Despite preemptively calling out would-be body-shamers back in April when she announced that she was gaining weight for a new role, Anne Hathaway has just revealed that she still faces comments about her body “all the time.”
“It sounds kinda sad to say, I just wanted to be able to enjoy my summer and let everybody know that I’m living in my body and I’m happy with my body,” the actress told Hoda Kotb on Thursday’s Today show. “And if my body is different than what you’re used to, or what you think it should be, that’s yours. And my experience is mine and I’m loving it.”
When Kotb asked Hathaway if she’s ever been fat-shamed in real life, the Ocean’s 8 star admitted, “Yes, all the time. And kind of in the ways where it’s overt and people say things to you, and then there’s kind of micro ones.”
She thinks there are some positive changes happening in the culture of body-positivity, though. “One of my favorite things that’s happening in this moment is that a lot of us are looking at the language that we choose and we’re becoming more conscious about it. So, maybe someone thought that it wasn’t a big deal to say to a 16-year-old — this is what happened to me — ‘Congratulations, you got the part. You can’t gain any more weight.’ Maybe they thought that they were giving me some good advice. But now, 20 years later, I’m able to say I actually think that could have done more consciously and more loving and it left me feeling confused.”
She added, “A lot of us are taking up this opportunity to become more conscious and more loving in the way that we communicate with each other. More compassionate, I guess.”
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