Eddie Redmayne has opened up about singing with Amanda Seyfried in ‘Les Miserables’ [via Starpulse], and says that in one duet, she was so terrible but he didn’t have the heart to tell her. He says, “I was doing a romantic duet with Amanda (Seyfried) and she was singing off-tune and slightly off-tempo, and I kept thinking, 'This is an interesting take on the song'. We got to the end and she admitted she didn't have her earpiece on. She was just singing along a cappella. I was too embarrassed to tell her."
Seyfried also talks about the duet, saying that everyone was actually frightened that she may have been having a stroke - "I would leave it (the earpiece) somewhere and I wouldn't want anybody to know. I would just pretend I had it in. They all thought I was having some kind of stroke. It was kind of funny when we cut. They would be like, 'What's wrong with you?'"
Despite this, she must have gotten back on track because her performance, and the film, are getting strong reviews. In fact, most of the positive reviews are focusing on the performances of the actors and their singing capabilities.
‘Les Miserables’ opens on Christmas Day and co-stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Samantha Barks.