Adam Lambert Addresses LES MIS Twitter Comments
LES MISERABLES, Working Title
Adam Lambert has found himself in the center of a heated controversy over remarks he posted on Twitter earlier this week regarding his opinion of the recently released film LES MISERABLES. The singer took to Twitter late last night to clarify his criticism of the film as well as his comments on the actors' singing abilities.
"My movie review has Gone viral," tweeted the AMERICAN IDOL runner-up. "U can spend a whole year praising artists for inspiring work, but one critique gets all the attention. Funny,"
He continued, "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."
Lambert also shared that being a 'Les Mis' 'purist' had much to do with his initial reaction over the film. "I guess I'm a purist for the original LIVE broadway recording when the actors sang the f--- 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. One last thing though: Anne Hathaway was so good- had me tearing up. Oscar worthy performance for sure! Ok. #donediscussinglesmiz."
Lambert's earlier complaints included his opinion that the film's singing should have been recorded in a studio, rather than sung live. "And I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals," said Lambert.
Yesterday, Les Mis star Russell Crowe responded to Lambert's comments and actually agreed with them, tweeting, "I don't disagree with Adam, sure it could have been sweetened, Hooper wanted it raw and real, that's how it is."