Here’s Anne Hathaway stepping out in a LBD. She’s a true New Yorker, isn’t she? Love it- LOL. ‘The Intern’ star talked about the aftermath of her breakout role in ‘The Princess Diaries.’ It may have put her on the A-list, but it wasn’t all good.
Anne reflected on her career.
This whole thing, everything that’s happened to me has been such a lovely surprise. I’ve worked very hard for it, but I’m so surprised that it’s going as well as it is.”
That’s probably the case for a lot of actors. Let’s be honest: there are a lot of amazing, talented actors who are unemployed or barely able to find work. The ones who do succeed are very lucky, indeed!
Anne shared her career strategy.
My whole M.O. in my twenties was being in as many different types of films as you can. Working with as many different types of directors as you can. I think, in part, that’s what I wanted to do as an actor. And also, for the first few years of my career, The Princess Diaries was so cool in so many ways. It was a great first job. It was a hit. But at the same time, it was a hard thing to be like, ‘You know, Robert Rodriguez, I swear: I can do one of your movies.’ It was hard to get into rooms to be taken seriously for roles that weren’t princesses. And so, I think partially, that’s why I’ve tried to have as big of a range as I’ve had.”
Yeah, I can see how her role as Princess Mia Thermopolis in ‘The Princess Diaries’ may have made her seem an unlikely fit for other roles. At this point, though, we all know Anne has quite a dramatic range. Anne also said she would give her twentysomething self this advice:
I think just tell myself, ‘Things are gonna go wrong.’ I would tell myself, ‘You’re so afraid of things going wrong. Um, they’re gonna go wrong. Don’t waste any time worrying about that. Just be happy when you can. Treat everybody around you with respect, which is actually a hard thing to do when you’re a young person starting out. I thought I was respectful, but when I thought of it, I really was not appreciative enough of the people that I was working with.”
That is some great advice: hopefully current twentysomethings will listen! You can read Anne’s entire interview and watch some video at HuffPost Live.
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