Anne Hathaway’s troubles with her ex-boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, are well chronicled.
The fact that it all happened so publicly is still tough, as Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush found out when he sat down with the star, who is promoting her new film, “Rachel Getting Married,” in the face of personal turmoil.
“It’s probably a difficult time in your life to be addressing the media because of what has happened. How are you doing in that department?” Bush asked.
“I’m always very professional and I am not the first person in the world to go through a tough time and have to get their job done,” Hathaway said. “The only difference is when I get my job done I get free hair, makeup and styling, so that helps.”
Last week, Hathaway’s now infamous con man ex, Follieri, pled guilty to 14 counts of wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. At his sentencing on Oct. 3, he faces a potential 265 years in prison. But Hathaway isn’t avoiding interviews.
“It never crossed my mind to do anything less,” Hathaway said. “It never crossed my mind when I was promoting ‘Get Smart’ and it’s not crossing my mind now. I’m trying to be as positive as I can at this point in my life.”
Reportedly cooperating with a federal investigation against the man she once loved, Hathaway had to give up her apartment, as well as, according to the New York Post, an expensive jewelry collection, purchased for her by Follieri.
“Who’s been there for you at this time?” Bush asked.
“I have a great support system, a lot of people that love me,” she said. “I’m very lucky.”
Hathaway is also lucky on screen. In “Rachel Getting Married,” she breaks away from the typecasting she didn’t even know she faced.
“Since I was 18 years old, when the ‘Princess Diaries’ came out, I’ve had people ask me, ‘How are you going to avoid typecasting?’ Probably more because of naivety than anything else, it didn’t occur to me that anyone would try to typecast a young girl,” she said. “It’s funny to be at this moment, to arrive at it, and have people say, ‘Wow! You’re really branching out!’ and I’m just like, ‘No I’m still being the same person I always was.’”
And her highly praised dramatic turn has people talking.
“This might be an Oscar vehicle perhaps?” Bush asked.
“I’m 25 years old and people are saying I’ve given a performance that’s worthy of an Oscar nomination,” Hathaway said. “It’s thrilling. I’ve never done work that was considered worthy of that before.”
And “Rachel Getting Married” holds a special place in her heart.
“I know you’re not supposed to say this, and I love the other movies that I’ve been a part of so much, but I’m more proud of this one than I ever have been of another one,” she added.