Anne Hathaway has spoken out about bodyshaming in the movie and media industries, saying she has been “shamed and humiliated” in the past.
The star recently shared with her Instagram followers that she has been gaining weight for a movie role in an attempt to avoid being the subject of pregnancy rumours.
In a new interview, Hathaway explained that decision, telling Glamour: “I didn’t feel like dealing with the pregnancy rumours. I find it bizarre that there’s a storm to get ahead of, but I have a history of being shamed and humiliated, for a lot of different reasons.”
The actor, who stars in the upcoming Ocean’s 8 movie, also discussed why she wanted to be involved with the Time’s Up movement. “I’ve had a 20-year career and I’ve had some really, really bad experiences, but I’ve had a lot of great ones too – with members of both genders. While they do not begin to approach the atrocious, galling stories others have shared in recent months, I have had negative on-set experiences, some of a sexual nature. Some are from the beginning of my career, some are more recent – all are unacceptable.
“Being a 35-year-old cisgendered woman who has experienced the everyday, abusive imbalance of the world also made me want to be a part of a movement for change,” she continued. “I know the world can be far worse for others than it has been to be, but I suppose, like more everyone who has been hurt, I want to protect others from going through the worst of what I experienced.”
Ocean’s 8, which also stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, and more, will arrive in cinemas in the UK on June 22.