Anne Hathaway Really Doesn't Like Being Called Anne

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2021

"The only person who calls me Anne is my mother, and she only does it when she's really mad at me, like really mad", the Oscar-winning actress said on Tuesday's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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"Anything but Anne", she replied.

"Call me Annie, everyone, everyone, call me Annie, please", she continued.

Other names Annie has been called? "It doesn't fit, I'm an Annie", she concluded.

But she didn't know at the time that her career would take off and that people would forever refer to her by her birth name and not her preferred nickname, Annie, she said.

She chose to use the moniker when she was 14 years old filming a commercial, she told Fallon. My name is Anne Hathaway.

Jimmy then played a game called "Best, Worst, First" with Anne who revealed that her worst day in middle school occurred when she wore her mother's golden disco shoes to school in seventh grade.

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"People are like, "Anne!".

Hathaway won her first big break, a starring role on the short-lived 1999 series Get Real, when she was still a teenager.

She also encouraged Fallon and the audience to call her "anything but Anne".

The actress, on Tuesday, said that she was into vintage fashion and made a decision to wear her mom's pair of metallic gold disco shoes to school.

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Anne has been happily married to Adam Shulman since September 2012 and together they share two young sons: four-year-old Jonathan and one-year-old Jack, who was born in November 2019.

"It's been a lot, but those are good ages to be home with your kids", she told Fallon. "Our 4-year-old believes everything we tell him, and that's adorable as well as very useful".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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