Anne Hathaway is one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. The 40-year-old star is extremely talented and her remarkable work includes Becoming Jane, Valentine’s Day, Serenity, Interstellar, Ocean’s Eight, The Princess Diaries, Hustle, and more. She has given numerous back-to-back hits throughout her career, including several iconic roles. However, there was a case where an Oscar winner was turned down for a film.
Regarding reports, Brokeback Mountain the actress was invited to play a role in the musical; however, the director turned her down due to her fame.
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Anne Hathaway was rejected Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Streetis a musical slasher film directed by Tim Burton. It was taken from John Logan’s script. By 2007, when the film was released, diva Anne Hathaway became a popular name. She worked in films such as “Ella Enchanted”, “The Princess Diaries”, “The Devil Wears Prada”and more.
Hathaway wanted to play the role of Joanna in Tim Burton’s musical. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. However, she was shocked that the director rejected her because she was too famous. According to reports, Burton was looking for a completely new face for the role, perhaps to balance out the star-studded cast. The cast includes Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman. The role of Joanna was given to newcomer Jane Weisener.
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Anne Hathaway worked with Tim Burton in Alice in Wonderland
The actress could not cope with the role of Joanna in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Streethowever, she now has a chance to shine Alice in Wonderland. She was offered the role of Alice in the film because of her image from The Princess Diaries.
She shared with GQ,
“The studio had a script for Alice for a long time, and then they offered me the role of Alice. I thought about it, but I felt like in The Princess Diaries I was there, playing the role of a beautiful girl in a fairy dress.”
Love and other drugs the star added:
“However, I told the studio that if they eventually find a director, I would be interested in playing the White Queen later.”
In an interview, the actress explained how she got the role in Tim Burton’s film.
“When Tim came on board, he had the cast he wanted, and of course that didn’t include me. But the other actress who was nominated had scheduling conflicts, so the studio stepped in and nominated me.”
“I talked to Tim on the phone and he liked my version. I wanted the queen to be a cross between Debbie Harry, Greta Garbo and David Bowie, with a little Dan Flavin thrown in for good measure.”
Alice in Wonderland was released in 2010 and grossed $1 billion on a $200 million budget. It is available to stream on Disney+.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street streaming on Paramount and Apple TV.
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