Anne Hathaway predicts she will love her children "quite fiercely".
The American actress got married to Adam Shulman earlier this year and although they aren't planning a family just yet Anne is looking forward to becoming a mother.
She is currently promoting her movie Les Misérables, in which she portrays Fantine. The character is special to Anne as her mother portrayed her 20 years ago, before she stopped acting to concentrate on her family.
"It made me think about how fiercely she loved us. And now, of course, with me having this beyond-my-wildest-dreams success in my own career... knowing what that must have been like for her to put that aside for the good of her children," she explained to the latest edition of US Vogue.
"Oh, my God. I want to be a mother, and I anticipate loving my children quite fiercely. I think about it all the time, though it's a silly thing to think about because the kind of mother I'll be depends on the kind of children I have. I can't wait to meet them."
Anne has undergone a transformation to play Fantine. As well as cutting off her long hair she has dropped around 25lbs. to ensure she is believable as a character who is fighting a lengthy illness.
She underwent a strict cleanse to help her lose weight at first, then stuck to a brutal diet to slim down even more. At one point she was eating just "two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste" each day, the publication reports.
"I had to be obsessive about it - the idea was to look near death," she explained. "Looking back on the whole experience - and I don't judge it in any way - it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that's who Fantine is anyway."
Adam helped Anne through the whole experience, which she found draining. She isn't sure she would have coped so well had it not been for his unwavering support.
"I was in such a state of deprivation - physical and emotional. When I got home, I couldn't react to the chaos of the world without being overwhelmed," she said.
"It took me weeks till I felt like myself again. Adam was there. He gets what I do and who I am and supports me in it, and that's pretty awesome."
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