Anne Hathaway: I'm More Like Lindsay Lohan Than People Realize

Celebrity News Feb. 28, 2012 AT 1:31PM
Anne Hathaway: I'm More Like Lindsay Lohan Than People Realize Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Hollywood Film Awards; Jonathan Leibson/FilmMagic

Their box office successes began with leading roles in Disney films, but Anne Hathaway and Lindsay Lohan have managed their careers in very different ways.

While Lohan, 25, is perpetually struggling to make a comeback, Hathaway's career is hotter than ever, thanks to her role as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. In spite of it all, Hathaway insists they're actually quite similar.

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"Lindsay Lohan and I have more in common than people think", Hathaway, 29, tells The Sun. "We've all done things we shouldn't. It is just that I did stuff at college when nobody knew about it, so I'm not a saint. I wasted time doing self-destructive things."

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"I found you can only dance on so many table tops," said Hathaway, currently engaged to Adam Shulman. "I got all that out of my system and I am healthy and grounded."

Hathaway credits good parenting for giving her a strong sense of self. "My mother, Kate McCauley, taught me to be always understanding of other people -- and to have a sense of humor about yourself."

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"Mom has also encouraged me not to be one of those people who worry about weight," the actress tells The Sun. "I know when people refer to me as a 'regular' girl, that it is a code word for 'fat' in Hollywood. It is completely understandable, as a teenager, to fret about your body. It is scary, because you don't know how it is going to end up."

"But I am not a teenager any more and my body has chosen its shape. I would rather be strong than skinny."

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