Anne Hathaway talks of "Love and Other Drugs"
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...