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This year's THR Actress Roundtable features a smattering of lead and supporting actress contenders: Marion Cotillard ("Rust and Bone"), Naomi Watts ("The Impossible"), Helen Hunt ("The Sessions"), Anne Hathaway ("Les Miserables"), Sally Field ("Lincoln"), Rachel Weisz ("The Deep Blue Sea") and Amy Adams ("The Master"). The women discussed career challenges, the roles they've had to turn down, fight for, and the ones they're hungry to play, and gender imbalance in the industry. Check out some highlights below as well as our interviews with Cotillard, Watts and Weisz. What's the scariest thing about acting today?  Fields replies: "Getting to do the work," since quality roles are so hard to come by, and so competitive to get. She explains just how hard she had to fight for her role in "Lincoln," which she eventually won after Daniel Day-Lewis flew in from Ireland to »

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