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Anne Hathaway 'Les Mis' spoof goes viral

11:58 AM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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USA TODAY - Even if you haven't seen Les Miserables, you've probably seen a clip or a photo of Anne Hathaway's smudged face and short hair as she plays French prostitute Fantine and belts out I Dreamed A Dream.

Hathaway's performance, which is earning her kudos and awards as she and the film march toward the Oscars on Feb. 24, is now being mocked in a 3½-minute video made by a University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts grad student, reports The Daily Beast. And it's spreading fast.

With a $100 budget (and we're not sure what that was used for), student Alberto Belli, 28, co-wrote the lyrics which mock Hathaway, including lines such as, "Members of the Academy, please don't forget Anne with an E." And, "I did it all in one take."

Belli enlisted Emma Fitzpatrick, 27, an actress and singer with the pop band The Mots Nouveax, to do the singing. She tells The Daily Beast she watched the song on a screener "five or six times ... and tried to get the mannerisms." She nailed it on the eighth take. (Hathaway's performance for the film was apparently her fourth run-through.) Now Fitzpatrick is hoping Hathaway likes it.

"It would be awesome if she saw it," Fitzpatrick tells the Beast. "She seems like a funny chick."

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