Ricky Lo Interview with Les Miserables Star Anne Hathaway (VIDEO)

Philippine Star columnist Ricky Lo interview with Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway widely spread online after uploading via Youtube on Thursday.

Philstar.com has removed the video (probably because they believed it’s a failed interview) but some of the irked readers downloaded it again. Watch it below.

Here’s the highlights of the interview, please read.

0:10 – Exchange of pleasantries.
0:17 – Lo: “You lose the 25 pounds for Fantine? And how did you do it and how did you get it back?” Oh snap!
0:22 – Hathaway laughs sarcastically before answering “I’d rather not talk about weight loss please”.
0:38 – Lo glances at his phone. He seriously glances at his phone in front of his interview subject.
0:50 – After being asked about her preparations for the movie, Hathaway talks about internalizing the “emotional toll” of “being a sex slave”, as part of what she did to “craft the character” of Fantine.
1:15 – Lo: “I have a friend from the Philippines, her name is Lea Salonga.” Hathaway emotes her admiration for the world-renowned Filipina singer
1:24 – Lo hands his phone over to show Lea Salonga’s message for Anne Hathaway. Ok maybe he was checking if he had Salonga’s message ready at 0:38.
1:31 – After briefly glancing at the phone, Hathaway hands it back to Lo. “Oh I have to meet her too!” Lo: “…and she said she could hardly wait to see the movie.”
1:34 – Lo interupts Hathaway while she continue expresses adoration for Salonga with another casual “anyway”
1:37 – More from Lo: “Yes, you really [I think he meant recently, but the syllables just slid through] said in a Vogue interview that you could never have compared with Lea and your mom was who played Fantine, Kate McCauley. Why’d you say that?” I don’t know, maybe because Hathaway adores her?
1:48 – Before we get an answer, Lo interrupts with more praise: “But true, you were terrific in the movie”
1:51 – After another gracious “thank you”, Hathaway lets some annoyance show, clears her throat and answers: “I think if you think as an actor who sings, rather than a singer, I would be probably be more impressive. But Lea has one of the great voices of our time. Now I don’t think there’s vocally anything that she can’t do. And she’s made a career as a singer so I have complete deference to her. And of course, my mother has a very very beautiful voice as well.”
2:20 – Lo: “You were there in the Emmy’s and saw your mom playing Fantine. What were your memories about having seen your mom on stage?”
2:26 – Hathaway: “I was very moved. I cried. It was very meaningful for me.”
2:34 – Lo: “Did you get any pointers from your mom?”
2:35 – Hathaway replies with a simple “No”.
2:38 – Lo: “And for somebody who perceived to have lived a life of luxury and privelege, how were you able to identify Fantine?”
2:48 – Hathaway struggles to say something. She’s probably thinking “weren’t you listening to what I said at 0:50?”
2:50 – Lo: “Have you ever experienced to be hungry? To poor, and you know, just like the character.”
2:54 – Hathaway: “That’s a very personal question.” Shut down!
2:55 – Lo laughs sheepishly (nervously? I can’t tell) and moves on to his next question: “What’s your favorite scene in the movie and the hardest to do?”
3:00 – “I think my favorite scene in the movie was when I got to come back as angel. That was with Hugh [Jackman]. Because I got to feel nice!”
3:11 – In the middle of her answer, Lo drops his phone. This prompts a kind “Oh, be careful” from Hathaway. Lo mutters “phone” while picking up his gadget.
3:13 – “The hardest scene was I dreamed a dream.” Lo: “Oh I dreamed a dream, yes yes yes yes…”
3:19 – Lo: “They’re saying that you’re a shoo-in for the Oscars next year. How do you feel about it? At this early?”
3:27 – Hathaway: “It is early, I feel like it’s early. I feel like it would be extraordinary if that were to happen but I’m not counting on anything.”
3:34 – “What about any other musical you like to do, maybe on stage or in a movie?”
3:37 – In what’s probably the sweetest smile she could muster at that point, Hathaway simply answers “Many…many.” Shut down II!
3:40 – Lo: “Would you like to say any message for Lea, who’s looking forward to watching the movie and to meeting you in person?”
3:47 – Hathaway is left puzzled. “Well, we’ve already talked about Lea.” I’m not sure about this, but someone off-camera asks Lo to move on. Lo laughs again, probably thinking about his failed attempt to make the interview about the Philippines, then proceeds…
3:50 – Lo: “And what about inviting fans from the Philippines to watch the movie, showing January?”
3:55 – Hathaway seizes the opportunity! “Well why don’t you invite them? I think they’d much rather hear it from you.” Oh snap!
3:58 – A sheepish “Ah ok then!” from Lo. 4:00 – They exchange thank yous.