Anne Hathaway Talks Shame over Body Image

Actress says she still feels pressured to look a certain way, is always insecure

Anne Hathaway is young, gorgeous, talented and extremely fit, but she’s not safe from feeling insecure about her body. In fact, she admits in a new interview with Glamour magazine, she actually feels shame about not having the “right shape.”

Though she doesn’t want to encourage women into thinking that there is an “ideal” body shape, working in Hollywood means that Hathaway knows the kind of pressure women are always under to look “perfect,” even if perfection is unattainable.

“I still feel the stress over ‘Am I thin enough? Am I too thin? Is my body the right shape?’” she admits for the publication.

“There’s an obsessive quality to it that I thought I would’ve grown out of by now. It’s an ongoing source of shame for me,” the actress admits.

She’s currently promoting her latest film, “Les Miserables,” for which she went on a very strict diet and lost a lot of weight, and chopped off her long hair.

She talks about that too with Glamour, but she also reveals a bit about what her life is like now that she’s a celebrity.

Anne insists she’s an actress first and foremost, and that the celebrity thing simply “happened” to her. Even so, it means that she must be on her guard 24/7, something which she did not do before and was happier because of it.

“I just think about the ridicule you get if you have an off day. If people weren’t watching, I’d be so much more eccentric,” she says.

“I know it makes me sound weak, but rather than make myself happy and wear the silly hat and say, ‘Oh, I don’t care,’ I actually really don’t feel like getting made fun of. So I put on something boring and navy and go out and try to disappear,” Hathaway explains.

She rarely manages to “disappear” since, as she notes herself, her walking the dog “is news.”

Anne Hathaway’s full interview with Glamour is here.

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