Anne Hathaway speaks about exploring deep space with "unattractive" Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar
4th November 2014
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Anne Hathaway shot to fame in the Disney family comedy The Princess Diaries. That may have been light stuff, but since then she has become more serious, taking on roles in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain, Love and Other Drugs (in which she played a young woman with Parkinson’s Disease) and in Les Misérables, for which she won an Oscar. Now she is starring in Interstellar as a space scientist journeying beyond our galaxy to find a new world where the human race can survive after their world dies. This was her second time working with director Christopher Nolan (she played Cat Woman in The Dark Knight Rises) but her first time with actor Matthew McConaughey, who plays her co-star. Thankfully, she found him a good person to travel into space with: "It’s a real pleasure to work with someone who knows how to take their job seriously but also has a real light touch," she says. "Matthew never lost focus, he never lost his connection to why we were there, but that didn’t mean we didn’t laugh." Of course, like travelling in space, making a huge film full of long shooting days must involve a bit of boredom but Matthew helped the time fly more quickly: "He’s full of amazing stories. He’s someone who has really lived a wonderful, very varied life. I loved hearing about his tales of how he got to be here. And he’s a kind person, a fantastic actor, fantastic man. What more could you want?" She adds slyly: "Shame he’s so unattractive though."
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