Anne Hathaway bows to Lea Salonga as Fantine


ANNE Hathaway AP

Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway told Vogue magazine (December issue) that she could never measure up to Broadway stars Patti LuPone and Lea Salonga who previously played Fantine on stage.

In the movie version of the musical “Les Miserables,” Hathaway was cast as Fantine, a role that her mom Kate McCauley-Hathaway once portrayed, too. “Patti, Lea… my mom [are] powerful singers with big, beautiful voices.”


On Twitter, Lea thanked Hathaway “for mentioning my name… in the same breath as Patti. Here’s hoping our pat


cross someday.”

In a previous interview, Salonga told Inquirer: “First time I saw the trailer and heard Anne’s voice, I cried. I know where I’ll be on Christmas day—watching ‘Les Miz’ in the United States.” Bayani San Diego Jr.

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  • Iggy Ramirez

    Or you could just watch it in the Philippines

    • joerizal

       or she could watch her own home videos of her broadway appearances…knowing how vain she is :=)

      • andresa igbac

         i really wonder how pitiful, unloved, and unloving people like you two can exist or survive in this world. i guess it takes strong guts and a thick face for people like you two.

      • joerizal

        Keep on wondering. I’m sure you’re well liked, caring and confident….NOT!

      • aidan parker

        Away pa kayo! Para masaya! Pareho naman kayo judgemental e. Hehe.

      • joerizal

        Go eff yourself.

    • vinzerx

      On Christmas Day? Sorry, but I think you forgot that Enteng Kabisote and his cohorts will supplant all foreign films that day.

      • Iggy Ramirez

        Oh. I forgot about that. Lea can watch shìt anywhere she wants.

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Seriously though, Anne’s version of I Dreamed a Dream was way better than Lea’s. She was just being nice.

    • carl hermoso


    • China Crisis

      Di naman siguro naging award winning yung performances ni Lea sa mga Play na cast sya kung mas magaling pa si Anne sa kanya…..c’mon… be real.

      • TinimbangNgunitKulang

        I am just commenting on this particular song which Anne’s rendition I liked the best. It had depth, it had feeling, it was different.

  • aidan parker

    Away na! I always look forward to people’s comments leading to debates, self gratitude, “pataasan ng ihi”, paggamit ng flowery words hanggang sa wala nang connection sa article yung posts. Love the internet!

  • peach black

    dati ayaw ko sa kanya. kasi parang detached sa kanyang roots. but lately she is blossoming into someone we can all be proud of. If there’s anyone I can’t stand are those Filipinos na nakatuntong lang sa bansa ng mga puti talagang matitimbuwang ka sa lagkit ng twang at lakas ng boses para lang ipangalandakang may twang sila. How pathetic can that be?

    • vinzerx

      “She’s blossoming into someone we can all be proud of.” – Sounds like another of those I-will-latch-on-to-whoever-Filipino-is-making-waves-internationally comments. Lea has always been an excellent theatrical actress and singer, and her accomplishments are her own, not the Filipinos’.

      • peach black

        i wasn’t even interested in her international stature but more as a sensible person and a hardworking performer. shouldn’t we credit her for that? and only that? BITTER much? and if she thinks the credit is only hers, i don’t really give a phuck.

      • Iggy Ramirez

        Lea can eat her accomplishment. She is a fat bìtch and she can’t act.

      • Kareef Arzadon


  • dude

    le miz film? i want to see that!!!

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