Anne Hathaway is continuing to be candid about her decision to stay dry for the sake of her son.
“My issue is I just love it. So. Much. But the way I do it makes me unavailable for my son,” says Hathaway, 36, of her previous approach to drinking before she gave it up completely last year. “My last hangover lasted for five days.”
“I’d earned it — it was a day drinking session with friends that went into an evening birthday party with one of my drinking buddies,” she adds. But still, the star admits she “will never be that person who can nurse a glass of wine throughout an entire evening.”
Hathaway also addresses what she might have gone into professionally if not for acting: teaching, the military, being a “do-gooder with a death wish” — “But more likely than anything else I would have been an alcoholic,” she jokes.
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Her comments echo those she gave in a recent cover interview for
The decision, she says now, is a logistical one completely based on how she feels after she drinks, Hathaway told the magazine, as opposed to a “moralistic” choice — and certainly not one she’s projecting onto anyone else.
“I didn’t put [alcohol] down because my drinking was a problem; I put it down because the way I drink leads me to have hangovers and those were the problem,” she said in
“But, I just want to make this clear: Most people don’t have to do such an extreme thing,” the
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In her January interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Hathaway admitted she doesn’t “totally love the way” she drinks, explaining that Jonathan was “getting to an age where he really does need me all the time, in the mornings.”
“I did one school run one day where I dropped him off at school — I wasn’t driving, but I was hungover,” the Oscar winner recalled. “That was enough for me. I didn’t love that [experience].”
“Another reason I don’t want kids,” joked the host, 61. “I’m not quittin’ drinking!”