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SINCE IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT SHE’S TO CO-HOST THIS MONTH’S 2011 OSCARS, ANNE HATHAWAY HAS BEEN RIDING HIGH IN HOLYWOOD. EVEN SO THE ACTRESS FOUND TIME TO TALK TO US ABOUT FEAR, LOVE AND LOATHING – AND WHY SHE CHOSE TO BARE ALL FOR HER LATEST FILM LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS
f you were in any doubt as to the identity of the current golden girl of Hollywood, then the news that Anne Hathaway, already Golden Globe-nominated for her latest ﬁlm, is to co-host the 2011 Oscars should serve as a neon sign.
This positive approach to life may explain how she’s managed to achieve more before the age of 30 than many of us will in an entire lifetime.
“I think that’s going to make it more fun than terrifying,” says Hathaway with a wide smile.
It’s a quantum leap that countless others have failed to make but Hathaway describes it as “a natural extension”.
At 28, the American actress is the youngest person to be bestowed with the honour, but neither the prospect of being watched by more than a billion people nor the fact she could commit career suicide if she’s critically panned, appears to daunt the actress. Hathaway’s simply pleased she has co-presenter and fellow Golden Globe nominee James Franco, 32, star of 127 Hours, along for the ride.
She ﬁrst came to prominence as a ditzy Disney princess in The Princess Diaries (2001), broke through in The Devil Wears Prada, and more recently appeared alongside Johnny Depp in the global box ofﬁce hit Alice in Wonderland. But Anne Hathaway has also proved her mettle and versatility in critically-acclaimed ﬁlms such as Brokeback Mountain, Becoming Jane and Rachel Getting Married, which also earned her a Golden Globe nomination in 2009 and - perhaps a sign of things to come - a Best Actress Oscar nomination too.
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