Anne Hathaway has admitted she used to smoke away her anxieties when she felt insecure about her fame. In a new interview the actress reveals that she didn’t look after herself in her early career and recalls a time when she would starve herself to achieve the typical ‘movie star body’.
Talking to People for the star’s cover story this week, Anne said: ‘…I remember 10 years ago being so scared going into the whole awards season and doing what I thought I was supposed to do, so I barely ate anything at Christmas
‘I thought movie stars had to have a certain body. I was just smoking, just smoking my nerves away and wasn’t nourishing myself.’ While her career was reaching meteoric heights, Anne said she suffered from ‘feelings of inadequacy, insecurity and nervousness and anxiety.’
‘I did everything so wrong for so long.’ she said. While Anne, who rocketed to fame in 2001 upon the release of The Princess Diaries, said she’s ‘not big on looking back’ she clearly remembers the ways being in the spotlight made her self-conscious.
But the Brokeback Mountain actress says over time she’s learned how to take care of herself. ‘I just figured out how to say thank you to life by taking care of myself,’ she says. ‘By not apologizing for taking up space, which is not something I knew how to do 10 years ago.’