Anne Hathaway was just a teenager when she burst into the limelight – but her age hasn’t stopped reporters from asking some chilling questions.
“I just remembered one of the very first questions I was asked when I started acting and had to do press,” the 40-year-old actress said during an interview. a Q&A at the Sundance Film Festival, per Variety.
“Are you a good girl or a bad girl?” she continued, recalling the alarming question she was asked as a teenager.
“I was 16. And my 16-year-old self wanted to respond with this movie.”
Hathaway made the revelation while promoting her new movie ‘Eileen,’ which premiered at the prestigious Utah film festival on Saturday.
The “Princess Diaries” alum stars in the William Oldroyd-directed film as a psychologist working in a Boston prison in the 1960s.
The Oscar-winning actress said she decided to join the film after seeing Oldroyd’s 2016 film ‘Lady MacBeth’, which featured Florence Pugh as a woman stuck in a miserable marriage to a man older.
“I thought it was amazing work,” she added. “I saw a study on female complications that really, really touched me, and I felt like Will was a filmmaker who could be trusted to tell complicated stories, especially about women. .”
The mother-of-two, who married actor Adam Shulman in 2012, got her big break in 2001 when she was cast in ‘The Princess Diaries’ opposite Julie Andrews.
Hathaway is set to reprise her role as Mia Thermopolis in the third installment of the “Princess Diaries” franchise, which was announced in November 2022.
“We feel exactly the same way, and I know it’s probably very frustrating,” she told Sundance, referring to the long process of creating a sequel.
“It’s a process that takes patience, and so everyone should consider themselves part of the movie industry now, because that’s how long it really takes to get things done.”
Fans also begged the actress to reprise her iconic role as Andrea “Andy” Sachs in a “The Devil Wears Prada” sequel. However, she quickly dismissed the idea.
“I don’t know if there can be [a sequel]. I just think that movie was in another era, you know? the Oscar-winning actor said in “The View” last year.
“Now everything has become so digital, and this movie was all about the concept of producing a physical thing,” she said of Runway, the fictional magazine run by Meryl Streep’s character, Miranda Priestly. . “It’s just very different now.”