Anne Hathaway mentioned she was requested if she was a “good lady or a foul lady” by a journalist when she was simply 16 years outdated.
The actor spoke concerning the incident whereas collaborating in a Q&A session following the premiere of her new film, “Eileen,” at Sundance Movie Competition.
“I simply remembered one of many very first questions I ever obtained requested once I began appearing and needed to do press was: Are you a superb lady or a foul lady?” Hathaway mentioned, according to Variety. “I used to be 16. And my 16-year-old self wished to reply with this movie.”
Hathaway introduced up the incident as she described eager to work with “Eileen” director William Oldroyd after seeing the 2016 drama “Girl Macbeth,” which starred Florence Pugh as a lady trapped in a loveless marriage to an older man.
“I assumed it was a rare work,” Hathaway mentioned. “I noticed a examine of feminine complication that hit me actually, actually deep, and I felt like Will was a filmmaker that may very well be trusted to inform sophisticated tales, particularly about females.”
Based mostly on the 2015 novel of the identical title by Otessa Moshfegh, “Eileen,” a thriller, follows a younger girl residing a grim life in Boston within the Sixties. Whereas working at a jail, a lady named Rebecca (Hathaway) joins the employees and adjustments Eileen’s life.