Anne Hathaway is winning in 2012.
She killed it in The Dark Knight Rises as Cat Woman and now, the brunette beauty is ready to dazzle the masses with an Oscar-worthy performance as Fantine in the musical film adaptation Les Miserables.
Aside from her film career, the 30-year-old got married and flipped her whole style. Anne is living the sweet life, and to add icing to her cake, GlobalGrind experienced her warm and kindhearted nature firsthand.
We caught up with Anne Hathaway at a press conference for her movie Les Miserables, and she spoke about her controversial character Fantine, a factory worker who turns to prostitution to help support her daughter. Anne reveals that she thought about her character as someone living as a sexual slave, someone who could even be a block away from our office in New York City.
“In my case there is no way I could relate to what my character was going through. I have a very successful happy life, and I don’t have any children that I had to give up or keep.
So what I did was, I tried to get inside the reality of her story as it exists in our world. To do that, I read a lot of articles and watched a lot of documentaries about sexual slavery.
I came to the realization that I had been thinking about Fantine as someone living in the past, but she doesn’t. She lives in New York City right now. She’s probably less than a block away. This injustice exists in our world. Every day that I was her I thought, this isn’t me acting, this is me honoring that this pain exists, lives, in this world. And I hope in our lifetime that we see it end.”
Anne not only gets love from her fans and her critics, she gives love as well. She spoke glowingly about her co-star Hugh Jackman:
“I just want to make sure that I pressed upon everyone in this room, that I don’t want you to walk out of here charmed by Hugh Jackman. We all know that he’s a miracle. We all know he can get up and make friends with everyone, but sometimes I think that keeps people from seeing his genius as an actor. He was absolutely our leader.”
Russell lives by this theory: in order to get love, you have to give it. Then once you get it, you give it again and it never stops. It’s no wonder why Anne is winning.
Anne Hathaway, thank you for being so freaking dope! Do yourself a favor and check out Les Miserables when it hits theaters Christmas Day.