‘Mother’s Instinct’ Was Anne Hathaway’s ‘Hardest Role’: “My Worst Fear”

Anne Hathaway had to fight her impulse to flee “Mother’s Instinct.”

In Olivier Misset-thriller Depesse’s “Mother’s Instinct,” the Oscar winner claimed that she had to face her “greatest fear” alongside Jessica Chastain. “Mother’s Instinct” is a remake of Belgium director M’sset-2017 Dep’s film “Duelles,” based on Barbara Abel’s novel “Derrière la Haine.”

“Mothers’ Instinct” follows suburban neighbours Alice (Chastain) and Celine (Hathaway) in the 1960s. After a tragedy, their beautiful family life is disrupted. As a psychological struggle of wills gives way to a darker mother urge, guilt, distrust, and anxiety ooze into their connection. Hathaway told Vogue Hong Kong that it was her hardest part. I almost quit the film because it struck my biggest dread.

Hathaway and Chastain are producers. This year, Anton acquired international rights while Neon acquired U.S. rights. The “Armageddon Time” actress and mother of two exclusively told IndieWire that her career depends on “taking risks,” like leaving her comfort zone with “Mother’s Instinct.”

Hathaway said her career goals were to become the best actor she could be. I chose folks who knew I wanted to be an actress first. Risking it. I needed tiny roles with the best director to learn and improve. I want longevity.”

 

Author: Tayyab Aftab

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