Hathaway promotes drama queen film

Hollywood star Anne Hathaway is at the Venice Film Festival to talk about her new role as a drama queen armed with biting one-liners.

Hathaway stars in Rachel Getting Married, one of the movies competing at the festival for a prestigious Golden Lion Award.

Hathaway plays Kym, who returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt).The screenplay was written by schoolteacher Jenny Lumet, described in the film’s production notes as a married mother of two who owns 38 pairs of shoes.

Director Jonathan Demme, whose credits include The Silence Of The Lambs, said there was little extras casting in the film as he wanted to create a guest list for the wedding of people he knew who seemed to fit with the couple.

Demme said: “Let’s face it, the reason you have a great wedding is because you get a bunch of people together who hit it off and have a great time at a once in a lifetime event.

“I couldn’t imagine how that could be ‘acted’ by extras, so I felt that the best thing to do would be to get a fantastic group of people together who meet each other the way people will do.

“At the end, when they are partying together, they really should be partying together.”

Source: The Press Association

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