Yorkshire By Way of New York
One Day, Lone Scherfig's new screen adaption of David Nicholls' love story, follows two people over the course of 20 years and, according to the director, took "125 different costumes and locations." The film made its New York debut last night at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square movie theater before a crowd that included its stars, Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. "The two of them were like my little Barbie dolls and they were totally up for anything," Scherfig went on, "whether you dipped them in cold water or set them on top of a mountain."
Hathaway, who approached the director of the Academy Award-nominated An Education about playing the part, admitted it was hard work being the "Barbie doll" and, in particular, mastering the Yorkshire and London accents of her character, Emma Morley. "The accent needed to evolve over the course of the film because as you get older, your voice changes and the way you speak can change," the actress said. "But also, when you get drunk or you get angry, your Yorkshire really comes out." We'll have to take her word for it. Hathaway may have been wearing a dress from the very British Alexander McQueen label, but we're happy to report that she has yet to adopt any Madonna-like English intonations off screen.