Anne Hathaway Doesn't Want to Be Called 'Anne' Anymore

Carla Harmon
January 14, 2021

The 38-year-old actress who was born Anne Jacqueline Hathaway, wants everyone to call her "Annie" moving forward, as she told Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday's episode of The Tonight Show.

Anne recently revealed one of her biggest challenges being a mother in the midst of the pandemic.

"It was so bad, my seventh grade science teacher commented on them", she continued. That's when Anne Hathaway revealed that she much prefers the latter, only going by Anne professionally as that's the name she put on her SAG card when she was 14.

"I've known you for a pretty long time now", Fallon said to Hathaway.

More than 20 years after deciding to go by "Anne", actor Anne Hathaway made a decision to set the record straight.

Her mother, however, is the only person in her life who calls her "Anne" and that only happens when the matriarch is upset with the superstar. "It doesn't fit. I'm an Annie", she added. So, people call me "Miss H", people call me "Hath". "So that seemed like the right choice, but it never occurred to me that for the rest of my life people would call me Anne", she said. "Call me Annie, everybody".

Hathaway shared that at work, people have been accepting of her nickname.

"Anything but Anne", she replied.

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

"People are so lovely they don't want to be presumptuous and so I think they come up with workarounds on set because the truth is nobody's comfortable with calling me Anne ever".

'People are like Anne, and I'm like "what, what did I do?", so please seriously, just feel free, ' she said.

The actress also spoke about spending time at home with her two sons - Jonathan, 4, and Jack, 1 - with her husband, Adam Shulman. "Our four-year-old believes everything we tell him and that's adorable as well as very useful".

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