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Anne Hathaway recalls feeling ‘chronically stressed’ as a young woman, taking life ‘for granted’

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Anne Hathaway is looking back on her younger “chronically stressed” self with grace.

The “Devil Wears Prada” actress, 41, opened up about experiencing constant stress as a younger actress and taking life for granted.

“As a formerly chronically stressed young woman, I just remember thinking one day, ‘You are taking this for granted. You are taking your life for granted,’” she explained in the debut episode of New York Magazine’s “The Interview” podcast.

Anne Hathaway in a red dress.
Anne Hathaway opened up about experiencing constant stress as a younger actress and taking life for granted. WireImage
Anne Hathaway.
“As a formerly chronically stressed young woman, I just remember thinking one day, ‘You are taking this for granted. You are taking your life for granted,’” she explained in the debut episode of New York Magazine’s “The Interview” podcast.

“‘You have no idea. Something could fall through the sky, and that would be lights out.’ So when I find the old instincts rising, I just tell myself, ‘You are not going to die stressed.'”

The “Princess Diaries” actress didn’t have an answer for why she was so stressed, but said she “didn’t know how to breathe yet.”


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“That was really complicated,” she shared. “It’s actually too big an answer and the simple answer is literally everything. I was very in my head about a lot of things.”

In addition to trouble breathing, Hathaway also chatted about not being comfortable in her body, which she identifies as a somatic experience.

Selfie of Anne Hathaway.
The “Princess Diaries” actress didn’t have an answer for why she was so stressed, but said she “didn’t know how to breathe yet.” Anne Hathaway/Instagram
Anne Hathaway in Austin in 2024.
“That was really complicated,” she shared. “It’s actually too big an answer and the simple answer is literally everything. I was very in my head about a lot of things.” WireImage

“It feels a little too exposed to discuss the alienation I felt from my body, but there was a lot of somatic stress there,” she said.

The “Les Misérables” star said has faced some uncomfortable experiences when she was just getting her start as an actress.

Earlier this month, Hathaway told V Magazine she was previously asked to kiss 10 men for a chemistry test.

“I was told, ‘We have 10 guys coming today and you’re cast. Aren’t you excited to make out with all of them?’” she recalled.

Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway in the "Devil Wears Prada."
Hathaway said has faced some uncomfortable experiences when she was just getting her start as an actress.
Anne Hathaway in the "Princess Diaries."
Earlier this month, she told V Magazine she was asked to kiss 10 men for a chemistry test.

“And I thought, ‘Is there something wrong with me?’ Because I wasn’t excited. I thought it sounded gross,” she said.

While she wasn’t interested in doing the task, she said she went along with the test because she didn’t want to be labeled “difficult.”

“It wasn’t a power play, no one was trying to be awful or hurt me,” the Oscar winner expressed. “It was just a very different time and now we know better.”

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