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Some thought that Anne Hathaway would never live down the lukewarm reviews that she and James Franco received after hosting the 83rd Academy Awards. But the talented 29-year-old actress has rebounded quite nicely, thank you very much.
Her latest accomplishment? At the 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (which aired Tuesday night on CBS), Hathaway provided the evening’s highlight while feting acting legend Meryl Streep. Watch Hathaway's musical performance here:
Robert De Niro, Mike Nichols, Kevin Kline and Tracey Ullman all paid tribute to Streep, who holds the record for most Academy Award nominations of any actor. But it was Hathaway who stole the show, leading a group of Streep’s costars from 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada (including Stanley Tucci and Emily Blunt) as they literally sang the 62-year-old film icon’s praises. Together, they performed a rousing rendition of "She’s Me Pal" (adapted from "He’s Me Pal," which Streep sang in the 1987 film, Ironweed.)
No doubt the highlight of the tribute was Hathaway’s song-ending split, and Streep’s delightedly shocked reaction to it. Clearly just as comfortable on stage as on screen, Hathaway has emerged as one of the most versatile actresses of her generation. And her next project will allow her to show off her pipes once again: She’ll play Fantine in the upcoming movie version of Les Miserables, out next December. Her friend Hugh Jackman will play Jean Valjean. No doubt about it, Hathaway is on a roll!
Watch the entire tribute to Meryl Streep here: