Scarlett Johansson Auditioned for Les Miserables With Laryngitis & Lost to Anne Hathaway
Some things just aren't meant to be. While Scarlett Johansson is considered to be one of our generations' best actresses, not even the A-lister could pull off an audition for what turned out to be one of the top films of the year while being sick.
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The 28-year-old wanted to play the role of Fantine in the Oscar-nominated movie Les Miserables, but was so ill she barely had a voice.
"I auditioned with laryngitis," she told Broadway.com. "I did everything I could to, like, not have laryngitis."
She added: "I sang my little heart out," but she's not bitter the part went to Anne Hathaway who is now up for an Academy Award for her portrayal of the character.
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"I think, looking at the film now, there's no possible way I ever could have topped that performance," she says of Anne's work. "It was perfect and I think fateful and meant to be."
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Other celebs who were up for the role include Kate Winslet, Rebecca Hall, Jessica Biel, Amy Adams and Marion Cotillard.
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