@xxshaannonxxAnne Hathaway revealed four huge Brokeback Mountain secrets at an event in Beverly Hills this past Wednesday. When Hathaway first auditioned they encouraged her to read the part of Alma, “I said ‘Oh no, no, no, no, no. I’m not Alma. I need to be seen for the other part,’” Anne revealed during a recent chat with the film’s director Ang Lee. She knew she would do better playing the part of Texas rodeo queen Lureen, even though it was a much smaller part. She recalled telling the casting teams, “Just trust me.” The first secret: Anne was dressed head-to-toe in her Princess Diaries 2 garb the first time she read for director Ang Lee. “I was so excited to get in the room,” she said. Lee smiled at the memory, “I told her, ‘It’s OK. You play a Texas princess, anyway.” He knew right away she was going to get the role. The second secret: Meryl Streep previewed a key Brokeback Mountain scene that convinced her to hire Hathaway for The Devil Wears Prada. “She approved my casting based on that,” said Hathaway. “Meryl only had the ‘Princess’ roles to go by and (Lee) was kind enough to show her that scene (before the film came out).” “That scene is responsible for my entire career,” Hathaway said. Lee pointed out that it was her fourth and final take that made the cut: “After take three it was really good. But I got greedy.” The third secret: Anne Hathaway didn’t know a thing about riding a horse. She ended up lying to Lee on behalf of her rodeo queen role. “He asked me, and it was that classic thing where I said ‘Oh, I can do that.’” The fourth secret: the story behind Ledger’s pursed lips. “Heath always said the reason he always kept his mouth like that (mimicking his cowboy character’s voice) is that he was worried that flies might get in.” What do you think about these big reveals? Let us know in the comments!
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