Anne Hathaway Talks Losing Roles to Younger Actresses
Anne Hathaway knows she’s kinda getting old.
The 32-year-old covers the October issue of Glamour UK, and much to our surprise, she’s totally topless for the spread. During her interview, the actress admits that she’s losing movie roles to younger actresses.
After winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Les Misérables, you would think this wasn’t possible. However, according to Hathaway, she is overlooked for parts which are given to “24-year-olds”.
I can’t complain about it because I benefited from it. When I was in my early twenties, parts would be written for women in their fifties and I would get them. And now I’m in my early thirties and I’m like, ‘Why did that 24 year old get that part?’
I was that 24-year-old once, I can’t be upset about it, it’s the way things are. All I can do right now is think that thankfully you have built up perhaps a little bit of cachet and can tell stories that interest you and if people go to see them you’ll be allowed to make more.
But even though the younger actresses are snagging roles for older characters, there are plenty of roles for Hathaway. She will star alongside Robert De Niro in The Intern at the end of this month. She will also reprise her role as the White Queen in the upcoming Alice Through the Looking Glass. We’re also still hoping Princess Diaries 3 happens.
Hathaway also admits to being inspired by Taylor Swift. “She just seems to be following her heart. I met her — I hope it’s OK to say this — when she and Jake [Gyllenhaal] were together. She was 20 at the time, and we hung out one night. I was like, ‘You are a magnificent creature.’ She was on fire and I’ve watched her become this force of nature.”
Her full interview with Glamour UK hits newsstands on Oct. 7.