Anne Hathaway covers Interview Mag, is Chelsea Handler’s latest BFF


Anne Hathaway is the September cover girl for Interview Magazine. I like the photo shoot, but I’m not really overwhelmed by it. It reminds me of the D&G campaign starring Madonna – where Madonna was made to look like an Italian housewife or something. In this shoot, Anne is made to look like a kind of slutty Italian widow, I think. I do like Anne in black-and-white photos, though. She has the face for it. As for the interview… it’s done by Chelsea Handler. Funnily enough, Anne’s last interview for the magazine was done by Angelina Jolie. Weird, right? They talk a lot about how they’re both from New Jersey, and there is a lengthy discussion about Ayn Rand, which… I won’t even get into. You can read the full Chelsea Handler piece here, and here are some highlights:

Anne on being from Jersey: “I think JWoww is amazing. I love JWoww. She’s intense. See, JWoww to me is proper Jersey because she will scrap for a friend…. My best friend got married this past weekend in Barcelona, and I was one of her bridesmaids. She’s one of my best friends from Jersey, and this guy was messing with her, and I was totally like, “Who am I punching?” She was like, “No one. You’re not going to punch anyone. And I was like, “Fair enough, but if a fight breaks out, who do you want me to swing at?”

More on Jersey: “I wanted to be in New York. My feeling about growing up in New Jersey was, “How come I’m not in New York?” That being said, I’m older and I have a better worldview now, and so I think I grew up in an incredibly privileged position. The town I grew up in is beautiful. I got a great education, and I’m very grateful for it. But it’s not a place I wanted to stay. I left when I was 16, just to follow my dreams . . .”

HATHAWAY: … The other thing I want to say about Jersey is they need to get on the New York bandwagon and legalize gay marriage.
HANDLER: Yeah. That would be a good idea for any state.
HATHAWAY: But I think everybody should do that. It’s not a specifically Jersey thing.
HANDLER: Well, your brother is gay, right?
HATHAWAY: My older brother is gay.
HANDLER: We talked about that last time you were on the show. I’m convinced that my older brother is gay, too, although he has yet to come out of the closet.
HATHAWAY: He doesn’t admit it?
HANDLER: He doesn’t admit it. I keep telling him he’s gay, but he keeps pretending that he’s not.
HATHAWAY: I’m convinced that a few guys I’ve dated are gay, and they won’t admit it. I think we’ve all done that.

Anne on prep-time and being a lead actress: “I think it depends on how much prep time I have. Because in Rachel Getting Married, I’m in almost every scene in that movie, but I had a year’s prep time. So when I began production, I was so deep into the character that I didn’t feel any pressure whatsoever. With One Day, we were on shaky ground with the financing for so long that the prep time actually was affected. I didn’t know if I was playing the character or not. I felt like, “Gosh, if I could just have a moment to breathe, then I could work a few things out.” Some days, I was Emma Morley during four separate years of her life. When that happens, you just have to take a deep breath, jump into the deep end, trust your director, and go. Also, it didn’t help that she’s an iconic British literary character that is absolutely beloved. I don’t think too many people were thrilled that an American was playing her. So there was that pressure to contend with as well.”

On preparing for Catwoman: “I actually had this moment when I convinced one of the assistant directors on the London portion of the film to get a cat with me, the idea being that we were going to get a kitten from a rescue shelter, and he was going to live with me, and I was going to observe it, and when I left London I was going to give it to her. Then, thankfully, her husband pointed out that that was a terrible idea on so many levels, not least of which being that it would probably be really confusing to the cat. So I turned to YouTube instead and got a National Geographic video on cats… I am still cat-less. My man is allergic to cats, so that decision is made for me.”

Anne on the Oscars: “You know, it’s not like I’d had this big dream to do this thing, and it’s not like I had a set of skills I’d been honing for years and years that I was going to showcase on this night. To me, it seemed like such a random opportunity, and such potential for fun, that I really was enjoying myself completely. It’s actually been very nice because the critical reaction was what it was, but since then . . . Like, just today, I was sitting, having lunch, and a really nice Canadian couple on vacation with their daughter came up and made a point of saying, “We just loved you at the Oscars.” It’s been so amazing and lovely, the feedback that I’ve been getting even months after the show. But then the other side of it was that I was obviously a little bummed out by the critical response because you work so hard at that. What I never appreciated about any of the hosts was just how much time and work goes into this huge production. Almost immediately afterwards, I went to Africa for the first time with an initiative that I work with called The Girl Effect, and I just realized that all these feelings that I was having, maybe even the negative ones, were a privilege to be had, and that good, bad, middling, whatever the Oscars were . . . I mean, I met a woman on this trip who got married at the age of 5.”

