Beginning on December 30, Glambert put on his sequined glasses and began to read Les Mis to filth:
Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers.
…it’s an opera. Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good)
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?
He did, however, reserve especial praise for Anne Hathaway, whose performance he called “breathtaking.” Then on Wednesday, reactions to Lambert’s “harsh but true” comments caused the singer to warm up his pitching arm to throw some good ole-fashioned shade:
My movie review has gone viral. [You] can spend a whole year praising artists for inspiring work, but one critique gets all the attention. Funny.
Those raw and real moments when characters broke down or were expressing the ugliness of the human condition were superb. However
… My personal opinion: there were times when the vocals weren’t able to convey the power, beauty and grace that the score ALSO calls for.
I guess I’m a purist for the original LIVE broadway recording when the actors sang the f*ck outta those songs. JUST an opinion…
I should prob stop fanning the flames on this one..but i love a good debate- couldnt help myself.
Despite flaming all over the production, Lambert, once again, expressed his devotion to Annie, calling for an Oscar to be thrown her way. Lambert, as a self-confessed Les Mis fanatic, certainly has the right to voice his opinion, even if that voice makes getting into his glass house difficult since he can’t find the right key.
And that’s how you properly throw shade, kids.
But we kid, we kid. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. And Anne Hathaway’s entitled to that Oscar. Besides, it’s not like Russell Crowe doesn’t disagree with Adam.