David Letterman grills Anne Hathaway over ex-fiance

Anne Hathaway has steadfastly refused to talk about ex-boyfriend and current jailbird Raffaello Follieri; however she’s slowly starting to open up about their relationship. A tiny bit. Hathaway isn’t really giving away any new information, but she doesn’t have handlers rushing in to shoo away any reporter that dares to ask. Last night David Letterman grilled her (well, Letterman style, so it wasn’t exactly the toughest grilling) about their relationship, and though Anne seemed a bit uncomfortable she managed to make some jokes. And generally stuck to the theme of “I don’t know, I’m not following his life anymore.”

Asked if there were hints about his ways, the actress, who split with Follieri in June after four years of dating, quipped: “I don’t want to go into the specifics but I will say that you do have to give me credit because as far as relationships crashing and burning goes, c’mon, I did pretty great. I mean, scorched that earth… I’m an all or nothing sort of girl,” she added.

“Go big or go home,” Letterman replied Staying on the subject, Letterman said the ordeal was “pretty unusual.”

“That’s definitely one of the words that, yeah,” Hathaway said. “Do you want to know his shoe size too?

Letterman then asked if Follieri will be in jail for a while (he’s expected to serve more than four years). “You know, I really don’t know the specifics about that,” the Rachel Getting Married star said. “I’m just kind of promoting my movie, living my life. I got to keep my dog! That’s the most important thing. That’s the thing that I focused on.”

Letterman suggested that Hathaway also got a boost to her self-esteem. “Thanks, I had my self-esteem before but I’m very happy, I’m in a good place,” she said. “Ok, you tell me when it’s time to quit because I have a couple more questions,” he said, continuing to press the actress. “How long did you know the guy?”

“We dated for four years,” Hathaway said before breaking into laughter when asked if Follieri took anything from her purse.

[From Us Magazine]

Hathaway swears up and down that she and Follieri were broken up for a while before he was arrested, and that the phone call she made to him a few hours prior to him being taken into custody was just a final ending of things. I think she handled the whole thing with a good deal of grace, but it’s something she’s going to have to talk about eventually. There’s obviously a lot that went on behind the scenes and it’s natural for people to feel intrigued. She kind of deflected that first question about recognizing signs in Follieri’s character before he was arrested, but she did a good job with the interview on the whole.

Here’s Anne’s interview – video thanks to YouTube. Images of Anne outside of “Late Night” yesterday. Images thanks to Fame.

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  1. Kaiser says:

    Yeah, still not buying it, Anne.

  2. california angel says:

    In her defense, I had a felon ex and I would really rather run knives through either of my eyes then ever have to explain that situation to anyone, let alone on national television.

  3. ShouldaWouldaCoulda says:

    I’m with Kaiser on this one. Where there’s smoke…

    She’ll probably be called to testify and didn’t want to say anything self-incriminating before she strikes her deal.

  4. Lore says:

    How many of us refuse to see what the man ,or, woman we love truly is? What makes this girl any different than the rest of us is the very public part of it. Still, this guy was probably easy to fall for. I’d rather have a guy like that than a manipulative, emotionally stunted, lazy, unenterprising, souless creep like Heidi’s Spencer for instance. This guy is handsome, well travelled, probably charming and has a lot of imagination, judging by his crime. Not exactly run of the mill, although obviously honest and well adjusted people are easier to stay in love with. Let’s hope Anne learned her lesson, she’s young. Why did I bring up Spencer though? Is it the looser aspect of it?

  5. snappyfish says:

    she did live a pretty high life with this guy. One would think you would begin to become suspicious.

    Four years and you don’t get the inkling that this guy is a crook? Hard to believe

  6. Zoe says:

    Yeah, c’mon, I mean she was only 22 years old when this guy got a hold of her. She was with him for four years, she obviously loved him and just took him at his word, as did, I might add, a lot of very powerful and much older people who weren’t sleeping with him at the time. Cut the girl some slack.
    I think she’s been well prepared for interviews, but that doesn’t make her guilty of anything except being professional and solid. What’s not to buy? Does anyone honestly think this twenty something girl was in on trying to con people out of millions of dollars? I don’t get this.

  7. gillian says:

    she comes off self-absorbed and pretentious.

  8. vdantev says:

    snappyfish- love is blind, deaf and dumb even for super-intuitive geniuses like you. 🙄

  9. jess says:

    “I think she handled the whole thing with a good deal of grace, but it’s something she’s going to have to talk about eventually.”
    umm no…actually, she doesnt have to talk about it. ever.

  10. aspen says:

    She doesn’t strike me as pretentious. She strikes me as a private person trying to maintain dignity and composure in an interview that is making light a humiliating and nationally-talked-about scandal with her in the center of it.

    I’d be stiff and falsely witty, as well.

  11. S says:

    nicely said, Aspen. I think she’s adorable.