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Hathaway said the two experiences couldn’t be more different, both physically and thematically.
PHOTOS: Sundance Film Festival 2014 | Photo booth
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She added, "This film is so much about a journey, and it's a positive journey. That one? Not so positive." (You can watch the full interview above featuring Hathaway, director Kate Barker-Froyland and costar Mary Steenburgen, who plays Franny's mother.)
Barker-Froyland is a first-time director working off her own script. She was inspired to create the story, she said, because she had been thinking a lot about the role songs plays in people's lives, particularly during times of crisis. "I wanted to explore the idea of music and how it connects people in ways they'd never predict," she said.
PHOTOS: Sundance Film Festival 2014 | The Scene
To do that, Hathaway toned down her more vivacious qualities, something she said didn't come easily.
Noting that she normally plays much more manic people, Hathaway said of this film. "It's a challenge -- I've never played a role as understated as Franny," adding, "There's a fine line between doing a lot very subtly and it not registering at all."
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