Anne Hathaway Was Cast in "Silver Linings Playbook" Before Jennifer Lawrence

Posted Thursday January 16, 2014 12:05 PM GMT

Getting in a post-vacation checkup, Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman headed over to a doctor’s office in Beverly Hills on Wednesday afternoon (January 15).

The “Dark Knight Rises” dame looked cute and colorful in a patterned maxi skirt with a denim jacket, graphic tee and black flats as she made her exit with her attentive hubby.

In related news, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein told Howard Stern that Anne was actually the first choice for “Silver Linings Playbook” along with Mark Wahlberg. As it ended up, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper ended up with the gig and the results were outstanding.

Harvery explained, "It doesn't drive me insane [to not secure an actor] because I always believe that if we can't get somebody established, we'll find somebody new. I'll give you an idea. 'Silver Linings Playbook' was originally gonna be with Mark Wahlberg with Anne Hathaway ... and then Anne wasn't doing it. She's marvelous, and wonderful, and she was my choice. I love her."

“We had Annie and then we had Mark ... then whatever happened, happened. Well, [director] David [O Russell] and Anne had some creative differences. They didn't see eye-to-eye. And then this amazing creature [Jennifer Lawrence] walked in who is a brilliant actress, and so much fun, and she won an Oscar.”

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