Jim Sturgess Hugs Co-star Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway and British actor Jim Sturgess walked the red carpet in Westfield, west London, for the European Premiere of One Day on Tuesday. Directed by Danish director Lone Scherfig, the romantic drama stars the two actors as soulmates Dexter and Emma, who meet on July 15, 1988, their college graduation day. British author David Nicholls wrote the best-selling book that inspired the film, which checks in with pair on July 15 of each year for the following 20 years, chronicling the ups and downs of their relationship.
Sturgess, 30, who is perhaps best known for the star-crossed Beatles extravaganza Across The Universe, said he loved working with Hathaway in a film that departs from the conventions of the romantic comedy genre. "I just thought it was a really good take on a love story where it didn't follow the generic path of a romantic comedy or a heavy-set drama," he told USA Today. "You could dip into these people's lives and you could get a much bigger take on a love story than just two people falling in love."
At the premiere, Hathaway caused quite a stir when she told a reporter that given the opportunity she would consider playing Kate Middleton. “I haven’t really thought about it before,” she told the Sun, “but yes, why not. She’s great. It’s such a fairy tale.” Hathaway has not received positive reviews of her attempt at a Yorkshire accent in One Day.
The new Catwoman also recently opened up about the charity trip she took to Africa to avoid the backlash against her Oscars co-hosting gig with James Franco. "Almost immediately afterwards, I went to Africa for the first time with an initiative that I work with called The Girl Effect, and I just realized that all these feelings that I was having, maybe even the negative ones, were a privilege to be had, and that good, bad, middling, whatever the Oscars were … I mean, I met a woman on this trip who got married at the age of five," she told Interview magazine.