She may be an Oscar winner and trained soprano but Anne Hathaway insists she’s simply “a middle-class girl from Brooklyn at heart.”
The star, 31, who won an Academy Award for her tragic portrayal of Fantine in Les Miserables, is singing a much happier tune in the new film, Rio 2, for which she reprises her role as the voice of feisty macaw Jewel.
Excitement is at an all time high for what promises to be a star-studded Oscar night, but for East Coast Academy members and celebrities that don’t make the trek to L.A., Daniel is the place to be for the ceremony. Chef Daniel Boulud’s namesake restaurant on the Upper East Side will be “the supporting actor” to the evening, Boulud says, revealing that the dishes he has planned are “a celebration of the movies” and “fun – not too cerebral.”
In a comical bit of Oscars mischief, Hugh Jackman showed up to The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday dressed as the 16th president and proceeded to sing the opening line of the Gettysburg Address – to prove that he, and not Daniel Day-Lewis, deserves the Oscar for Best Actor.
I will not confess to sobbing – twice – during director Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the hit musical Les Misérables. That never happened.
I certainly did not gasp when Anne Hathaway, broken and degraded as Fantine, forced to sell her teeth and her body to feed her child, utterly crushed her solo, “I Dreamed a Dream,” by beckoning the audience in instead of belting.