Anne Hathaway talks of "Love and Other Drugs"

Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:38am EST
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By Christine Kearney

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anne Hathaway teams up again in romantic comedy drama "Love and Other Drugs" with her "Brokeback Mountain" co-star Jake Gyllenhaal.

Her performance as Maggie, an sexually overt free spirit who meets a pharmaceutical sales rep and finds herself surprisingly falling in love, has garnered Oscar talk heading into the Hollywood awards season.

Hathaway, 28, talked to Reuters about the film -- based on the nonfiction book, "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman" -- about topics ranging from pharmaceuticals to the movie's main drug: love.

Q: How much has changed in both yours and Jake's lives since 'Brokeback Mountain'?

A: "Gosh, I think everything except for our families and friends have changed in our lives since then. We are basically the same people, just older and wiser."

Q: Apparently in shooting this movie, you cried every day?

A: "I did, I had a bit of a roller coaster experience on this movie...I was playing a character way out of my comfort zone. All that overt sexuality is just not me."

Q: Your character has Parkinson's disease, is emotionally complex and not a typically one-dimensional female romantic comedy character. Is that what appealed to you in the script?   Continued...

<p>Actress Anne Hathaway poses at the world premiere of her and co-star Jake Gyllenhaal's film 'Love &amp; Other Drugs' at the opening night gala at AFI Fest 2010 in Hollywood , California November 4, 2010. REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>