HATHAWAY SUFFERED DEPRESSION AS A TEEN
Actress ANNE HATHAWAY suffered from depression and anxiety as a teenager, and she’s proud to have overcome her troubles.
The DEVIL WEARS PRADA is relieved she managed to beat the miserable, self-absorbed period she went through when she was growing up. Recalling her troubled period, she says, “I said to Mom the other day, ‘Do you remember that girl? She has now gone, gone to sleep. She has said her piece and she is gone.’ But then I thought, ‘I so remember her, only she is no longer part of me.’ “I am sorry she was hurting for so long. It’s all so negatively narcissistic to be so consumed with self.”
Anne Hathaway’s Depression Confession by Gina Serpe
Anne Hathaway is tearing a page from her princess diary and sharing it with the world.
The Devil Wears Prada star recently admitted to Britain’s Tatler magazine that she suffered from anxiety and depression as a teen, but that any vestiges of the once emotionally wrought girl she used to be have since, thankfully, left her.
“I said to Mom the other day, ‘Do you remember that girl? She has now gone, gone to sleep. She has said her piece and is gone,’ ” Hathaway told the high society magazine, according to People.
“But then I thought, ‘I so remember her, only she is no longer part of me.'”
The 24-year-old said that she made it through her dark patch without the use of medication.
“I am so sorry she was hurting for so long,” the thesp said of her former self. “It’s all so negatively narcissistic to be so consumed with self.”
Hathaway’s self-outing comes in the wake of two other high-profile confessionals from former couple Zach Braff and Mandy Moore.
Both actors have told their own stories of battling depression in the past month, with the Scrubs star telling Parade he suffered “from some mild depression” in his twenties and Moore telling Jane that “it was like someone flipped a switch” in the normally optimistic gal when she fell into a funk following their breakup.
As for Hathaway, she also dished about her next role to the quintessentially British mag, that of literary legend Jane Austen in the period piece Becoming Jane.
“I was having doubts,” she said of the part. “But then I met Emma , who asked me what I was doing. I couldn’t tell her I was not going to play Jane Austen. So I just did it.”
The film will revolve around Austen’s romance with the Irish politician Thomas Langlois Lefroy, played by The Chronicle of Narnia’s James MacAvoy.
The movie is due out Aug. 3.
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