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Anna Hathaway Proves Why “Romeo & Juliet” Isn’t The Sexiest Shakespeare Play

This summer, Anna Hathaway takes the stage in New York City as Viola in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. You might have thought that if the Hollywood A-lister was to play a Shakespeare role, it would be one that relies on her beauty, like a Juliet. Yet, Hathaway proves that feminine charm can have nothing to do with being sexy—her character, when washed ashore in a shipwreck, disguises herself as a page named Cesario with whom another woman, Olivia, falls in love. Anne told New York magazine that she was stoked on cross-dressing: “I was feeling like I could do more to get into my character,” she explains. “So I decided, What if I walked around New York trying to pass for a boy? What if I had to make people look twice to figure out what I was?” [NY Mag]

Here at The Frisky, we’re all about the boy style lately, so we’re intrigued by the appeal of the gender-bending world Anne will inhabit this season. After the jump, some of our favorite cross-dressing characters and moments in history! Keep reading »

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