Anne Hathaway reveals what she was told at 16 after bagging her first role in Hollywood

Anne Hathaway (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
Anne Hathaway (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Actress Anne Hathaway is no stranger to body shaming.

During an interview with Allure magazine, the 36-year-old actress revealed she was subtly told to lose weight after bagging her first Hollywood role.

"At 16 years old, it was 'Congratulations, you have the part. I’m not saying you need to lose weight. I’m just saying don’t gain weight.' Which of course means you need to lose weight," Anne said.

The Ocean’s 8 actress, who recently revealed that she was expecting her second child with husband Adam Shulman, went on to say that being thin is still an expectation, even though Hollywood is slowly transitioning.

"I’m cautious in my praise of how Hollywood is shifting.  

"There’s so much more body inclusivity – which is great! – but the thin thing is definitely still the centralised 'normal' expectation," she said.

Anne also recently told the Today show she’s received unwanted comments about her body, PEOPLE reports.

"All the time. And in the ways where it’s overt and people say things to you, and then there’s kind of micro ones [too]."

Sources: Allure magazine, People

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