Anne Hathaway discussed what she considers a daily “shame.” In an interview with Glamour, Hathaway opened up and discussed her weight obsession.
Anne Hathaway underwent a dramatic transformation to portray Fantine in the new “Les Miserables,” directed by Tom Hooper and also starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Hathaway shaved off her hair to play Fantine and is being touted for an Academy Award for supporting actress.
Speaking to Glamour, Hathaway revealed that she struggles with a weight obsession. Hathaway said she does not have an eating disorder, but she does think about her weight and shape.
Hathaway tells Glamour that she realized in 2007 that she was not expressing herself truthfully. After filming “Rachel Getting Married,” she realized she needed to change some things in her life, including who she is as a person and what will be next for her career. She also admitted, “I still feel the stress over 'Am I thin enough? Am I too thin? Is my body the right shape?'”
Talking to Eve Ensler, playwright and writer of “The Vagina Monologues,” for the January issue of Glamour, Hathaway was asked if her weight was a daily obsession. Hathaway admitted, “If I’m honest, yes. 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.”
Hathaway was forthcoming with her insecurities, mostly due to the spotlight that is always on her.
“If people weren’t watching, I’d be so much more eccentric," she said. "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.”
Anne Hathaway is featured on the cover of Glamour wearing a “One Billion Rising” shirt for a global event set to take place on Feb. 14, 2013. The movement aims to raise awareness of the billion women who have been subjected to violence or have been raped. The goal of “One Billion Rising” is to get 1 billion women on Valentines Day to dance and put an end to violence against women.