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Anne Hathaway Reveals What She Was Told at Age 16 in Hollywood

Anne Hathaway Reveals What She Was Told at Age 16 in Hollywood

Anne Hathaway rocks some bold eye makeup on the cover of Allure magazine’s September 2019 issue.

Here’s what the 36-year-old actress had to share with the mag…

On conversations about weight in Hollywood: “At 16 years old, it was ‘Congratulations, you have the part. I’m not saying you need to lose weight. I’m just saying don’t gain weight.’ Which of course means you need to lose weight. So I had that, then 20 years later I have Ane Crabtree [costume designer for The Last Thing He Wanted] asking me what my body does on my moon — which I realized meant my period — so she can make adjustments for me. It was just this beautiful thing. I am cautious in my praise of how Hollywood is shifting. There is so much more body inclusivity — which is great! — but the thin thing is definitely still the centralized ‘normal’ expectation.”

On seeing brighter days ahead for women in the industry: “It’s more nuanced, and it’s more interesting. It’s allowed for more interesting characters and stories. Now the big question is are audiences appreciating it? If it’s not supported, it won’t continue. It will go back to the way it was, and people will say, ‘Okay, that didn’t work.’”

On singing: “My family sang constantly…. I think there is no better way to express joy in a performance. Singing and dancing forces you to open yourself up to vulnerability. I don’t think anyone is expecting me to win a Grammy or anything, so I just kept my expectations realistic and did my best.”

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Credit: Sølve Sundsbø for Allure
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