Anne Hathaway is reflecting on how she was told when she was young that she would only be successful until she hit a certain age.
In an interview with Porter Magazine, the actress opened up about her decades-long career and major fashion moments of the last year, at the hand of stylist Erin Walsh.
“When I started out [in this industry] as a child, I was warned that my career would fall off a cliff at the age of 35, which is something I know a lot of women face,” Hathaway told the publication. “The thing that has evolved during [that time] is that more women are having careers deeper into their lives, which I think is fantastic.”
However, she acknowledged there is still progress to be made.
“Obviously, it doesn’t mean we should have a ticker-tape parade – someone said this to me the other day: ‘There’s so much to be proud of, and there’s so much to fix,’” she added.
Elsewhere in Porter‘s cover story, Hathaway also looked back on her long list of films from earlier in her career that resonated with people when they came out and still do to this day. From blockbusters like Brokeback Mountain and Interstellar to rewatchable coming-of-age movies like The Princess Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada, Hathaway cemented herself across several generations.
“It is such a sweet feeling to know that you’re kind of woven into someone’s life,” she said. “I can’t describe the honor of knowing that I’m involved in the moments where people need comfort. It makes me really excited that my journey as a performer has connected with people. I love [when] projects have a life beyond their initial release.”
Last year, Hathaway starred opposite Jeremy Strong in Armageddon Time and Jared Leto in WeCrashed, among other projects. This year, the actress has two films that are hitting theaters almost back to back. She Came to Me, also starring Peter Dinklage and Maria Tomei, released Oct. 6, while William Oldroyd’s Eileen, in which she portrays a 1960s prison psychologist, launches Dec. 8.
In January, at the world premiere of Oldroyd’s psychological thriller, the actress recalled one of the first questions she ever got asked when she started acting was, “Are you a good girl or a bad girl?”
“I was 16, and my 16-year-old self wanted to respond with this film,” she said of Eileen. “Though I did not know that when I read the script, I think a part of me hoped for this exact moment.”