Every time Anne Hathaway appears at a movie premiere and people call her name, she has flashbacks to her childhood.
“The only person who calls me Anne is my mother, and she only does it when she’s really mad at me, like she’s really crazy,” the Oscar-winning actress said on Tuesday in an episode of The show tonight featuring Jimmy Fallon. “So every time I go out in public and someone calls my name, I think they’re going to yell at me. People are like “Anne!” And I’m like, “What? What did I do?”
Hathaway’s real first name is Anne, but that’s not the nickname she uses in her off-screen life, where she is the wife of Adam Shulman and the mother of sons Jonathan, 4, and 1-year-old Jack.
When she worked on movies, like Ocean’s 8,, The Devil Wears Prada and Brokeback Mountain, the cast and crew knew they were avoiding calling her by her official name.
“People are so wonderful that they don’t want to be arrogant, so I think they come up with workarounds on the set, because the truth is, no one feels comfortable calling me Anne. It doesn’t work. “I’m Annie,” Hathaway said, obviously referring to what they call her. “People call me Miss X, people call me Hat, so don’t hesitate to call me anything but Anne.”
Hathaway regrets that she became attached to the name when she first started in the entertainment industry.
“When I was 14, I did an ad and I had to get my SAG card and they asked me, ‘What do you want your name to be?’ “, She said. “And I was like, ‘Well, I have to say.’ My name is Anne Hathaway. So that seemed like the right choice, but it never occurred to me that for the rest of my life, people would call me Anne.
Hathaway won his first big break, starring in the 1999 short series. Take realwhen she was still a teenager. Until 2001, she played one of her most famous roles, Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries. She was nominated for an Oscar for the first time in 2009 for the drama Rachel is getting married. She will then star with Chiwetel Ejiofor on HBO Max Locked.
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