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Monday 4 May 2015

Hathaway: Husband eased role misery

Anne Hathaway couldn't switch off from her role as Fantine
Anne Hathaway couldn't switch off from her role as Fantine

Anne Hathaway has revealed her husband was the best antidote to the despair she felt getting into character for Les Miserables.

The actress - who married jewellery designer Adam Shulman in October after four years of dating - plays tragic heroine Fantine in Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of the musical, and admitted it was a tough role to get into.

Anne explained: "Honestly, the thing that made me best was my husband. I just went home and had a cuddle with him and that did the trick."

The 30-year-old actress admitted the troubles of impoverished prostitute Fantine were hard to wind down from at the end of a day's filming.

She added: "I would just listen to some mellow music. Family Guy was great!

"But I couldn't really disconnect with this one the way I usually do. First of all I was usually just so exhausted I would just go home, have a bath and fall into bed.

But also there was nothing that I could do that would distract me - that sounds so actor-y - but I was feeling such deep despair in this role and there wasn't any bomb that I could put on it."

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