facebook
twitter
search
search

Johansson says she tried out for Hathaway's role in 'Les Mis'

Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM
| License Photo

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson says she auditioned for the role of Fantine, which ultimately went to Anne Hathaway, in the movie musical "Les Miserables."

Hathaway earned Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA awards for her portrayal of the doomed single mother struggling to survive in 19th century France. She is also considered the front-runner for the Best Supporting Actress prize at the Oscars later this month.

Johansson told Broadway.com she "sang [her] little heart out" while auditioning for the part of Fantine.

"I auditioned with laryngitis. I did everything I could to, like, not have laryngitis," Johansson said. "And I think looking at the film now, there's no possible way I ever could have topped that performance [by Anne Hathaway]. It was perfect and I think fateful and meant to be."

Johansson can now be seen in the Broadway revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Paul McCartney likens post-John Lennon era to 'revisionism,' talks songwriting controversy
Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Dormer stun in 'Mockingjay - Part 2' posters
Subway spokesman Jared Fogle under investigation
Rumer Willis stuns in new bikini photos
Yolanda Foster posts photo in hyperbaric chamber for Lyme disease treatment