Anne Hathaway Reveals Why She Almost Didn’t Get Her Role In ‘One Day’ [AUDIO]

August 19, 2011 7:40 am

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Anne Hathaway joined ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ to talk about her role as Emma in the highly anticipated film “One Day” and discusses how she almost didn’t get the role.

Anne says, “I read the script, fell in love, flew to London to meet with Lone Scherfig, but I was off that day and I really felt like I wasn’t articulating why I loved Emma so much and how I hoped to play her.” After her off day, Anne played music for Lone that she felt portrayed Emma, and after listening to the music, she offered her the role.

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“One Day” is a love story about falling in love with the right person at the wrong time, and finding that love after a long period of time. Anne says, “Love comes from the most unexpected of places.”

To get into the head of her character, Anne listened to music that paralleled the characters journey throughout the film. Anne admitted she uses her music to get into the minds of her characters. Music gets her heart to the place it needs to be for her to play the role. She confesses, “Music is a huge important part, it opens you up.”

Ryan breaks the seriousness of the interview and asks Anne, “Do you think people get more attractive or less attractive over time?”

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Anne answers, “It depends who you’re talking about because some people peak early and other people who are late bloomers and blossom over time. I think the most beautiful people are the ones that continue to grow regardless of their age.”

So much of the novel “One Day” takes place in the form of letters, where you are inside the head of the character. So, the actors were worried the story would be lost. These scenes seemed difficult to portray in a film, but they did it, and the final product came out perfectly.

Listen to the full interview below, and check out “One Day” in theaters now!