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Hathaway: People were tired of me

Salisbury Journal: Anne Hathaway won an Oscar for her performance in Les Miserables Anne Hathaway won an Oscar for her performance in Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway says she stayed out of the limelight after her Oscar win - because "people needed a break from me."

The actress, 31, enjoyed huge acclaim for her performance in musical film Les Miserables, culminating in a Best Supporting Actress win at the Academy Awards early last year.

But, with the exception of a cameo in Don Jon, film fans saw little of the star during the rest of 2013 and Anne told The Huffington Post people got tired of her.

" My impression is that people needed a break from me," The Devil Wears Prada star laughed.

As well as her Oscar, Anne won a Golden Globe, SAG and Bafta for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables.

She now has three films coming up for release in 2014 - Song One, which premiered at the Sundance film festival, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and the movie Don Peyote - as well as a voice role in Rio 2.

The actress said it was wrong to think that she would be singing a lot, as she did in Les Mis, in Song One, despite the title of the movie.

"That misconception has gotten out there..." she said, adding: "I t's a very different film (from Les Mis), but I don't play a singer or a musician, I play an anthropologist.

"So, I don't think it would have felt organic at all if all of a sudden Franny (her character) had this secretly honed talent," she told The Huffington Post.

"So, it was fun to get to sing and to find a place in my voice that it sounded like it was untrained and tentative and shy. But, I thought, you know, she comes from a musical family so she probably has a nice voice, but just isn't a singer."

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