EntertainmentAnne Hathaway's brave battle with addiction amid Hollywood fame

Anne Hathaway's brave battle with addiction amid Hollywood fame

Anne Hathaway has been successfully navigating the industry for a quarter of a century.
Anne Hathaway has been successfully navigating the industry for a quarter of a century.
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11:18 AM EDT, May 1, 2024

Anne Hathaway has graced the film industry for over 25 years, becoming a beloved figure among audiences with a repertoire of significant titles and awards, including an Oscar. Recently, it was revealed that despite her success, she has been battling alcohol addiction.

Her illustrious career began with a lead role in "The Princess Diaries" by Garry Marshall. It expanded to include notable films like "Brokeback Mountain" by Ang Lee, "The Devil Wears Prada" by David Frankel, "Love and Other Drugs" by Edward Zwick, "One Day" by Lone Scherfig, and "Les Misérables" by Tom Hooper, which earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Despite these achievements, her career hit a temporary standstill, but Hathaway has remained busy and struggled with alcohol behind the scenes.

Anne Hathaway on fighting addiction: "I usually don't talk about it"

Hathaway has recently opened up about both her personal and professional life. In an interview, she discussed challenging casting practices early in her career and shared her experience with a traumatic miscarriage. Becoming a mother to her two sons, Jonathan and Jack, played a significant role in confronting her challenges with alcohol.

In discussions with "The New York Times," Hathaway mentioned that turning 40 was not the significant milestone she had anticipated but achieved over five years of sobriety. She has been candid about her struggle with alcohol, comparing her realization of its impact on her life to recognizing an allergic reaction and the necessity to stop.

Hathaway admitted to "Vanity Fair" that she knew deep down alcohol was detrimental to her. She ultimately decided to abstain from drinking, describing alcohol as "fuel for sinking."
The latest movie featuring Hathaway, the romantic comedy "The Idea of You" directed by Michael Showalter, will be available on Amazon Prime Video from Thursday, May 2.
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