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Hathaway was desperate to work with Burton

entertainment Updated: Mar 02, 2010 11:58 IST

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Anne HathawayHollywood beauty Anne Hathaway was so keen to work with Tim Burton in his modern retelling of Lewis Carrol's Alice In Wonderland that she would not have minded playing a "mushroom" in the movie.

The Devil Wears Prada star said she was tired of being the "pretty girl" onscreen but was delighted when Burton offered her the character of The White Queen, the Contactmusic reported.

"I worked only two weeks on the movie so I decided to approach each day with absolute and unflappable gratitude that I was there and not let any nerves get in my way," Hathaway said.

"I would have played a mushroom if Tim had asked me. I wouldn't have even needed to speak! It was just about getting some time to spend with Tim and getting to be a part of his world, but happily he asked me to play the White Queen and guided me through this interpretation that I think is kind of a little irreverent and a little left of centre," the actress said.