Anne Hathaway is currently the favorite to win Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars come February, but she has revealed that she would be extremely embarrassed if she didn’t even get nominated.
While promoting ‘Les Miserables’, she told Fox News, “It's hugely flattering but nothing is real yet, so it's lovely that people are talking about it. So I'm of two minds, which is one, 'Oh my gosh, could you imagine if it came true?' and two, 'Can you imagine how embarrassing it'll be if it doesn't happen if I don't get nominated?' So I'm just trying to keep my feet on the ground at the moment."
Her performance as Fantine in ‘Les Miserables’ has already been honored with multiple critics choice awards and nominations for the SAG and Golden Globe awards. Hathaway’s performance as Fantine is made all the more stronger by the fact that she has had a strong connection to it from childhood – she says, "My history with the show began when I was seven. My mother was cast in the ensemble and as the factory girl, and as the Fantine understudy, so my second time I actually saw the show I got to see my mother play Fantine, which is the role I play in the film. Since then I just had it in my head. I think that was the show that made me really want to be an actress and really have a concept of getting up and performing and telling a story through performance and I've just loved singing ever since then. I've been studying voice for about 10 years now, never with anything like this in mind, just because I really love doing it. So yeah, I'm kind of amazed that I didn't really expect singing to ever play a big part of my life I just thought it was something that I liked to do, so it's kind of crazy that this particular show has come about in this way in my life."
It’s extremely unlikely that Hathaway won’t even get nominated for the Oscars, but we’ll find out on January 10th when the nominations are announced.