Oscar-nominated Anne – who stars along-side Jim Sturgess in the much-awaited film adaptation of David Nicholl’s romantic novel – was surprised to learn how highly regarded her character Emma is, and now understand that not all fans of the book will like her performance.
She told BANG Showbiz: ” Well I didn’t realise how deeply loved the character was when I signed on to play Emma. I wish I didn’t really know! It became even larger when people kept asking me, ‘So you’re playing Emma? Will you be doing this with the character? Will you be doing that?’ I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, people know every word of this book!’
“I quickly realised I was going to disappoint a lot of people. People have their own idea about who these characters are and how they act and how they sound.”
However, the stylish beauty did struggle to deal with the criticism and weight of expectation on her shoulders.
She continued: “I’m a book lover. I feel possessive of my beloved stories as well but I am also a movie lover. I know that there are things you can do on screen that you can’t do with a book. Often times, a book will be wonderful in a different way.
“Yes of course there was pressure, some days it got to me, yes there were days when I would liken it to walking between two dams with criticism on either side and you just hope, ‘Please don’t crumble today I really can’t take it.’ There are a lot of things to enjoy. I tried not to let it get to me.”
One Day was releasedin UK cinema’s mid August and was a massive success for anne hathaway fans, and book fans alike.
Anne’s future films that have beenÂ announced are:
Glee: Where she plansÂ Kurt’s aunt
The Dark Knight Rises: She will playÂ Selina Kyle/Catwoman