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Adam Lambert slams Les Misérables cast for "pretending to be singers"

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American Idol alum Adam Lambert has slammed the cast of Les Misérables.

Lambert called out the actors of the box office hit for "pretending to be singers".

Adam Lambert performing at G.A.Y, London.

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Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe arrive for the premiere of Les Miserables in Sydney.

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Sharing his thoughts about the movie on Twitter, Lambert criticised the film for its lack of vocal talent and approach in several tweets on Sunday (December 30).

He wrote: "Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers."

"Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority (sic)."

Adam Lambert


He continued: "With that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals. 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.

"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?"

"Sorry for being so harsh but it's so True!"

The singer did however praise the likes of castmembers Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen, calling them "great".

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