Anne Hathaway is arguing that her first name just ‘doesn’t fit’ and that no one in her day-to-day life actually uses it, as she mentioned in Tonight’s Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Fallon asked the actress, ‘I’ve heard people call you Annie, like your good friends. Do I call you Anne or Annie?’ to which Anne replied, ‘Call me Annie! Everybody, everybody, call me Annie — please!’
Anne explained that she started going by ‘Anne’ professionally at 14 but didn’t realise people would keep calling her that, or that her career would take off as it did.
Anne went on to share that only her mum really calls her Anne, and that’s only when she’s angry. So, naturally, being called Anne just reminds her of her mother being mad at her, ‘The only person who ever calls me Anne is my mother, and she only does it when she’s really mad at me, so every time I step out in public and someone calls my name, I think they’re going to yell at me.’
She also encouraged everyone to call her ‘anything but Anne’ and opened up about her two sons, Jonathon and Jack, with husband Adam Shulman, ‘It’s been a lot, but those are good ages to be home with your kids. Our 4-year-old believes everything we tell him, and that’s adorable as well as very useful.’
She concluded that it has been a gift to stay home with her kids during the pandemic.