Why Did Taylor Swift Get The Boot?

While we were all pretty surprised when we found out Taylor Swift snagged the role of Eponine in the upcoming film adaptation of Les Miserables, we were even more surprised to find out that she is no longer involved in the project. After all, the 22-year-old country crooner has been pictured at rehearsal in London preparing for the flick. With word that Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood were also in consideration to play the role, who got the part instead?

None of them! According to BroadwayWorld.com, stage actress Samantha Barks will be reprising the role of Eponine that she played at the 25th anniversary concert for the film. The producer Cameron Mackintosh announced the good news live on stage at Manchester Palace on the evening of January 31st, where Samantha was performing in Oliver!

She tweeted afterward, “Most incredible moment of my life!!!! X”

Are you bummed Taylor Swift is no longer playing Eponine? Which celeb do you think would play the role best?