American actress Anne Hathaway and her co-stars Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman and Eddie Redmayne all attended the special Screen Actors Guild (SAG) screening of their new film Les Miserables at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California, on 15 December. The 30-year-old Hathaway looked casual and pretty in a Band of Outsiders sweater, hot red pants and Stella McCartney shoes. The Dark Knight Rises star also attended a Q-and-A session.
The film has received four nominations for the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards, including one for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The winners will be announced on 27 January 2013 at the Shrine Auditorium & Exposition Center in Los Angeles, California, and the event will be aired live on TNT and TBS.
Meanwhile, Hathaway was previously spotted at the New York premiere of the film, wearing a black taffeta cape-back Tom Ford Spring 2013 dress with a thigh-high slit. She wore knee-high bondage-style Tom Ford boots and Fred Leighton jewels.
Les Miserables is based on the musical of the same name, written by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer. The musical, in turn, was an adaptation of an 1862 novel by Victor Hugo. Hathaway plays the role of Fantine, a starving, tuberculosis-afflicted prostitute. The actress had to cut her hair and go on a starvation diet to ensure she looked the part. According to her November Vogue profile, she "remains very thin, though not unhealthy-looking".
"I had to be obsessive about it, the idea was to look near death," Hathaway said of the dieting. "Looking back on the whole experience, and I don't judge it in any way, it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that's who Fantine is anyway."
She also revealed the popular song "I Dreamed a Dream" right was both difficult and, in a way, easy for her.
"We did it upwards of 20 times, but it was the fourth take that Tom [Hooper, the director] came up to me and said, 'You know, I have it. That was the one. I don't imagine we're going to do better than that,'" she said, "And I, of course, am like, 'No no no no, we gotta go, we gotta go,' and 'I can do it again...' And I never broke through in the same way again. So, at the end of eight hours of singing the song we realised we could have finished after the first 20 minutes."
Seyfried plays Fantine's daughter, Cosette, in the film, which opens on 25 December in the United States, and on 11 January 2013 in the UK.