Anne Hathaway Says She’s Giving Up Drinking For 18 Years. Here’s Why
Anne Hathaway is planning to give up alcohol for two decades.
The Academy-Award-winning actress, 36, revealed to Ellen DeGeneres Tuesday that she will be giving up alcohol for 18 years — if things go according to plan. (RELATED: Anne Hathaway Slams ‘White Privilege’ After Fatal Train Stabbing)
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Promoting her upcoming film, “Serenity,” starring herself and Matthew McConaughey, Hathaway told DeGeneres that a night of hard drinking with her costar prompted her to kick the habit.
“We drank the night away,” Hathaway recalled of one night during filming. “Then I had to go to a meeting with Steven Knight, our director, the next day. I was just kind of — have you guys ever had to do a meeting hungover? And so, I was just kind of, like, stumbling with one eye open and I was trying to convince him certain things about my character.”
Hathaway added that being a mom also played a role in wanting to quit.
“I quit drinking back in October,” she said, claiming the hiatus will last until her baby boy is a legal adult. “I’m going to stop drinking while my son is living in my house just because I don’t totally love the way I do it, and he’s getting to an age where he really does need me all the times in the morning. I did one school run where I dropped him off at school — I wasn’t driving, but I was hungover — and that was enough for me. I didn’t love that one.”