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.
Anne Hathaway has said that her reputation means that fans are more likely to approach her for a hug than a photo.
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."
British schoolgirl Isabelle Allen earned her place in the star-studded cast following a role in her school production a year ago.
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"