Les Miserables producer Cameron Mackintosh announced today that Samantha Barks will play Eponine in the movie version of the musical. She played the role in the 25th Anniversary concert (which featured Nick Jonas as Marius). This now puts to rest rumors that Taylor Swift would play Eponine in the movie. Thank @god!
Samantha Barks is set to play Eponine in the film version of Les Miserables – the role she played at the 25th anniversary concert.
Cameron Mackintosh announced it live on stage at the Manchester Palace at the end of this evening’s performance of Oliver!, in which Barks is currently playing Nancy.
He told the cast and audience that he had a big announcement to make before flying to America, and then revealed that Barks would be taking the role of Eponine.
It seems to have come as a surprise to Barks – audience members reported that “the look on her face was priceless”.
She tweeted soon after the curtain call: “Most incredible moment of my life!!!! X”