Anne Hathaway on 'Gross' 2000s chemistry tests

April 24, 2024 10:30 am

Anne Hathaway [Source: CNN Entertainment]

Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway has said that she had to kiss a series of actors during the audition process in the 2000s to “test for chemistry” on camera.

Now 41 and with dozens of movies to her name, Hathaway has revealed how early on in her career she went along with the “gross” request to “make out” with male actors to test their suitability for an unnamed movie.

Speaking to V Magazine in an interview published Monday, Hathaway said: “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.

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Hathaway, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her turn in 2012’s “Les Misérables,” is currently promoting her new film “The Idea of You.”

In it she plays single mother Solène, who begins an unexpected romance with the lead singer of a popular boy band after meeting at Coachella.

The singer, Hayes, is played by British actor Nicholas Galitzine. When asked how he was chosen for the role, Hathaway – who is also a producer on the movie – 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.

Galitzine, who also stars in “Mary & George” with Julianne Moore, selected The Alabama Shakes, according to Hathaway.