Anne Hathaway wants Duchess Catherine role

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A romantic drama directed by Lone Scherfig and adapted from David Nicholls' 2009 novel of the same name. Two Edinburgh graduates spend one day together and begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess portray the two central characters of Emma and Dexter.
August 23rd, 2011

Anne Hathaway wants to play Duchess Catherine in a movie of her life.

The 28-year-old US actress is a big fan of the newest member of the British royal family - who married Prince William in April - and would happily portray her in a biopic.

Asked at the European premiere of her new movie 'One Day' whether she would play Catherine in a movie, Anne told BANG Showbiz: "I haven't really thought about it before but yes, why not. She's great."

Anne has previously spoken of her admiration for Catherine - who was previously known as Kate Middleton - for marrying William.

Speaking about watching the couple's nuptials on television, she said recently: "The moment for me was when Kate let go of her father's hand and she walked the last few feet to William. I was hanging out with my friend Chris, in London, and I didn't mean to say it out loud, but I just went, 'Oh, you're a brave girl.'

"I looked at him, and all of a sudden, I'm like, 'Marriage is such a brave thing.' I was texting with my mom the whole time, and she says, 'Gee, it's such a fairy tale,' and I thought that marrying your best friend is really the new fairy tale, even if he happens to be a prince. I just thought, 'That's it. You marry your best friend. That's the new fairy tale.' "

Joining Anne on the pink carpet at the 'One Day' premiere - which was held at London's Vue Westfield cinema - were her co-star Jim Sturgess, socialite Peaches Geldof and British TV presenter Dermot O'Leary.