Anne Hathaway would prefer you call her 'Annie'

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Anne Hathaway would much rather you refer to her as "Annie".

In a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, The Witches star said early on in her career she thought she should establish herself as Anne Hathaway, but she'd prefer being called "anything but Anne".

"People are so lovely, they don't want to be presumptuous, and so I think they come up with workarounds on set because the truth is nobody's comfortable calling me Anne ever. It doesn't fit. I'm an Annie." she said. "People call me Miss H, people call me Hath, so feel free, call me anything but Anne."

She said the only person who ever calls her Anne is her mom, before admitting the reason she's more comfortable with the more endearing version of her name.

"The only person who ever calls me Anne is my mother, and she only does it when she's really mad at me, like really mad," she said. "So every time I step out in public, and someone calls my name, I think they're going to yell at me."

Annie it is.  

Compiled by Bashiera Parker

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