We were kind of bummed when we heard Taylor Swift wasn't ultimately cast as Eponine, but producer Cameron Mackintosh had good reasoning to go with the lesser-known Samantha Bark.
And thankfully, it doesn't involve a blow to Swifty's ego!
"She's a lovely woman and she auditioned, and she was completely un-starry. And she's talented. It's just that actually the requirements of that role were better fitted by Sam.. Nearly every name you've heard in the gossip columns are true, came up for Eponine, and it's wonderful I think that somebody completely unknown got it."
Besides her stardom, maybe Taylor's big smile and Tenessee twang were too much for the likes of lovesick Eponine?
Oh well, it's not like Tay Tay needed the role.
In fact, we're happy she didn't get it because that promo tour would've distracted her from her BEAUTIFUL boytoy, Harry Styles!!!! All things happen for a reason, right?! HA!
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