Having lent her voice to the successful animated feature Hoodwinked, actor Anne Hathaway is back to voicing — this time as a macaw character Jewel in Rio.
However, what is drawing headlines is the dimpled beauty’s big screen singing debut in the movie.“That morning I had an extra cup of coffee to steel my nerves… singing in front of Sergio and Will.I.Am — I’m sure you can imagine,” she says.
Hathaway reveals she loves to lend her voice for animated ventures. "It’s always been such an honour. I did The Simpsons and now this," says Hathaway, who was this year’s Academy Awards co-host alongside James Franco. Throwing light on her character, the actor says, "Jewel is fiercely independent and hates the idea of being stuck in a contained environment. She rejects having any kind of limitations put on her. Being the last of her kind has made Jewel a survivor and she wants to keep it that way."
Talking about the movie, she adds, "Rio is all about getting out of your own way and pushing expectations aside — of being in the moment and letting yourself fly."
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Name: Anne Jacqueline Hathaway
Big screen debut: The Princess Diaries (2001)
Known for: Get Smart (2008), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Valentine’s Day (2010), Alice In Wonderland (2010), Love and Other Drugs (2010)
Future projects: The Dark Knight Rises, The Silver Linings Playbook