Anne Hathaway is one of those loveable stars in Hollywood who can do no harm. The actress and singer rose to fame through her role in the popular Disney film, The Princess Diaries, as Mia Thermopolis, but since then she’s become an A-list actress. Now into her thirties, Hathaway got her big break when she was only 19-years-old. In the span of her career she’s tackled many different roles in huge blockbuster films like Love & Other Drugs, Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada, The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar, The Intern and Les Miserables. She can truly do it all! Fresh into parenthood with her husband, Adam Shluman, Hathaway has proved she’s got a new outlook on life and we’re super excited to see what she tackles next! In honor of her upcoming 34th birthday, here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about this stunning actress!
10. Acting is in her Blood
Similar to many other incredibly talented actors in Hollywood, Hathaway got her acting chops from her mother, a former stage actress! She was the one who inspired Hathaway to become an actress. In fact, Anne Hathaway’s Oscar-winning role as Fantine in Les Miserables was once played by her own mother, Kate McCauley, who took on the role during the first U.S. tour of Les Miserables. Hathaway told The Hollywood Reporter that she sought out advice from her mother a lot when preparing for the role: “We just talked about the character. She told me a lot about her experience playing Fantine, which gave me even more confidence that it was in my blood, in my DNA, it was a family legacy. I think it allowed me to connect on a deeper level to the character, knowing how much it meant to her.”