Anne Hathaway: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

Anne Hathaway is both one of the most talented and culturally polarizing actresses. However, despite the fact that she has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Anne Hathaway. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: Anne Hathaway’s Name Has Shakespearean Roots

In fact, Hathaway was named after the wife of William Shakespeare. Her parents must have been big fans.

Number Fourteen: If She Wasn’t Acting, She Might Be an English Teacher

Hathaway has said that if she hadn’t become a successful actress, she might pursue a career as an English teacher. Fitting, considering she’s named after Shakespeare’s wife! She has also mentioned that she’s interested in psychology as well.

Number Thirteen: She Nearly Drowned in Hawaii

When Hathaway was visiting Hawaii in 2014, she was swimming and got caught up in a wave. She nearly drowned as a result but was saved by a surfer nearby.

Number Twelve: She Holds a Special Distinction With the Barrow Group

The Barrow Group is a prestigious theater company and acting school in New York. Since the company’s inception, Hathaway is the only teenager they ever accepted.

Number Eleven: She Left the Catholic Church for Personal Reasons

It’s no secret that the Catholic church isn’t the biggest fan of homosexuality. When Hathaway’s brother came out as gay, she left the church as a sign of solidarity with him. Hathaway had been raised Catholic.

Number Ten: She’s the Youngest Host of the Oscars

Hathaway hosted the Academy Awards in 2011 next to co-host James Franco. She was 27 at the time, making her the youngest host of the award ceremony in its history.

Number Nine: Her Favorite Novel Might Surprise You

Hathaway might be an actress, but that doesn’t mean she’s not smart. Her favorite book is Ayn Rand’s iconic book The Fountainhead. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Anne Hathaway, coming soon!