Anne Hathaway

“I knew I had to learn to ride”: Anne Hathaway Was Left Embarrassed Infront of Crew After Following Her Parents’ Advice for $178M Movie With Heath Ledger

Anne Hathaway is one of the most versatile actresses in Hollywood who made her breakthrough with Disney’s The Princess Diaries. However, her transition from teenage roles to some more mature roles happened after she starred in the 2005 film, Brokeback Mountain.

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway Following Her Parents’ Advise Led Her to Trouble

Anne Hathaway in Brokeback Mountain
Anne Hathaway in Brokeback Mountain

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“When I left the audition, the last thing Ang said was, “Oh, by the way, can you ride a horse?” My parents have given me a lot of gifts in my life, and one of them is: If you’re ever asked if you can do anything, say yes. You can learn anything in two weeks if you’re motivated enough.”

Given that the opportunity felt right in her arms, she eventually said yes when asked if she can ride a horse.

“So I’d never been on a horse, and I replied, “Oh yeah, I’m a really good rider.” So I knew I had to learn to ride, and I got really, really, really good.”

During the rehearsal, she eventually ended up embarrassing herself in front of many cast and crew.

“But I was given a horse on set without being told it was a verbal command horse, so I couldn’t figure out how to make it ride. And I went to a rehearsal in front of 300 extras, all of whom work in rodeos, and the horse wouldn’t do a damn thing I wanted it to. And at the end it threw me-in front of everyone.”

Despite the ups and downs, she eventually got the role with the film grossing over $178 million worldwide.

Anne Hathaway Revealed Heath Ledger Almost Suffered an On-set Injury

Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in their Oscar-winning drama, Brokeback Mountain
Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal star as Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist

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“Heath almost broke his hand making the movie. It’s the scene where Jack drives off and Ennis starts to walk down the road and all of a sudden sort of falls into an alleyway because he’s got a pain in his stomach and is overwhelmed.”

She mentioned that the late actor was quite dedicated to performing the scene but his improvisation left everyone freaked out.

“Heath just really wanted to go there, and kind of got down. The plan was for him to put his face against the wall–that’s what the shot was supposed to be–and he just wound up punching the brick. Everyone was freaking out because it was a real wall.”

She continued that the wall was a real one, not the movie prop which sets often use during any action sequence which is why it was quite concerning.

“And he did it, and they got it, and they said his hand was mangled. He might have actually broken it.”

He was serious about his craft which is why he ended up giving his best for his role. His efforts paid off since the film reached great heights which highly boosted the majority’s careers.

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