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Anne Hathaway reveals ‘gross’ acts she was asked to do during auditions

Anne Hathaway reveals ‘gross’ acts she was asked to do during auditions

The Oscar-winning actress recalled being involved in the 'worst way' to cast a film

It’s a career many of us aspired to explore when we were children, imagining our faces on the big screen and who we’d thank when winning our Oscar.

But there’s been no shortage in troubling tales from Hollywood’s elite in recent times, with many people coming forward to share their stories of exploitation while chasing their dreams.

Anne Hathaway has opened up about some of the ‘gross’ things she had to endure when starting out as an actress.

Hathaway, 41, has spoken about the less then desirable things she was expected to do as an up-and-coming actress during the casting process.

She has opened up to V Magazine about her experiences and readers were truly shocked.

Before delving into some of her murkier memories, Hathaway spoke about the casting experience for her latest film, rom-com The Idea of You.

She said: “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."

Her co-star in the movie, 29-year-old British actor Nicholas Galitzine, chose Alabama Shakes.

She described the experience as 'gross'. (@annehathaway/Instagram)
She described the experience as 'gross'. (@annehathaway/Instagram)

She added: “I heard Brittany’s voice and I just started smiling. And he saw me smile, so he relaxed, and we just started dancing.

“Nobody was showing off. Nobody was trying to get the gig. We were just in a space dancing. I looked over and Michael Showalter, our director, was beaming. Spark!"

And that’s what jogged Hathaway’s less wholesome memories.

She shared: “Back in the 2000s – and this did happen to me – it was considered normal to ask an actor to make out with other actors to test for chemistry, which is actually the worst way to do it.

“I was told, ‘We have 10 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. I thought it sounded gross.

“And I was so young and terribly aware how easy it was to lose everything by being labelled ‘difficult’, so I just pretended I was excited and got on with it,” before adding: “It wasn’t a power play, no one was trying to be awful or hurt me.”

Ultimately, we’re just glad that times have changed.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@annehathaway/Nathan Congleton/NBC via Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, TV And Film