When it comes to Anne Hathaway, we almost never have anything to say about her weight. It always seems normal and healthy to us, which is fab — unless, of course, she's taking a role like she did in Les Misérables, and she loses a ton of weight for the role. Even then, it's more of a feat and less of a worrisome situation.
That's why we're partially surprised to hear that Anne is so stressed over her weight. The part of us that isn't surprised is because that's the world we live in, unfortch, especially for women in Hollywood. It's such a bummer.
"I realized that the life I'd been living [was not authentic] and that I had to make a change. Then I found out that my trust had been betrayed quite massively. So for me, that call came at the end of 2007."
She's talking about her broken engagement with her then fiancé who was jailed for embezzlement. She continued:
"I'm letting go of those expectations, and that's opening me up to moments of transcendent bliss. But I still feel the stress over ‘Am I thin enough? Am I too thin? Is my body the right shape?'"
Self-image issues are a hell of a thing, and they are a massive problem for almost everyone — especially girls.
"If I'm honest, yes. There's an obsessive quality to it that I thought I would've grown out of by now. It's an ongoing source of shame for me. I just think about the ridicule you get if you have an off day. If people weren't watching, I'd be so much more eccentric…I actually really don't feel like getting made fun of. So I put on something boring and navy and go out and try to disappear."
We realize that we're part of how people get a glimpse of you and your life, Anne. We just want you to know we're less about judgement and more about curiosity and inspiration. You ARE an inspiration to us, and your health and dedication to everything positive in your life is what we like to see, what gets us motivated to keep improving ourselves.
We don't intend to keep you from being eccentric, or to add to an obsession with your self-image. We just love your attitude and outlook on life!
[Image via WENN.]