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Les Miserables actor Russell Crowe does not “disagree” with American Idol alum Adam Lambert’s harsh review of the Tom Hooper directed musical.
Crowe, who played Javert in the musical adaptation, responded to a tweeter who asked if he read Lambert’s claims that the singing appeared “pretend.” He also wrote that “The industry will say 'these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live' but why not cast actors who could actually sound good?"
“I don't disagree with Adam, sure it could have been sweetened, Hooper wanted it raw and real,that's how it is,” he wrote.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) January 2, 2013
Lambert later backtracked, praising the singing chops of Anne Hathaway and Helana Bonham Carter’s and also noted, “And I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals.”
Les Miserables debuted in theaters Dec. 25 and has since remained in the top 5 films at the box office.