The “good princess” of Hollywood turned 40 years old

Anne Hathaway is an American actress, best known for her role in The Princess Diaries. After this image, she became a role model for young girls – a title that is not taken lightly, especially when the actress grows out of this persona and becomes a professional actress ready for more serious roles.

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Anne was born on November 12, 1982 in New York, USA and is the second child in a family of three. When she was six, she and her family moved to Millburn, New Jersey, where she grew up. He graduated from the local high school and studied at the Academy of Theater Arts.

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Her love for the stage and acting was born when she saw her mother perform in a theater production of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Her parents do not agree with her going down this path, even though her mother is a former actress. What they did not imagine was the bright future awaiting their daughter in this particular industry.

Anne made her film debut in 2001 in Disney’s The Princess Diaries, in the lead role. Her heroine is sweet, likable, kind and slightly clumsy. These qualities make the audience like both her and the actress. She says that she had to interrupt her studies to participate in this film, but she does not regret it. He launched her to fame and she was even nominated for the MTV Awards in the category “Best Breakthrough Female”. On the other hand, the second film in which he participated in the same year “The Other Side of Heaven” received negative reviews.

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For several years, she mostly got “princess” roles in family films, which for a while didn’t bother her, because she liked to step into the shoes of teenagers. According to her, these types of roles are for a limited time until the actor grows up and it no longer seems strange to play such a role. Hathaway is making the most of it while she has this opportunity, and then she can move on to the more serious roles that will be more age appropriate for her.

The transition to her “more serious” roles is smooth. After filming The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Mess, Anne said it was time to move on to the next stage of her career to avoid the phenomenon of “typecasting” – when an actor is associated with only one role or type of roles.

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Her first such film was “Brokeback Mountain” (2005), which earned several Oscar nominations. Thanks to him, she understands what she wants from her acting, which is to move and entertain people so much that they forget their own lives.

Her next successful project was The Devil Wears Prada (2006), where Hathaway again played the role of the “good girl” in a tough competitive environment. It received good reviews, and the actress herself says that through this film she managed to understand the fashion industry better and her respect for it increased. She also shared that she was the ninth choice for this role, thus encouraging people to never give up on their goals.

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In 2009, he participated in the biographical drama “Becoming Jane” about the life of the writer Jane Austen. She gets more negative reviews for her fake English accent, but overall her performance is good enough to be considered a success. She even received a nomination in the “Best Actress” category at the British Independent Film Awards.

She also ventured into the fantasy genre with her role as the White Queen in Tim Burton’s film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Alice in Wonderland (2016), and in 2010 she also released the romantic comedy Love and Other Drugs. In 2012, she starred in The Dark Knight Rises, the final film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy as Catwoman. For Anne, this is one of the most physically demanding roles because it requires more physical training and martial arts lessons.

In 2012, he reached his greatest achievement in his mature roles, namely that of Fatin in the film adaptation of “Les Miserables”. He received several awards for it, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. This can be seen as an irony of fate, since her mother years earlier played the same role, but in the theater.

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Hathaway’s other projects after Les Miserables and Interstellar (2014) have not been as successful, or at least not as recognizable. However, this does not change the fact that the actress works hard for each of her roles and this often sets her apart from other established stars in Hollywood. Subjecting his body to the necessary challenges such as losing 11 kilos for his role in Les Miserables, learning martial arts, riding a horse and developing an English accent. Apart from that, he always studies each of his characters and their respective problems in detail, so that he knows how to carry out his task in a way that is completely authentic and emotional. Her efforts did not go unnoticed by critics and the public, through whose opinions she managed to establish herself in the tough and competitive industry that is Hollywood.

In addition to acting, Hathaway is also involved in activism. She spent a week in Nicaragua to vaccinate children against hepatitis A and traveled to many other countries to help with the fight for women’s rights and their education. Supports same-sex marriage as well as equality between men and women.

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Her distinguishing feature has always been her wide and beaming smile, which gives her the air of a young girl who always tries to see the positive in life. Whether she is in a television studio, on screen or at an event, her smile is always on her face and charms those around her. On the other hand, for a long time behind this smile hides an insecure girl suffering from depression and anxiety. Ann goes through several similar stages in her life, the worst being during her teenage years. Some people consider her too talkative and annoying, but on this occasion she replies that she felt nervous in front of the TV cameras for a long time, but still overcame it. Magazines “FHM”, “People”, “Maxim”, “Empire” and “Entertainment Weekly” include Ann in rankings of the sexiest women, but she does not agree with these definitions, claiming that her image is that of a “good girl ” without any sex appeal.

Anne Hathaway is not only the “good princess” of Hollywood. It is a palette of emotions that cannot be framed. Her dedication is what makes her way to the top, and her smile is the eternal ray of sunshine among the many artificial lights of Hollywood.

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