“The Hustle” Star Anne Hathaway for Boston Common Magazine

Posted on April 24, 2019

“The Hustle” star Anne Hathaway covers the May 2019 issue of Boston Common magazine photographed by Brian Bowen Smith.




On plays a high-class scam artist in “The Hustle”: “I thought I was signing up for a breezy job,” says Hathaway. “I thought I was going to show up, and Rebel was going to do the heavy lifting, and I was going to be the straight person and wear the fun outfits and have a few zingers here and there. But our director thought it would be funnier if my character had a British accent, so it became this high-wire act, and there was a lot more room for failure. I had to become very serious about the comedy.”

On working withe Rebel Wilson: “Rebel has this gift where she pulls comedy out of the air—I don’t know how else to describe it. She is quite reserved in real life, which I was surprised by. There’s an understated quality to her—she keeps herself like a coiled spring. When it comes time for comedy, it just all comes out. I had a stifled belly laugh every single day.”

On all the fun outfits worn by her character: “We had such fun with the outfits,” Hathaway says of collaborating with the film’s costume designer, Emma Fryer. “It was a creative exploration. [My character’s] job was to manipulate very basic men who have disappointingly simplistic ideas of what a woman is and what makes a woman attractive. When she dresses herself, she wants to dress as creatively, flamboyantly and fashion-forward as she can.”


Style Credits:
Cover: Oscar de la Renta Shirt Dress with Floral Appliqués from the Spring 2019 Collection | Anna Sheffield Butterfly Pendant Necklace | AUrate New York Ring
First Image: Giorgio Armani Coat and Embroidered Dress from the Spring 2019 Collection | Âme Diamond Earrings | Maya Brenner Double Opal Ring
Second Image: Zimmermann Zippy Dress and Suiting Belt from the Spring 2019 Collection | Cadar Feather Earrings

Hair: Adir Abergel
Makeup: Beau Nelson

[Photo Credit: Brian Bowen Smith/Boston Common Magazine, vogue.com]

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