Is age really just a number when it comes to Hollywood? Anne Hathaway, who first made a splash on the big screen as awkward teen royalty in 2001’s The Princess Diaries, is now 32 — but in Tinseltown, she says, that means that she’s over the hill.
Not that she’s complaining. The Intern actress opened up in the October issue of Glamour UK about what it’s like to be on the older end of the acting spectrum — and one thing she has come to terms with is that there’s no sense in pining over the past.
“I can’t complain about it because I benefitted from it,” she told the magazine of losing out on parts to younger actresses. “When I was in my early twenties, parts would be written for women in their fifties and I would get them. And now I’m in my early thirties and I’m like, ‘Why did that 24-year-old get that part?’”
“I was that 24-year-old once, I can’t be upset about it, it’s the way things are,” she continued. “All I can do right now is think that thankfully you have built up perhaps a little bit of cachet and can tell stories that interest you and if people go to see them you’ll be allowed to make more.”
In fact, Hathaway was in her early twenties when she played her iconic role as mousy-turned-cosmopolitan assistant Andy Sachs in 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada opposite Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt.
Her career isn’t the only thing that’s changed over the years, though. Nowadays, the actress’ idea of a girls’ night out has changed as well. She and Blunt, also 32, have attempted to start a book club with Jessica Chastain — with mixed results.
“I’m trying right now to start a book club with Em and Jessica, because they’re working on a movie together,” Hathaway explained. “I said, ‘Let’s all read this book!’ But I’m not working and they are, so it’s not going very well.”
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