Anne Hathaway says we've been calling her by the wrong name for her entire career

Starr Bowenbank
·1-min read

From Harper's BAZAAR

Anne Hathaway has informed fans that her preferred name is actually not Anne.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the presenter mentioned that he'd heard people call the actress 'Annie', and asked her what she'd rather be referred to as. She pleaded with viewers and said, “Call me Annie, everybody. Everybody, call me Annie, please,” before launching into a story about how a rookie mistake changed her life.

Photo credit: David Livingston - Getty Images
Photo credit: David Livingston - Getty Images

"When I was 14 years old, I did a commercial and I had to get my SAG card. They asked me what I wanted my name to be... and so [Anne] seemed like the right choice, but it never occurred to me that for the rest of my life, everyone would call me Anne," she explained. "The only person that calls me Anne is my mother and she only does it when she's really mad at me... like, really mad. Every time I step out in public and someone calls my name I think they're going to yell at me."

"The truth is nobody's comfortable calling me Anne, ever," she added. "It doesn't fit—I'm an Annie. People call me 'Ms. H,' people call me 'Hath,' so feel free to call me anything but Anne."

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