Anne Hathaway convinced she’ll disappoint people in new role
Anne Hathaway is scared of the public reaction to her playing Jane Austen in a new biopic about the author.
Anne doesn’t believe she’s elegant or refined enough to play the English writer in Becoming Jane: “I’m even horrified that I’m playing Jane Austen! I’m like, ‘Really? Me? Kate Winslet isn’t available?’”
“Jane Austen’s been one of my favourite authors since I was 14 years old and I’ve always kind of felt a connection to her, so I couldn’t be more thrilled.”
“And I’m sure I couldn’t have disappointed more people.”
A direct descedent of Austen, actress Anna Chancellor has already complained about Hathaway’s casting: “In my mind, Anne Hathaway is just too pretty to play her. Jane was a very plain woman. Her beauty was in her brain. But that’s what Hollywood does.”