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    “It Sounded Gross”: Anne Hathaway Recalls Having To Make Out With Random Men For Film Auditions During The 2000s

    Anne Hathaway has had her fair share of onscreen romances, but like any other actress, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. The actress recently opened up about the struggles she has faced while recreating chemistry with her co-stars.

    Though she is very a successful actress in Hollywood today, Hathaway revealed that she often had to go ahead with certain scenes with her potential co-stars without establishing comfort during her early days in Hollywood. In a recent interview with V Magazine, the actress reflected on her early career experiences and the way in which chemistry reads used to be conducted in Hollywood.

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    Anne Hathaway Says She Was “Terribly Aware Of How Easy It Was To Lose Everything”

    Anne Hathaway
    Anne Hathaway

    Recalling the time in the 2000s, Anne Hathaway revealed how it was a commonplace for actors to be asked to make out with potential co-stars to test their chemistry. “It was considered normal to ask an actor to make out with other actors to test for chemistry. Which is actually the worst way to do it,” she said.

    The actress asserted that there have been multiple instances when she felt uncomfortable doing it, but went ahead with anyway after feeling pressured. “I was told, ‘We have ten guys coming today and you’re cast. Aren’t you excited to make out with all of them?’” she said.

    Hathaway noted that since it was a common practice back in the days, she had the fear of being labelled difficult if she refused to so what she was asked. She even admitted to have questioned her thinking because she did not feel excited about it.

    And I thought, ‘Is there something wrong with me?’ because I wasn’t excited. I thought it sounded gross. And I was so young and terribly aware how easy it was to lose everything by being labeled ‘difficult,’ so I just pretended I was excited and got on with it,” she added.

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    Anne Hathaway Says She Has Found A Better Way To Establish Chemistry With Her Co-stars

    Anne Hathaway
    Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway has come a long way and made it big in Hollywood, evident with her next project where she would be taking on the responsibility of a producer. Amazon’s ‘The Idea of Youwill also have Hathaway as the lead character, a single mother named Soléne Marchand.

    Speaking about the approach to finding chemistry with her co-star Nicholas Galitzine today, The actress said everything has changed over the years. Galitzine plays boy band singer Hayes Campbell in the film.

    Hathaway said that to establish the chemistry between them as potential co-stars ion the film, she did not rely on physical actions. Instead, the duo focused on auditions that allowed them to gauge their compatibility in a more natural way.

    I just thought, he is it. Is he gonna be able to read the lines? Read the lines, great. Okay, can you sing? Oh, my God, he can sing. Wait and he can play the guitar? Okay, and he’s just fun to be around. He’s just charming. Like, he’s just charmed this entire room,” Hathaway said during the interview, asserting that it was their friendship and compatibility that helped them perfect the chemistry between their characters on screen.

    With Hathaway’s refreshing approach to finding chemistry on screen, it’s no wonder she continues to captivate audiences with her performances, while also retaining some invaluable connections with her co-stars.

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