Anne Hathaway is in the next chapter of her career — but she's hardly slowing down as she gets older.
“I’ve always been really upfront about being an ambitious person,” the 41-year-old told PORTER in an interview. “I have goals, I have dreams; they don’t look much different than they did when I was [younger], but I’m still pursuing them.”
Though the brunette beauty's life looks a bit different than when she was starting out, she is still surrounded by the same team she's had since she was a teenager.
“There’s really good seasoning on the pan in a lot of the relationships in my life, and I feel like I’m still growing,” she shared, adding that she's grateful to still be "invited back to the table" and take new risks.
“When I started out [in this industry] as a child, I was warned that my career would fall off a cliff at the age of 35, which is something I know a lot of women face,” Hathaway stated. “The thing that has evolved during [that time] is that more women are having careers deeper into their lives, which I think is fantastic. Obviously, it doesn’t mean we should have a ticker tape parade – someone said this to me the other day: ‘There’s so much to be proud of and there’s so much to fix.’”
While there have been ups, there's also been some tougher times — for instance, when the actress received backlash for her 2013 Oscar win for Les Misérables.
“Being funny feels riskier than being sincere, because I think my sense of humor is different to what people think my sense of humor is going to be; I think it’s easily misunderstood, and sharper,” she said. “Part of the reason I feel an extra pressure to make sure I’m very clear about what I say, and how I say it, is because I trust the sincerity."
“Also, the world has so many spiky things in it – do I really need to throw a barb out there? I don’t think so,” she added. “I would much rather put my sweetness out, and lead with that.”