Russell Crowe responds to Adam Lambert
05:00 AM, Jan 02, 2013
Adam Lambert was quite vocal about his critique of Les Misérables.
On Sunday, the Idol alum took to Twitter to say that while the film was “visually impressive w great emotional performances,” the score “suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers.”
Lambert liked the performances of Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen, but didn’t think much of director Tom Hooper’s live-singing strategy. He wrote, “With that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals.”
He added. “I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext — but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out.”
Russell Crowe is now addressing Lambert’s complaints. On Twitter Tuesday, Crowe, who stars in the film as Javert, wrote: “I don’t disagree with Adam, sure it could have been sweetened, Hooper wanted it raw and real, that’s how it is.”