Los Angeles: Actress Anne Hathaway says she could not play the role of a depressed prostitute in "Les Miserables", as her husband Adam Shulman`s presence on the movie`s set made her very happy.
Hathaway had started shooting for the movie before the couple tied the knot in September, and she had asked her then fiance, Shulman, to stay with her while the shooting was on. However, she later realised that his presence was not letting her get into the character, reports thesun.co.uk.
"About three days into it I realised I was going to have to ask him if he didn`t mind me being by myself because he was making me so happy," said Hathaway.
"I said, `I really need to be a bit more miserable actually`, so he went home and I crawled inside the misery of the character just fine without him," she added.
Directed by Tom Hooper, "Les Miserables" also stars Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. It is slated to release Dec 25.