Anne on her best quality as an actress: “Work ethic. I heard Elia Kazan once said of Vivien Leigh-which I couldn’t believe, because they worked together on A Streetcar Named Desire [1951], and she gives the most amazing performance as Blanche DuBois. But I guess he was pretty tough on his actresses, so he said that she’s not the best actress in the world, but she’d have crawled over broken glass if she thought it would help her performance. That’s how I see myself as an actress. I may not be the best in the world, but I love my craft more than just about anything, and I will give everything I have to it, whatever the cost . . . I feel like such a jerk when I say “my craft,” but I do feel that way.”

[From Interview]

It’s a really long piece, and I’m sorry for not excerpting more. Chelsea Handler wasn’t too annoying in it, and you could tell that she actually respects Anne, so she didn’t treat her like dirt.

By the way, Anne was on Chelsea’s show last night – here’s a clip:




Photos courtesy of Interview Magazine.

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  1. LOVE ANEGLINA says:

    WTF!?!?!? Chelsea Handler!?!?!? Who the hell is she blowing to get these opportunities?

  2. carrie says:

    sometimes we need to stop reading some interviews with actresses because it’s uninteresting and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman again is the clue that Nolan loves bland brunette actress:Emily Blunt or Charlize Theron were a better idea in Catwoman

  3. gee says:

    I hate Chelsea Handler, and I don’t really love Anne Hathaway either. I think she’s a great actress though and picks really good scripts.

  4. Jayna says:

    I love Ann. The camera loves her face. I see all her movies.

  5. Nicky says:

    Michael K from dlisted described her best…”Anne Hathaway is that annoying girl in drama class who takes the “invisible ball” exercise way too seriously, calls the theater teacher by their first name, chants “UN-IQUE NEW YORK” in the hallways and cries when you say that you thought Mary Poppins was dumb and boring. Anne is like Lea Michele’s Glee character on Dexatrim and uppers that give you a manufactured form of peppiness. Annoying as fuck…”

  6. MJ says:

    I really wish she would stop talking about the Oscars. They always suck. The end.

  7. brin says:

    I love the black & white pictures, Anne has that kind of 50′s style that can pull it off. Wasn’t anyone else available to interview her besides Chelsea Handler?

  8. dina says:

    I find anne grating both onscreen and off, but the girl photographs very well. all her spreads in vogue and here,etc. are always gorgeous, she has great features.

  9. mln76 says:

    Anne should always have Handler interview her it makes her seem a lot less annoying by comparison to that train wreck. She is a good actress she just needs to relax a little bit.

  10. tapioca says:

    The shots look like elaborate body dumps from episodes of Criminal Minds. Tell me you see the dead eyes!

  11. Maritza says:

    I like Anne Hathaway, she is so cool. Just check out the rap song she did on Conan Obrian’s Show:

  12. Rhiley says:

    I like Anne too but she can make some really bad film choices. She was really good In Rachel Getting Married and Brokeback Mountain (though her role was small) but I made the mistake of watching Love and Other Drugs over the weekend and it was horrible. Anne was horrible. It was really uncomfortable to watch. I have a feeling, and especially based on what she says above, that the filming of One Day was rather difficult and she is going to be pretty bad in it. I hope I am pleasantly surprised though. I can see how Anne can get on people’s nerves, but even though she seems almost perfect, there is something about her that comes across as very down to earth, bookish, and genuinely aware of the good and bad of her social milieu, and the world around her. I think she genuinely does care about people, all people, and really does both appreciate and finds it kind of surprising when strangers come up to her and tells her how much they enjoy her work as a whole. She needs to stay away from the likes of Handler and Rachel Zoe, though. They do nothing for her image.

  13. nellie says:

    To Nicky; Michael K from Dlisted is always spot on with his assessment of people and his decription of Anne Hathaway is hysterical and seems true. I find her annoying and she always seems to be trying way too hard. She was a horrible Oscar host and her performance in Love and Other Drugs was just not sexy or good.

