Anne Hathaway’s is moved by Anne Hathaway.
‘Les Miserables’ hit theaters on Christmas Day, earning the film a whopping $18 million over the holiday. If you were one of the people who cried during Hathaway’s rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream”, you weren’t alone.
“I cry, but I think it’s because I’m still connected to the experience of making it, the process,” Hathaway told MTV. “For me, when I see it, I actually have to be aware when I’m doing press, because it brings me a lot closer to Fantine. She’s so broken that I actually have to protect myself a little bit. So when I saw it, I did cry, but not because of what I was doing [on screen]. It was because I was back in the process of making it. The rest of the film made me bawl like a baby.”
In “Les Miserables,” Hathaway plays the aforementioned Fantine, a doomed single mother-turned-prostitute. The role has been praised by even those critics not infatuated with Tom Hooper’s version of “Les Miserables,” and it’s expected that Hathaway will earn an Oscar nomination for her troubles. The actress lost 25 pounds to play Fantine and told Vogue that the experience left her in a “state of deprivation, physical and emotional.”
I’m going to head out and see ‘Les Mis’ this afternoon, and I’m SO excited! I’ve been dying to see it for months, and the day is finally here!! Have any of you seen it? What did you think?
UPDATE: I went and saw ‘Les Mis’, and I absolutely LOVED IT. I loved every minute of it, actually. I’m thinking the only people who didn’t like it, must not like musicals, because as far as musicals go, this movie is on the top of my list. There wasn’t a single performance that was bad. I think absolutely EVERYONE did amazing. Yes, I cried when Anne sang ‘I Dreamed a Dream’. It was shockingly moving. But I also cried several times when Hugh Jackman sang. In my opinion, he’s the standout performance of the entire movie. He was absolutely incredible. He was in nearly every scene of the movie, and he stole the show. Eddie Redmayne was also brilliant. Man, I’m getting goosebumps all over again! If you havne’t seen it – you owe it to yourself to see it.