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Anne Hathaway plays same role as her mother

Anne Hathaway talks to ITV Daybreak's Aled Jones about her latest role as Fantine in Les Misérables.

Her mother was cast in the US touring version of the film, playing the same role.

She said both her and her mother had their own approaches to the role, and it was great to discuss the character with her.

To read the full interview go to ITV Daybreak's website.

Fans 'want a hug' from Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway has said that her reputation means that fans are more likely to approach her for a hug than a photo.

Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables in London
Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables in London Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

The 30-year-old star told Harper's Bazaar; "I'm not Rihanna, I'm not cool. When people come up to me in the street, they often want a hug not a photo, and they want that because they like my work.

"For a long time it was me and her [her manager] against the world. I was seen as this bizarre-world good-girl cartoon that I in no way identified with – very vanilla, very sweet, very accessible and not interesting.

"I had no grit, no sex appeal."

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Jackman and Crowe lead Les Miserables cast on red carpet

The stars of Les Miserables
Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe led the Les Miserables cast at tonight's world premiere. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe looked relaxed as the stars appeared before fans and photographers in London. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway and Samantha Barks
Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway and Samantha Barks shone on the Leicester Square red carpet. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

British schoolgirl Isabelle Allen earned her place in the star-studded cast following a role in her school production a year ago.

Hugh Jackman 'thrilled' to star in Les Miserables film

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman Credit: ITV Daybreak

Hugh Jackman said his starring role in the new film version of Les Miserables, which comes out on Christmas Day, was one of the hardest parts he has played.

The musical was recorded "live" each day, meaning the spent up to twelve hours per day singing. Jackman said:

"It is definitely the biggest challenge I have had, physically it was daunting, anyone who knows musical theatre knows that my character's role Jean Valjean is as hard as it gets, and emotionally it was very difficult. Every day was challenging, but ultimately thrilling"

Watch the full interview with Lorraine Kelly on the Daybreak website.

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