  14. Mshuffleupagus says:

    Wow, two rich B*tches who like Ayn Rand, what a surprise. Maybe before they attempt to misinterpret Rand’s dangerous message, they should have perhaps read “The Virtue of Selfishness” first. Chelsea Handler would like a book where the main female character falls in love with the man who rapes her.

  15. almond says:

    I think she photographs very well. She has striking features which apparently translate very well in pictures. She looks gorgeous in these. But as an actress, she seems rather boring and uninteresting. Though she was good in Rachel Getting Married.

  16. Ari says:

    That last pic is off-the-chain by any standard. Very nice.

  17. megan says:

    What’s with the video clip starting when I didn’t ask it to, and being unstoppable through the commercial? Some of us are at work.

  18. ladybert62 says:

    I think the pictures look vamparish and with Anne’s Julia-roberts-sized mouth, this actually makes sense except they do not show the mouth or any fangs.

    Enough from me about this as I dont like Anne, dont like Chelsea, dont like Angelina so dont have much else to say on this piece! ha ha

  19. Anne should be sooo *proud*.Interviewed by chelsea(the douche)handler.Anne has finally arrived!!

  20. girlwithapearl says:

    I feel like Anne Hathaway tries way too hard, just all the time.
    I could give less of a fuck about the Oscars, but her rap on that chat show was just cringeworthy. “Oooh, look how quirky and random I am! COME SEE MY MOVIE THAT EVERYONE HATES ME FOR BEING IN! LOL I am like so totally RANDOM RIGHT???”

  21. kieslwoski says:

    @Anjelina Love she is blowing the Huvane brothers ever since she hooked up with the CAA mafia her career blew up. Such a shame I so much more prefer Kathy Griffin, so much funnier, hate Handler she is not funny at all.

    Love Anne HAthaway, I really think she is a decent actress and I like her personality. Although yes she can be at times annoying.

  22. Charmander says:


    I’m sorry to say this, but I think it may be you who is misinterpreting Rand’s message. All that Hathaway and Handler say is that you shouldn’t be a hypocrite. Rand herself did not write about being rich, and it is those people who get the “rich” thing from reading her that have truly misinterpreted it.

  23. Mshuffleupagus says:


    “Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.”

    “Or did you say it’s the love of money that’s the root of all evil? To love a thing is to know and love its nature. To love money is to know and love the fact that money is the creation of the best power within you, and your passkey to trade your effort for the effort of the best among men.”

    “Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men’s protection and the base of a moral existence”

    “Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction.”

    “Here, we trade achievements, not failures – values, not needs. We’re free of one another, yet we all grow together. Wealth, Dagny? What greater wealth is there, than to own your life and to spend it on growing?”

    Sorry, you were saying that Rand doesn’t write about being wealthy? Once again, read “The Virtue of Selfishness” to understand her message better.

  24. Meadowlark says:

    The Ayn Rand thing is truly bizarre. Out of all the historical figures or authors for famous women to fawn over… Any Rand? That nutcase? I’d expect it from Goopy but not many others. I have this idea about people who say “Atlas Shrugged” or any Rand book was the one book that affected them as a person. Slate has this kind of sassy article about Rand that I found interesting:

  25. Marianne says:

    @MJ : If you wish she would stop talking about the Oscars, then people should stop ASKING about the Oscars.

  26. Chloe says:

    Anne Hathaway needs to stop sounding like a 20 year old drama school girl and start sounding like a 30 year old actress she is. This thing can easily become a shtick and while being dorky is endearing, talking about it too much isn’t.

  27. Eve says:

    If Handler is blowing people to get where she wants then she must be a hell of a c*ck sucker because she isn’t sexy or pretty, plus she’s neither particularly or funny.

    Michael K’s description of Hathaway is spot on (as always — and thanks Nicky for that excerpt).

    I don’t feel like harping on her though because she seems to be a sweet girl but if she keeps being friends with people like Handler…off to my “hate list”.

    EDIT: (@ Kielswolski)

    Aren’t the Huvane brothers gay? Why would they want being blown by Handler anyway?

  28. Sassy says:

    So – Huvane reps Anniston, Huvane reps Handler. Instant manufactured friendship.