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February 25, 2013  | by: Leigh Badrigian
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left: Flickr (Horustr4n) right: Flickr (martinpawley)



I’m a good girl, I am! That’s why I must do my duty and inform you of the latest celebrity news, even if it involves an actress whose name might very well send you over the edge.

…Or maybe that’s just me. Is anyone else Anne Hathaway-ed out? I mean, I love the girl, and I feel quite mean saying this, but lately (and honest-to-goodness I really can’t help it) I’ve found myself mentally autocorrecting her name to Anne Hath-goaway. Oh no, this is bad. I feel bad about this!

It’s all Les Miserables‘ fault! The film just had to be released right before awards season, and it just had to be amazing, and Anne just had to give the best performance of her career (thus far). It’s all so exhausting, along with the dozens of speeches Anne has given at every single awards show because she’s won every single award she’s been nominated for.

Those speeches…ugh! They’re always so long and full of fancy metaphors and philosophical wisdomosity! Stop being so smart, Anne! And stop telling us how great your husband is! We get it! Stop rubbing it in our faces! As a sad single person, I take great offense by your sickening display of love for your hubby!

Thank goodness awards season is finally over, though, so we won’t have to hear any more of Anne’s speeches, or her singing for that matter! I’m so sick of all the singing. Ten hours of it in Les Mis was enough! Luckily, after that doozy of a film, Anne probably has no voice left! There’s no way her next role will include singing…

Except that her next role may be that of Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady, which is a FREAKIN’ MUSICAL! Gaaaah!

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That’s right, folks. Clive Davis wants to bring the classic My Fair Lady to Broadway, and he has his eyes set on Anne to play the lead. She’ll be following in the footsteps of the late great Audrey Hepburn, who starred in the 1964 film version of George Bernard Shaw’s original play, Pygmalion.

The classic, My Fair Lady, tells the story of a snobby phonetics professor who makes a bet that he can turn a poor, ill-mannered, rough-around-the-edges flower girl into a classy woman of high society. Clive Davis wants Anne to play Eliza Dolittle and Colin Firth to star opposite her as Professor Henry Higgins.

I know I said that I’m on Anne overload and about to explode, but I have to admit…Anne would be so perfect for this role. For years, critics have compared her to Audrey in terms of looks and elegance, and I can totally picture her as Eliza Dolittle. We all know she can do the dingy look a la Les Mis, but can also play the glammed-up beauty a la The Princess Diaries, so this role would suit Anne just fine! She’ll have to put on a crazy, over-the-top Cockney accent, as well, which I’m really looking forward to. Also, Colin Firth as Professor Higgins is so amazeballs I can’t even handle it. What a duo they’d be!

Anne has already expressed interest in the role telling the Daily Mail, “I haven’t heard for a while what’s happening with ‘My Fair Lady’ and I don’t know whether I would do it on stage, or screen, but either would be a treat.”

Word was, a while back, that Carey Mulligan would be playing Eliza Dolittle in a film version of the classic, but who knows whether that’s true anymore. Clive has already confirmed that he’ll be producing the Broadway version and that he really wants Anne and Colin as his leads.

Without a doubt, 2013 has been the Year of the Anne…and it’s only February! But careful, Miss Anne, it’s still winter, and everyone knows that overexposure can easily lead to frostbite.

Have you overdosed on Anne yet, or do you think ‘the more Anne the merrier?’

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