Anne Hathaway 'researched Parkinson's for new role'

Anne Hathaway 'researched Parkinson's for new role'

Actress Anne Hathaway has said she did extensive research on Parkinson's disease for her role in new film Love & Other Drugs.

Hathaway plays a young woman diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the film and has said she went to support groups to prepare for the role and make sure she "did everybody justice".

She added that she read a lot of Michael J Fox's writings and interviews and met with neurologists.

"(Director Ed Zwick) turned me on to the American Parkinson's Association and they were instrumental in putting me in touch with a few people who had been diagnosed at the age my character was diagnosed," she recently said to reporters in New York.

The actress also received a Golden Globe nomination for her part in the film that is showing in cinemas now.

This comes after Parkinson's UK announced that 2010 had been an "exciting year for research" into the condition.

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