Anne Hathaway looks like she had fun for her Glamour photoshoot! The ‘Les Miserables‘ star covers the January issue of Glamour magazine. Although the photoshoot may have been fun, Anne had something serious to talk about: One Billion Rising, a cause she’s supporting. Here are some excerpts from Anne’s interview with Eve Ensler.
Eve Ensler: You were evacuated during Sandy. Can you talk about what this storm means to you?
Anne Hathaway: Eight million people across the nation are without power; dozens of people in the New York area have lost their lives. We can’t be in denial [about climate change] anymore. And I’m just making sure that everyone I love is OK, and trying to offer help wherever I can.
EE: Tell me about One Billion Rising.
AH: It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that a billion women have been raped or beaten, just the enormity of that. When I was in college, I’d heard that one in four women would be raped, and I thought, God, that means I must know someone who was raped. Sure enough, I found out a week later that a friend had been. A billion is too big because one is too big.
EE: It seems to me that celebrities are kind of the new ruling class—they have all the money, all the power. What’s that like?
AH: You realize certain things. At this stage in my life—and this moment will not last forever—me walking my dog is news. And because I take very seriously the idea that I can make an impact in the world, I hold back my voice so I can make more of an impact when I do use it. A cause like One Billion Rising is something I want to scream about, and I want you to take that scream seriously because I don’t fall out of nightclubs. I don’t have photographers capture me spending untold amounts on a handbag. Of course, in the court of celebrity, if you try to be serious, you may look like a fool. In One Billion Rising you have activists and thinkers and “celebrities.” But I’m an actress. The celebrity thing just happened.
EE: We’re calling on one billion people to rise up and dance on February 14. Why do you dance?
AH: When I think back to some of the most fun nights of my life, it was just me out dancing without a care in the world. It’s a release, an outlet. And I’m a firm believer that we can tap into a collective energy and consciousness; on the 14th, even if you’re in a field dancing by yourself, you’re going to know you’re not alone. That’s something I hope we can carry forward as we resolve to protect ourselves and our sisters.
What a great cause! The Monroe tank Anne’s wearing on the cover is a limited edition tank that you can buy at onebillionrising.org You can read Anne’s entire interview in the January issue of Glamour, which hits newsstands on December 11. If you read the digital issues of magazines, then you can see it NOW.
Photos by Alexei Hay
Fashion Credits: Cover: Monrow tank (Anne’s limited-edition Monrow tank to support the cause ($50) is available at onebillionrising.org), Agent Provocateur bra, Clover Canyon briefs, Kismet earrings, Delfina Delettrez ring, her own bracelets and Skullcandy headphones.
Photos 1 & 3: Monrow tank (Anne’s limited-edition Monrow tank to support the cause ($50) is available at onebillionrising.org), Agent Provocateur bra, Clover Canyon briefs, Kismet earrings & white gold bracelet, Jill Golden bangle with beads, Sydney Evan safety pin bracelet Delfina Delettrez ring and Skullcandy headphones.
Photo 2: Alexander McQueen dress, Colette earrings, CBD by Charlotte Bjorlin Delia cuff, Jill Golden bangle with beads, Kismet white gold bracelet, Delfina Delettrez enamel rings and Skullcandy headphones.