'Les Miserables' makes Anne Hathaway cry
This film image released by Universal Pictures shows actress Anne Hathaway portraying Fantine in a scene from the screen adaptation of "Les Miserables." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Laurie Sparham)
Published Thursday, December 20, 2012 2:44PM EST
Anne Hathaway cried watching herself in "Les Miserables."
The actress plays troubled prostitute Fantine in the big screen adaptation of the hit musical and admits she can't help but weep while watching the scene where she performs 'I Dreamed A Dream' because she feels so heartbroken by her character's struggle and is reminded of the way she felt when she got into character during filming.
Speaking to MTV News, she explained: "I cry, but I think it's because I'm still connected to the experience of making it, the process.
"For me, when I see it, I actually have to be aware when I'm doing press, because it brings me a lot closer to Fantine. She's so broken that I actually have to protect myself a little bit. So when I saw it, I did cry, but not because of what I was doing on screen. It was because I was back in the process of making it. The rest of the film made me bawl like a baby."
The 30-year-old screen siren previously revealed she fought for the role of Fantine, and worked hard to convince director Tom Hooper to give her the part.
She said: "I was told they weren't sure I was young enough for some of the other parts but maybe I wasn't young enough for Fantine. Do you ever have those moments when the fire in your belly just consumes you? I said that I needed to get in a room and we would figure this out. So I got my audition and just left it all on the floor; gave it everything."