I caught a early screenin on Les Misérablez last night, n’ while I be forbidden from publicly expressin mah opinions bout tha film until December 11, it did remind mah crazy asz of some shiznit I’ve known fo’ a long-ass time. In dis crazy, mixed-up ghetto of ours, there is only two kindz of gangstas: em whoz ass wanna be Cosette, n’ em whoz ass wanna be Éponine fo’ realz. And it should be obvious which crew I be on.
Look, Cosette is tha worrrrrst. I mean, shez pretty n’ all, n’ her ass sings like a dope bird and WHATEVER, n’ Marius falls up in ludd wit her instantly, blah blah blah. But shez also cooped up wit her weirdo surrogate father, n’ her mutha was a consumptizzle French prostitute. Right back up in yo muthafuckin ass. Biatch don’t even git a cold lil’ woo wop all ta her muthafuckin ass, muthafucka! Well, I guess her ass do technically yo, but “Castle on a Cloud” sucks n’ it don’t straight-up count cuz itz Young Cosette whoz ass sings it, n’ no muthafucka wantz ta be tha ho whoz stuck sweepin up afta tha ballaz of a French inn n’ stumblin all up in tha dark woodz ta fetch gin n juice from tha well. Yeah, shez tha adorable grill of tha musical yo, but I be willin ta bet a shitload of scrilla dat her ass also has a adorable tapeworm, too fo’ realz. Adult Cosette, whoz ass just kinda standz around bustin rufflez n’ doilies, only getz ta rap wit other gangstas, n’ one of em is up in a trio wit Marius n’ Éponine, whoz ass is our true hero.
Some of the singing you hear on Fresh Air isn’t from concerts; it’s just guests breaking out into song. Can you recognize all of these singers?
The third one is David Sedaris singing as Billie Holiday, which is one of my favorite things ever. And then later is Jason Segel doing Castle on A Cloud, which makes me heart happy.
Just a little teaser of what I have for you today.
Eddie Redmayne on set of Les Miserables in Greenwich. Today
More pics to come
FLAILING WITH EXCITEMENT OVER HERE, FOLKS
This a behind the scenes from the 25th Anniversary of Les Mis, and all I really want you to see is the part where Ramin Karimloo is singing “I & Love & You” because ohmigod be still my beating heart. Also, if you like The Avett Brothers, you should 100% check out The Sheytoons, which is Ramin’s band - start with the song “Broken”, because it makes my heart happy.
Reposting this morning because, well, hello unexpected front row seats! Les Mis was as phenomenal as ever, the performance of Bring Him Home was quite possibly the best I’ve ever seen and the new sets are mind-blowingly good. My only sad was Gavroche being so edited, but what can you do?
TONIGHT YOU GUYS. TONIGHT.
This one goes out to InOtherNews. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel doing The Confrontation.
And to complete the circle, Paul Rudd and David Wain doing The Confrontation from Les Mis.