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'Love and Other Drugs' premiere: Anne Hathaway did her research on Parkinson's [video]

November 5, 2010 | 10:59 am

Anne Hathaway is a serious actress. So don't you dare ask her about her workout regimen.

That was the lesson one reporter from a celebrity weekly learned the hard way Thursday night at the Hollywood premiere of Ed Zwick's new film, "Love & Other Drugs." The reporter, next to us on the red carpet, asked the young actress to share her "get-in-shape-fast secrets" but was quickly rebuffed by Hathaway's publicist.

Judy Greer at the "Love & Other Drugs" premiere "Does anyone have a serious question about the movie?" he asked.

Luckily, we did. In the film, Hathaway stars as an artist with early onset Parkinson's disease who falls for a charming pharmaceutical sales rep played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Hathaway spent time with Parkinson's patients to prepare for the role.

"I went to Parkinson's support groups, I met with neurologists, I read a lot of Michael J. Fox's writings and interviews," the actress told us. "Parkinson's disease doesn't get a lot of coverage in the media, doesn't get a lot of play in films or in story lines. So I just wanted to make sure that I did my research and did everybody justice."

Sadly, we didn't get a chance to talk to her costar, Gyllenhaal, but here's some footage of him on the carpet showing off that famous winning grin. Click the picture of Judy Greer, above, to launch a gallery of pictures from the "Love & Other Drugs" premiere.

-- Amy Kaufman

Photo: Judy Greer arrives on the red carpet for the premiere of her movie "Love & Other Drugs" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday. Credit: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images