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Anne Hathaway says ‘gross’ chemistry test required her to make out with 10 guys for movie



Anne Hathaway says 'gross' chemistry test required her to make out with 10 guys for movie

Anne Hathaway stated 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 good distance since her auditioning days within the 2000s.

Whereas the Oscar winner didn’t cite any films by identify, she did reveal that she was as soon as required to kiss a handful of males to ensure that the crew behind the movie to search out her the proper 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 strategy to do it,” Hathaway stated. “I used to be informed, ‘We’ve got 10 guys coming immediately 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 simple 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 making an attempt to be terrible or harm me. It was only a very completely different time and now we all know higher.”

Hathaway not solely stars in “The Concept of You” however she can be a producer, which meant she had a direct say in how the crew 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 track that they felt their character would love, that they might placed on to get my character to bounce, after which we’d do a brief little improv,” Hathaway stated 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 track by Alabama Shakes to bounce to with Hathaway, who remembered Galitzine being “so ridiculously good” for the position as quickly as he walked within the room.

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

“The Concept of You” debuted to sturdy evaluations on the SXSW Movie Competition final month. The film streams on Amazon Prime Video beginning Could 2.

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