Shawn Edwards sits down with Anne Hathaway, who happens to be the talk of the town in this Oscar Buzz season for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables.
Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe that is still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 28th year.
Helmed by The King’s Speech’s Academy Award®-winning director, TOM HOOPER, the Working Title Films/CAMERON MACKINTOSH production stars HUGH JACKMAN (The Prestige, upcoming The Wolverine), Oscar® winner RUSSELL CROWE (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind), ANNE HATHAWAY (The Dark Knight Rises, The Devil Wears Prada), AMANDA SEYFRIED (Mamma Mia!, Dear John), EDDIE REDMAYNE (My Week With Marilyn, The Other Boleyn Girl), AARON TVEIT (television’s Gossip Girl, Premium Rush) and newcomer SAMANTHA BARKS, with HELENA BONHAM CARTER (Harry Potter series, Sweeney Todd) and SACHA BARON COHEN (Hugo, Borat).
ANNE HATHAWAY (Fantine) is one of the industry’s most exciting and versatile young actresses whose diverse body of work is a testament to her talent as a performer. Hathaway recently starred opposite Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises—the third
installment of Warner Bros.’ Batman Begins franchise. Hathaway played the role of iconic femme fatale Catwoman. In 2008, Hathaway starred in Jonathan Demme’s critically acclaimed Rachel Getting Married, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe, a Film Independent Spirit Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award in the Best Actress category. The National Board of Review, the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Film Critics Association all named Hathaway Best Actress for her performance in the film.
Her other recent film credits include Lone Scherfig’s One Day (based on the novel written by David Nicholls); Edward Zwick’s Love and Other Drugs (for which Hathaway received her second Golden Globe nomination); Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland; Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day; Bride Wars; Get Smart; Becoming Jane; Rodrigo García’s Passengers; The Devil Wears Prada, opposite Meryl Streep; and Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain.
Her early career credits include Garry Marshall’s The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement; Havoc; Ella Enchanted; Nicholas Nickleby; and The Other Side of Heaven.
Hathaway first gained Hollywood’s attention for her turn in the television series Get Real. She has also lent her vocal talents to the animated films Rio and Hoodwinked, in addition to her voice work on the animated television series The Simpsons, for which she received an Emmy Award.
Her theater credits include Shakespeare in the Park’s Twelfth Night (2009), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s workshop of The Woman in White and Forever Your Child. From 2004 to 2005, she participated in the Encores! concert gala as well as the Stephen Sondheim birthday gala. She also appeared in Lincoln Center’s Encores! series presentation of Carnival, for which she won the prestigious 57th Annual Clarence Derwent Award.
As an actress, Hathaway studied at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, The Barrow Group in New York City, and at New York University’s Collaborative Arts Projects 21, where she focused on her musical theater training. In April 2005, the award- winning Barrow Group honored Hathaway for her achievements as the first and only teen ever admitted to their intensive acting program.
Hathaway serves on the advisory board for the Lollipop Theater Network, which is an organization that screens movies in hospitals for pediatric patients suffering from chronic or life-threatening illnesses. She recently began working with The Nike Foundation’s Girl Effect.
Hathaway currently resides in both Los Angeles and New York.
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