Jun 9, 2009
Anne Hathaway as Judy Garland
There was an item on IMDb today in which Anne Hathaway said she was "terrified" to take on the role of Judy Garland in a biopic now in the works. While I've been intrigued by her casting in the part ever since it was announced a few months ago, I haven't been able to envision Hathaway as Garland. I don't doubt her skill as an actress or vocalist; it seems she has embarked on an interesting career covering both areas. I also believe that she could nail that blend of bravado and self-deprecation that made Garland so endearing. I think I'm still a bit unsure because I can't envision Hathaway playing a woman with the loopy fragility that Garland had (she is fragile in Rachel Getting Married, but in a more aggressive way). I think that will be the most difficult aspect of Garland to portray. However, if she pulls that off, she will be sensational in the role. I can't wait to see how she does.