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."