Anne Hathaway recalls being asked to kiss multiple actors for chemistry tests in the 2000’s

Hathaway is thankful that the industry has evolved and ended the practice which was once considered normal.

Pop Culture & Art April 23, 2024
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In a new interview with V Magazine, she recalls how 'chemistry tests' in the 2000s often involved kissing multiple potential co-stars. 
This experience left her feeling both confused and pressured to appear compliant.

Hathaway stresses that while this was once considered normal, the industry has thankfully advanced. "It was just a very different time and now we know better," she says.

This awareness shaped Hathaway's approach as both star and producer of "The Idea of You". Instead of relying on those awkward 'chemistry tests', she and the team devised a far more relaxed process for finding her co-star. Actors selected a song their character would love and then performed a short improv with Hathaway.

Nicholas Galitzine landed the role after his charming dance to an Alabama Shakes song.  Hathaway recalls the immediate sense of connection and how the process felt natural and effortless.

"The Idea of You", which premiered to positive reviews at SXSW, will stream on Amazon Prime Video starting May 2nd. You can read the full Hathaway profile on V Magazine's website.



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