Anne Hathaway Recalls Being Asked To Kiss 10 Guys For Chemistry Check

The Idea Of You actress reveals an incident from the 2000's when she was asked to kiss 10 guys for the on-screen chemistry check in order to get casted in the project.

Anne Hathaway shared about her experience of the early 2000s, when she was asked to kiss ten guys for a chemistry check. “I was told, ‘we have ten guys coming today and you’re cast. Aren’t you excited to make out with all of them?’ And I thought, ‘Is there something wrong with me?’ because I wasn’t excited,” Hathaway told V Magazine. However, the actress didn’t specify what project the audition was for.

“I thought it sounded gross,” she elaborated. “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.”

Anne mentioned this practice was “considered normal” during the early aughts. “It wasn’t a power play, no one was trying to be awful or hurt me,” she added. “It was just a very different time and now we know better.”

Meanwhile, for her new movie- The Idea of You, Hathaway played her part well as a producer and conducted her chemistry checks a bit differently.

“We asked each of the actors coming in to choose a song that they felt their character would love, that they would put on to get my character to dance, and then we’d do a short little improv,” she revealed. “I was sitting in a chair like we had come in from dinner or a walk or something, we pressed play, and we just started dancing together.”

The film, which is based on Robinne Lee’s 2017 novel of the same name, 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.

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