Oscar-nominee Anne Hathaway appears on the cover of the February issue of Harper's Bazaar UK magazine. In the issue the actress talks about how her new husband, actor Adam Shulman, distracted her from her work on Les Misérables and how different she is from her image.
"He walks into a room, and I light up," she says about Shulman. "I can't help it. A few days into it [filming Les Misérables] I said 'I'm having too much fun, I just want to play with you and I need to be really sad right now.' I knew from the second I met him that he was the love of my life.'
But her attitude quickly changed because the role of Fantine called for her to lose weight and look starved along with cutting off all of her hair. She later admitted to talk show host Chelsea Handler that she "was a witch" to Shulman during filming, picking fights with him and being "unfair".
"I realized I was being really unfair to him and that even though I was in a negative place, I couldn't let it affect our relationship," she says. "And also, I needed to go further into that negative place to play my character, and I love him so much that I was like, 'You're making me happy. You're keeping me up and I'm clawing to the sides of my life and I need to fall into a pit and you need to go, honey.'"
But The Dark Knight Rises star's hard work paid off and she's nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.
Hathaway also dishes on her image in the new issue, saying that she's not the person people think she is, thanks to her earlier roles in films like The Princess Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada.
"I'm not Rihanna. I'm not cool. When People come up to me in the street, they often want a hug not a photo, and they want that because they like my work," she explains. "For a long time it was me and [my manager] against the world. I was seen as this bizarre-world good-girl cartoon that I in no way identified with… very vanilla, very sweet, very accessible and not interesting. I had no grit, no sex appeal.'