Actress Anne Hathaway covers the April 2017 issue of ELLE magazine photographed by Terry Tsiolis and styled by Samira Nasr.
On her husband, Adam Shulman: “He changed my ability to be in the world comfortably. I think the accepted narrative now is that we, as women, don’t need anybody. But I need my husband. His unique and specific love has changed me.”
On the importance of focusing on paid parental leave in the U.S.: She’s going to spend the next four years, she tells me, working as a UN Goodwill Ambassador to advocate for paid parental leave in the U.S. “I can’t believe we don’t already have it,” she says. “When [my son] Johnny was a week old and I was holding him and I was in the ninth level of ecstasy, I just all of a sudden thought, ‘Mommy guilt is invented nonsense.’ We’re encouraged to judge each other, but we should be turning our focus to the people and institutions who should be supporting us and currently aren’t.”
On starring in “Ocean’s Eight” and working with a female-led cast: “Hollywood is not a place of equality. I don’t say that with anger or judgment; it’s a statistical fact. And even though I’ve been in some female-centric films, I’ve never been in a film like this. It just kind of makes you aware of the ways you sort of unconsciously change yourself to fit certain scenarios. It’s not better or worse,” she clarifies, “or right or wrong, but there are certain things you understand about one another because of experiences you have in common…it’s probably easy for men to take that for granted. Just being on a set where I’m the one who possesses that ease is really something. It’s a nice alternative narrative.”
Cover: Dress by Dolce&Gabbana | Earrings by David Yurman
1st Image: Sweater and Skirt by Louis Vuitton
2nd Image: Bracelets by Bulgari | Bracelet by Chopard | Baseball Cap by ’47
[Photo Credit: Terry Tsiolis/Courtesy of ELLE Magazine]