Seoul is being terrorized by a giant lizard in the new film Colossal, and somehow Anne Hathaway has everything to do with it.
The actress stars in the offbeat, Nacho Vigalondo-directed monster movie as Gloria, an ordinary woman who just lost her job and her fiancé, and decides to leave her life in New York to move back to her hometown. When news reports surface about a Godzilla-type creature destroying Seoul, she slowly realizes that she is linked to these events occurring overseas via the power of her mind.
On portraying a puppet master in a film that is being described as Transformers versus Adaptation and Godzilla meets Being John Malkovich, Hathaway told On Air with Ryan Seacrest, "It was so great. I don't want to give too much away about the movie because the people who seem to enjoy it the most go in the coldest; knowing very little. But all I can say is it felt like I was a little kid, like when you're a kid and you can just see a whole world in a patch of grass. That's kind of what the requirements of the roles were."
The movie also stars Jason Sudeikis as Oscar, Gloria's childhood friend who offers her part-time work at a bar he owns. "I can't tell you why he's so good in this because I don't want to give too much away," she said, "but he's so good!"
Also during the interview, Hathaway revealed she just wrapped up Ocean's 8, which is the all-female reboot of Ocean's Eleven starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt. The new version will also star Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina.
"It was such a blast. I'm kind of sad the filming is done," she said. When Ryan called it an "all-girls" rendition, she corrected him: "Not just girls, queens!"
After their conversation, Hathaway followed through on Ryan's request to call him "big poppa" if he called her Annie, a name she prefers longtime friends to call her by. Listen to the audio above.
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