Anne Hathaway (left in a scene from "One Day") received a Golden Globes nomination in the Best Actress category for her role opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the romantic comedy “Love & Other Drugs.” “The Devil Wears Prada” star attracted plenty of attention for her clothes-dropping sex scenes with Gyllenhaal. According to London’s “The Guardian,” she’s prepared for a different variety of controversy for playing the beloved character Emma Morley in the upcoming adaptation of the popular British novel “One Day.”
“I read the script before I read the book,” Hathaway said. “It was one of those magical experiences where I sat at my kitchen table, looked up hours later and dinner had been eaten around me. I was so engrossed. It was absurd to think that this beloved British character would be played by an American but I told my agent I have to play Emma Morley!”
Fans of the David Nicholls’ novel have started criticizing Hathaway’s casting without seeing the film.
Still, Hathaway remained hopeful that the books’ many fans would eventually watch the movie and embrace her. After all, she’s also a fan of the book.
“In terms of huge fish to tackle, Jane Austen in “Becoming Jane” was pretty big so if they forgave me that maybe they’ll forgive me this.”
Hathaway is one of the actresses competing for a leading role in Christopher Nolan's next Batman film 'The Dark Knight Rises."
“One Day,” from director Lone Scherfig and starring Hathaway and Jim Sturgess in the '90s-set romance, looks to open in U.S. cinemas fall 2011.