Actor and feminist activist Anne Hathaway has decided she’s on parenting duty nonstop for the next 18 years. Her son with Adam Shulman, Jonathan Rosebanks, is 2. We’ll do the math for you: That’s no more alcoholic drinks for Hathaway until 2035. Can we get advance tickets to whatever New Year’s Eve party she’ll be at then?
On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a relaxed Hathaway chatted about touring rum bars on the African island of Mauritius with Serenity costar Matthew McConaughey and his wife, Camila Alves. This was just before Hathaway came to her October decision to go stone-cold sober.
“Wow, and how was that?” DeGeneres asked Hathaway of the rum bar tastings.
“I don’t remember,” Hathaway laughed. “I have no idea.”
Hathaway then told DeGeneres: “[McConaughey and Alves are] both cool, and I just can’t drink as much as them. We drank the night away, and then I had to go to a meeting with Steven Knight, our director, the next day, and I was just kinda — have you guys ever had to do a meeting hungover? I was just kinda stumbling in with one eye open and I was trying to convince him about certain things about my character.”
Knight told Hathaway he didn’t realize she was hungover throughout their meeting.
“He just goes, ‘Oh, really? I couldn’t tell,'” she recalled. “And then two days later, we had another meeting, and I showed up [sober] and he said, ‘Oh, now I can.'”
That was it for Hathaway.
“I’m going to stop drinking while my son is in my house just because I don’t totally love the way I do it, and he’s getting to an age where he really does need me all the time in the mornings,” Hathaway told DeGeneres. “I did one school run one day where I dropped him off at school, I wasn’t driving, but I was hungover and that was enough for me. I didn’t love that one.”
We can relate to DeGeneres’s response: “Another reason I don’t want kids. I’m not quittin’ drinking!”
Exactly! Except we slipped up and had kids. Oopsie.
In addition to parenting Jonathan, Hathaway recently signed on for a remake of The Witches. She’s also busy promoting her new film, Serenity, calling it “a sexy, surrealist modern noir.”
“So if you are into thrillers and you are into morality that’s not black-and-white and you like to be taken on some kind of surreal adventure, you should check it out,” Hathaway said.
The same can be said for parenting, we think. Except it’s a surreal adventure, whether you drink or not. To each her own, we say.