Hathaway stuffs her pants to play a man onstage

June 2nd, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Anne Hathaway London, June 2 (IANS) Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway has been stuffing her pants with socks to better understand how to portray a man for an upcoming New York theatre production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”.
The “Devil Wears Prada” star is due to take to the stage as part of the Big Apple’s Shakespeare in the Park series, which kicks off later this month, reports contactmusic.com.

She admits she’s been preparing for her role as Viola, a girl who disguises herself as a man called Cesario, by strutting around her Manhattan apartment with an extra prop in her trousers.

“I’m having a fun little time with Cesario right now. My character is a girl who’s shipwrecked and she arrives on a strange shore where she doesn’t know anyone, and it occurs to her that the best way to take care of herself is to pretend that she’s a boy,” she said.

“I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t walked around my apartment with a sock shoved down the front! All of a sudden, you just understand. You stand differently and it’s just like, yeah,” she added.

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