she was a fan of Redmayne, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Theory of Everything. The singer mentioned that they had a strange audition as she had to get into her costume as Éponine, who had dark circles and brown teeth. Swift revealed that once Redmayne entered the office she had to awkwardly talk to him with her mouth closed as the team had painted her teeth brown.

Also read: “I don’t know when she pees”: Taylor Swift Leaves Marvel Star David Harbour in Absolute Shock, Refused to Meet Him After Her Concert Because of a Nightmare Schedule

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne

Then they had to perform the scene where Éponine dies in the arms of Redmayne’s characters and it was just awkward. Redmayne too recounted the incident,
“I’d just been to Pizza Express beforehand and I’d had some garlic dough balls. I thought we were going to be singing off with each other you know…it was so weird because Taylor was dressed fully as Éponine and I was like in my tracksuit. They had us on the floor like singing Sweet Nothings into each other and all I knew is I just had garlic breath.”
Swift was surprised by this information as well, saying that she saw Redmayne weeping during the scene and she assumed it was because of how she looked. Taylor Swift did not appear in the film and her role as Éponine was played by Samantha Barks. However, Swift did appear in Tom Hooper’s next musical, the disastrous Cats.

Source: The Graham Norton Show


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