Anne Hathaway has revealed that she enjoys doing her own stunts in films as she used to be a tomboy and has a 'daredevil side'.

The Dark Knight Rises star told Hello magazine, "I was a real tomboy. I grew up with two brothers and I loved to climb trees and jump off things that were way too high for me.

"I still have a daredevil side. I love doing my own stunts in movies, or anything physical that will give me a thrill, although my mother wishes I didn't."

Hathaway added that she still hasn't gotten used to the fact that she was awarded an Oscar last year for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Les Miserables, "That was a surreal evening. To be honest throughout that awards season I had a difficult time believing that I'd even done something worth respecting like that. The moment when the penny really dropped, that it was all happening, was after I'd been given the Oscar, had the pictures taken in the press room afterwards and then been shown back to my seat in the theatre.

"I looked to either side, and there was my husband to my right and Hugh Jackman to my left, and I'm sitting there holding an Oscar between two men who love me very, very much, and out onto the stage walks Barbra Streisand, who I had met only the day before and we'd had a really cool conversation, and suddenly it was all too much – I burst into tears."