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Anne Hathaway on 'Les Misérables' singing: 'I removed fear'

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Anne Hathaway has revealed that she had fears about having to sing in Les Misérables.

Director Tom Hooper allowed the cast of Les Misérables to sing all of their musical numbers live on the set, differing from the traditional style of pre-recording songs.

"Les Miserables" New York Premiere -   Arrivals at the Ziegfeld Theatre
Featuring: Anne Hathaway
Where: New York City, United States
When: 10 Dec 2012
Credit: Andres Otero/WENN.com

© WENN / Andres Otero/WENN.com

Anne Hathaway in Tom Ford



Speaking to Parade, Hathaway explained that the live singing required a great deal of psychological preparation.

"I tried to remove fear and anxiety from the process as much as possible," she quipped.

Hathaway also explained how practicing crying allowed her to sing more clearly during Les Misérables' music sequences.

"I was aware that if I had to cry take after take, it would affect my sinuses, which are integral to singing," she said.

"So I practiced singing while crying a few months before we started filming just to get used to it."

Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables


Hathaway previously admitted that she hated the short hairstyle she had to play Fantine in Les Misérables.

"I called my husband [Adam Shulman] and was on the phone with him. I looked in the mirror and I said 'I look like my gay brother. I'm just Man Hathaway'," she recently recalled.

> Anne Hathaway on 'Les Misérables': 'I was blown away by this cast'

The movie is showing in US cinemas now, and opens in the UK on January 11, 2013.

Watch the Les Misérables cast speak to Digital Spy below:

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