Anne Hathaway On How Motherhood Made It Easy To Portray Her Role In ‘The Idea Of You’

The Intern star revealed how her relationship with children helped her in better understanding the character in the upcoming rom-com tale.

According to People, actor Anne Hathaway revealed how being a mother helped her better understand her role in the romantic comedy, The Idea of You. At the New York City premiere of The Idea of You, The American actress said that her understanding of her character Solene was aided by the love she has for her sons, Jack and Jonathan whom she co-parents with her husband Adam Shulman.

“I don’t think it’s necessary to be a mother to play a mother. I think that should be open to lots of different actors,” said Anne. “But for me, in terms of understanding the depth of love that you can feel for this person and what you would be willing to do, I felt like it allowed the love for Hayes to be even bigger for Solene because she loves her daughter more than anything,” she added. “I mean, we love our children beyond words and for her to choose her daughter over him, I don’t know, it just made their love that much more important.”

Talking about her favourite scene, Hathaway expressed, “I loved the scene where she shows him art. It’s beautifully described. I mean, I love this book. I love this book.” She continued, “And so that one, just kind of seeing … And getting to do it with Nick who’s such a great partner, that was amazing, and I have to say the ending.”

For the unversed the film is based on Robinne Lee’s 2017 novel of the same name, which centers on a 40-year-old single mother (played by Anne) who develops feelings for Nicholas Galitzine’s character, a 24-year-old international music sensation. The rom-com tale is slated to premiere at Amazon Prime Video from May 2nd, 2024.

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