Anne Hathaway Says Chemistry Assessments Have been Gross, She Needed to Kiss 10 Guys

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By Calvin S. Nelson

Anne Hathaway mentioned in a brand new interview with V Journal forward of the discharge of her upcoming film “The Concept of You” that chemistry assessments have come a great distance since her auditioning days within the 2000s. Whereas the Oscar winner didn’t cite any films by title, she did reveal that she was as soon as required to kiss a handful of males to ensure that the group behind the movie to search out her the right co-star.

“Again within the 2000s — and this did occur to me — it was thought-about regular to ask an actor to make out with different actors to check for chemistry, which is definitely the worst solution to do it,” Hathaway mentioned. “I used to be instructed, ‘Now we have 10 guys coming at the moment and also you’re forged. Aren’t you excited to make out with all of them?’ And I believed, ‘Is there one thing flawed with me?’ as a result of I wasn’t excited. I believed it sounded gross.”

“I used to be so younger and terribly conscious how straightforward it was to lose all the pieces by being labeled ‘tough,’ so I simply pretended I used to be excited and bought on with it,” Hathaway continued. “It wasn’t an influence play, nobody was attempting to be terrible or harm me. It was only a very totally different time and now we all know higher.”

Hathaway not solely stars in “The Concept of You” however she can also be a producer, which meant she had a direct say in how the group behind the film went about discovering her a co-star. Based mostly on the novel by Robinne Lee, the movie stars Hathaway as a 40-year-old single mother who falls in love with the 24-year-old lead singer of the world’s hottest boy band.

“We requested every of the actors coming in to decide on a music that they felt their character would love, that they’d placed on to get my character to bounce, after which we’d do a brief little improv,” Hathaway mentioned about “The Concept of You” chemistry reads. “I used to be sitting in a chair like we had are available from dinner or a stroll or one thing, we pressed play, and we simply began dancing collectively.”

Nicholas Galitzine gained the half after selecting a music by the Alabama Shakes to bounce to with Hathaway, who remembered Galitzine being “so ridiculously good” for the function as quickly as he walked within the room.

“And it was simply straightforward,” Hathaway added. “I heard [the lead singer of Alabama Shake’s] Brittany’s voice and I simply began smiling. And he noticed me smile, so he relaxed, and we simply began dancing. No person was exhibiting off. No person was attempting to get the gig. We have been simply in an area dancing. I regarded over and Michael Showalter, our director, was beaming. Spark!”

“The Concept of You” debuted to robust evaluations on the SXSW Movie Pageant final month. The film streams on Amazon Prime Video beginning Might 2. Head over to V Journal’s web site to learn Hathaway’s newest profile in its entirety.

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