Anne Hathaway Admits 'History With Rage' as She Reflects on Being 'A Bitch'
“Rage doesn’t lead you to a place of peace,” the Oscar-winning actress says in new interview.
Anne Hathaway is done being "a bitch," even if it was only for one day out of the month.
The "Ocean’s 8" star told Glamour she is on a path toward peace after a history of "rage."
"I have a history with rage," she said for the magazine’s June/July cover story. "I used to do this thing where I was like, ‘I’m nice 29 days out of 30, and then I give myself complete permission to be a bitch to anyone, about anything.’ I realized that if I could actually move away from the judgment and deal with my emotions in the moment, I didn’t actually need the extra day. Rage doesn’t lead you to a place of peace. And for me the goal is not happiness. The goal is peace."
"I’m interested in living a very honest life. I don’t know if that makes me a boring person. I don’t really care if it does," she said. "It would be easier if I was better at being misleading or sneaky. I know how all that stuff works. I’m not a naive idiot. I know if I was a little bit mean to everybody, people would be like, ‘Oh, she’s fun. I like her. Come have a drink.’ And I’m just like, ‘Can we have a drink and not try to tear each other apart?’"
Hathaway, who is now married and has a young son, also opened up about her experience with sexual harassment in the entertainment industry throughout her long career, but didn’t get into too many details.
"I’ve had a 20-year career and I’ve had some really, really bad experiences, but I’ve had a lot of great ones too — with members of both genders," Hathaway explained. "While they do not begin to approach the atrocious, galling stories others have shared in recent months, I have had negative on-set experiences, some of a sexual nature. Some are from the beginning of my career, some are more recent — all are unacceptable."
"I think that there’s got to be some guys who get high off the power. But in a lot of cases, it’s an echo chamber," she added. "Most guys have never seen anything different."
Now she’s on a mission for peace in her life and others’.
"Being a 35-year-old cisgendered woman who has experienced the everyday, abusive imbalance of the world also made me want to be a part of a movement for change…I know the world can be far worse for others than it has been to me, but I suppose, like most everyone who has been hurt, I want to protect others from going through the worst of what I experienced," she said. "I want to help make what I consider the best of my experiences to be the norm, as it always should have been."
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