Weird News: A slightly small rumor that Breakfast at Tiffany’s might be remade…with consideration of Holly Golightly by Anne Hathaway. Hmmm. Very strange, but it is more plausible than most news. Now as a film aficionado with a lifelong love for Audrey Hepburn, I wouldn’t mind. Anne Hathaway is very likeable as she has a quirky presence. Their appearances doesn’t exactly match, but that’s okay. Hathaway’s early roles (a la Princess Diaries, the Devil Wears Prada, Get Smart) were Audrey-esque as an ugly duckling reminiscent of Roman Holiday, Funny Face, and Sabrina. She’s even exceeded from child actor to adult roles with Rachel Getting Married, Brokeback Mountain, and Havoc. So I’m a go. But Holly Golightly is too iconic. I wouldn’t mind Audrey Tatou or Natalie Portman. But please, no Jennifer Love Hewitt. We’ve had enough of her in the Audrey autobiography, that was average at best.
6 Reasons why Hathaway can be the next Audrey Hepburn:
1. The Transformation: Princess Diaries
Like Sabrina, Anne Hathaway is ultimate ugly duckling as she becomes the beautiful swan. A stark contrast to any other actress, Hathaway nailed it right away just like Audrey did in Roman Holiday.
2. The Fashion: Devil Wears Prada
Audrey and Anne and have two things in common: transformation (again) and fashion. Audrey had Givenchy while Hathaway had a closet full of Prada and Marc Jacobs to go toe to toe with Meryl Streep’s devilish Miranda Priestly.
3. The Comedies: Bride Wars
Hathaway is riot in a comedy between two feuding brides. Hathaway and Hepburn belong to the chick flick genre.
4. The Class: Becoming Jane
One of Hathaway’s period pieces brings her a lot closer to Audrey as she shows class and sophistication. Hathaway does it better than Hepburn did in War and Peace.
5. The Equal Pairing: Get Smart
a great companion piece has a become a centerpeice for many lovely ladies. Like Audrey was to Holden or Grant or Bogart, Steve Carrell is Hathaway’s equal as she’s sexier and funnier.
6. The Acting: Brokeback Mountain, Havoc, and Rachel Getting Married
These movies shows that Hathaway’s skills are not for the kids. Just like Audrey did in the Nun’s Story, Wait Until Dark, and the Children’s Hour.