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michael baggs
12:22 6th January 2013

Les Miserables star Anne Hathaway has revealed her performance in the new Les Miserable's movie was inspired by Britain's Got Talent star, Susan Boyle.

Hathaway plays Fantine in the film version of the famous play, and sings the same song - 'I Dreamed A Dream' - that Susan Boyle chose to perform at her Britain's Got Talent audition.

The actress told OK! Magazine, "I think she's adorable, and her story was so heart-warming. Before I knew I was going to play Fantine, I'd watched that clip (of Britain’s Got Talent), when I was having a low day, and it just made me feel so wonderful.

"The thing about it was of course her, but the thing that's also fun is to watch Simon Cowell's mind racing, as a producer and an adding machine! I just loved that clip!"

She went on to talk about performing the song, saying, "It was really exciting to take this iconic song, which is so beloved, and find a way to put it through the prism of film - and that meant having to go very, very, very deep inside myself to some uncomfortable places.

"But that's what we do, and those are the jobs that you remember and those are the ones that make you grow."

Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables: inspired by Susan Boyle's BGT audition

American Idol star Adam Lambert recently came under fire for his criticism of some of the singing in the film - although he did say that Hathaway's performance as Fantine was one of the 'exceptions'.

He tweeted, "Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers."

Watch Susan's audition below:


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