It was a family affair for Anne Hathaway at the “Becoming Jane” premiere on Tuesday night.
After an intimate screening at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, guests gathered a few blocks away at the new Bowery Hotel, where Hathaway, her father and various other members of her family played a jovial game of pool.
“I really thought there was no chance I was going to land this part. It just seemed absurd that the girl from ‘The Princess Diaries’ would play Jane Austen, so I was truly grateful when I got it,” Hathaway said before excusing herself “to go take an impossible shot!”
Luckily for the thesp, she was a fan of the author prior to taking on the role.
“I did a comparative essay on ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ funny enough, on how Jane Austen seemed to use real life examples (in her novels),” she said. “I got a B plus.”