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.