24 Little Known Things Most People Don’t Know About Anne Hathaway.

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2/24 When she auditioned for The Dark Knight Rises she was surprised that she wasn't auditioning for Harley Quinn. She only found out that it was Catwoman when she was chatting with Christopher Nolan before the audition started.

3/24 Anne is the first and only teenager to be accepted to The Barrow Group, a New York-based theatre company.

4/24 Anne won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for voicing Princess Penelope in a 2010 episode of The Simpsons.

5/24 She was born and raised in a Catholic family but left the church after her older brother Michael came out as gay.

6/24 Anne has revealed that she doesn't know if Lureen is telling the truth when she tells Ennis how Jack died in Brokeback Mountain. They shot two versions of the scene: one where Lureen knows that it was related to his homosexuality, and one where it really was an unrelated accident. In the end the two scenes were edited together to let the audience come to their own conclusions.



7/24 Anne Jacqueline Hathaway has the same name as William Shakespeare's wife: Anne Hathaway.

8/24 For The Devil Wears Prada Anne was asked to gain 10lbs but when she showed up on set the director didn't like how she looked. She was asked to lose the weight and they opted to using padding instead. At the end of the shoot she was allowed to keep the padding which she lovingly named "Andy's Ass".

9/24 Anne Hathaway is one of seven actresses to win an Academy Award for a performance in a musical film.

10/24 While swimming at a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 2014 she was swept out into the ocean by a large wave. Luckily a surfer saw her struggling and jumped off his board to save her.

11/24 If she wasn't an actor Anne has said that she would be interesting in teaching English or becoming a psychologist.

12/24 Anne has been nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actress for Rachel Getting Married and Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables. She won the latter.



13/24 For the role of Fantine in Les Miserables Anne cut her long, brown hair and lost 25 lbs. She has purposefully remained quiet about her weight loss process in order to not glamorize the transformation.

14/24 Anne Hathaway is one of 13 actresses to win an Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actor's Guild Award for the same performance.

15/24 When she first auditioned for The Princess Diaries she was about to leave the United States to film The Other Side of Heaven. When she arrived for filming she told them how well the audition went so the producers thought she would be cast. They decided to hold off on post-production until The Princess Diaries was released to capitalize on her success.

16/24 Anne and her mother, actress Kate McCauley, both played Fantine in Les Miserables: Anne in the 2012 film version, Kate in the first U.S. stage tour.

17/24 Anne learned to barrel race for Brokeback Mountain but the film's insurance company insisted on using a stunt double instead.

18/24 The glass slippers she wears in Ella Enchanted were made with real glass and, in true Ella fashion, she broke both pairs made for filming.



19/24 It took 8 hours to film "I Dreamed A Dream" in Les Miserables because she kept wanting to go deeper and deeper into the character.

20/24 Anne turned down the role of Christine Daae in the film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera because she was already contracted for Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

21/24 Despite the fact that, unlike many of her other films, she wasn't asked to lose any weight for Catwoman she says that it's her most physically demanding role to date.

22/24 Her favourite novel is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

23/24 In 2008 Hathaway's Italian real estate developer boyfriend Raffaeollo Follieri was arrested for fraud and money laundering. She broke off their relationship because she was not only a donor to his company but also sat on the board and didn't want to be associated with his wrongdoings. As part of the investigation the FBI seized her personal diaries to find out how involved she was in his business.

24/24 In 2011 she became the youngest person to host the Academy Awards at the age of 28.

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