Acting is an art like any other, and every form of art needs a source of inspiration. In the same way, every actor has a favorite, even those that have reached the highest echelons of stardom. For Hathaway, there are two male actors she deeply admires and calls her favorites.
These are Ralph Fiennes and Joaquin Phoenix. As for actresses, she has a few on her list of favorites, but when it comes to male actors, these two take the cake for her. And to be honest, these are two of the best actors that the industry has ever seen.
Starring in “The Witches”
In 2020, Hathaway landed a big role in a Robert Zemeckis film adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl novel “The Witches.” She played the Grand High Witch, the most powerful and evil witch that rules all the witches in the world. She starred alongside Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, and a slew of other actors.
Despite its amazing visuals, the film got mixed reviews from critics, many saying that the script didn’t stay faithful to the book, unlike the first film adaptation in 1990. Unfortunately, the film was also a commercial failure, but it still gave Hathaway a chance to play a famous book character.
Not a Fan of Phones
The award-winning actress might not be camera-shy when it comes to an audience of millions of strangers, but when it comes to personal interactions or conversations over the phone, she can’t handle it. Ironically, Hathaway is not a fan of phones, especially talking to people on phones, even if it’s a two-second conversation.
In fact, the actress has said in plenty of interviews that she refuses to order pizza or any food over the phone, saying it’s something terrifying and weird for her. Luckily for her, nowadays, everything can be done online with the click of a button!
Dairy Is Out
It is estimated that nearly 68 percent of the world’s population has some kind of intolerance to lactose, some less severe than others. It turns out that Anne is within that group, as she is completely unable to digest lactose, and she discovers it in a rather strange way.
Remember the famous “Got Milk?” advertising campaign from the 90s? Virtually every major celebrity and music star was on the cover of an ad at some point or another, especially TV host Carson Daly. Well, Hathaway got called when she was in her early 20s to do one of the ads, but the whole thing had to be canceled after she started suffering from serious side effects after drinking the milk!
The Reason She Fell in Love With Acting
In a beautiful twist of fate, the first time that Hathaway fell in love with acting was from watching her mother Kate play Fantine in a U.S. tour of “Les Misérables.” This very same role would be the role that earned Hathaway her first Oscar many years later.
When she watched her mother play the tragic character of Fantine, Hathaway was just eight years old, and she was stunned and fascinated by what she saw on stage. Ironically, neither of her parents wanted her to pursue an acting career, claiming that a life in the arts would be too hard and not profitable. Hathaway’s mother quit acting shortly after this and focused on raising Anne and her two brothers, Michael and Thomas.