Posted: 5:48 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Anne Hathaway quit a role that could have snagged her an Oscar.
Mega-producer Harvey Weinstein revealed that the 31-year-old actress was the first choice to star in the lead role of Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook.
He told Howard Stern on Wednesday “Silver Linings Playbook was originally going to be with Anne Hathaway and Mark Wahlberg. And then Anne wasn’t doing it. And she’s marvelous, and wonderful and she was my choice, I love her.”
“We had Annie and then we had Mark . . . then whatever happened, happened,” admitting Anne had some creative differences with director David O. Russell, telling Stern “they didn’t see eye-to-eye.”
Anne dropped out of the project and was replaced by then up-and-comer Jennifer Lawrence, who knocked the role out of the park and went on to win the 2013 Best Actress Oscar. And Lawrence obviously got along well with the notoriously difficult Russell as he went on to direct her to yet another Oscar nomination for American Hustle.
When stern quipped “I bet she’s kicking herself in the head” over quitting the plumb part, Weinstein shot back “Well, whatever. I don’t think so. She went on to win the Academy Award for Les Miserables – maybe we’re kicking [ourselves] in the head.”