Hathaway Nervous But Ready To Play Garland In 'GET HAPPY'
Screen - and soon to be 'Broadway' star - Anne Hathaway revealed to The New York Daily News that while she is ready to portray the iconic Judy Garland, she is "either naive or insane to play her - maybe a little bit of both!"
Hathaway also told the Daily News newspaper that she plans on getting a little help with her role in the upcoming Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland from Garland's daughter, 2009 Tony winner Liza Minnelli.
"I haven't had a chance to talk to her about it yet, but I understand that as long as I treat Judy with respect - which of course I will - Liza is very happy about it." To read the full Daily News update on Hathaway and more click here.
Variety reported a few months ago that Anne Hathaway will star on both stage and screen as Judy Garland in the Weinstein Co.'s stage and film adaptations of Gerald Clarke's bio "Get Happy." The Weinstein Company recently optioned the legit and film rights to the book, first published by Delta in 2001.
Harvey Weinstein commented that Anne Hathaway "will be a true class act in this challenging role." While Garland's life and legacy have been explored before in popular culture, Weinstein explained Clarke's take on the iconic Garland "is particularly outstanding because of its exlusive details from her own writings."
The 26-year-old actress was very keen to appear in the movie - which charts Judy's rise to fame and her struggle with drink and drugs - that she may have to sacrifice other projects, which include a lead role in a comedy called The Fiance reports industry papers.