Hathaway's surname originates in England. After this, Kate quit acting to raise Hathaway and her brothers. At the start of her film career, her acting style and beauty were compared to the likes of Judy Garland —whom she cites as one of her favorite actresses  —and Audrey Hepburn.
Based on Meg Cabot 's novel of the same name , the former follows a teenager Mia Thermopolis Hathaway who discovers that she is the heir to the throne of the fictional Kingdom of Genovia. Hathaway auditioned for the role during a flight layover on the way to New Zealand. Inspired by John H. Groberg 's memoir In the Eye of the Storm, the film met with mostly negative reviews and was a box-office failure. They are so much fun to do, I figure I might as well get the most out of them while I can.
Then [I'll] go off and play all the drug addicts and the prostitutes, and all the good ones you win Oscars for a little bit later on.
She played Lili, an optimistic orphan who falls in love with a magician. Before rehearsing with the full cast, Hathaway trained with a vocal coach for two weeks. She memorized almost all of her lines and songs at the first read-through. The Deseret News said that the cast was "terrific".
Transition to adult roles and greater success In a article, Hathaway said that "anybody who was a role model for children needs a reprieve", but noted that "it's lovely to think that my audience is growing up with me".
Although film was thematically different from her previous films, Hathaway denied that her role was an attempt to be seen as a more mature actress, citing her belief that doing nudity in certain films is merely a part of what her chosen form of art demands of her; and because of that belief she does not consider appearing nude in appropriate films to be morally objectionable.
The film depicts the emotional and sexual relationship between two married men, Ennis Ledger and Jack Gyllenhaal ; Hathaway played Jack's wife. She was originally sent the script with the role of Alma, Ennis' wife, but decided to audition for Lureen once she read the screenplay. According to writer-director Judd Apatow , this happened because Hathaway was uncomfortable with the use of real footage of a woman giving birth;  Hathaway believed it did not contribute to the film's story.
She moved to England a month before production began to improve her English accent. Rachel Getting Married premiered at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals and Hathaway garnered widespread acclaim for her performance. Romantic films and hosting events Hathaway starred in Bride Wars , which she described as "hideously commercial — gloriously so". Charles Isherwood opined that Hathaway "dives smoothly and with obvious pleasure into the embrace of a cohesive ensemble cast".
She summed up her character with a caption on a magnet of Happy Bunny holding a knife; "Cute but psycho. For the role, Hathaway spent time with a Parkinson's patient to research the disease.
The film received generally positive reviews from film critics, who praised the visuals, voice acting and music. The film tells the story of two young people who meet twenty years after they shared a one-night stand together.
Hathaway was clandestinely given the script, as One Day was set in the UK, and Scherfig was not looking for any American actresses for the part. After a nonproductive meeting with Scherfig, Hathaway left a list of songs for her, who after listening to them, cast the actress for the part. Hooper described Hathaway's singing as "raw" and "real.
In the drama film, she played an anthropology student who returns home to see her injured brother, Henry played by Ben Rosenfield , a musician, and soon begins a romantic relationship with his favorite musician, James Forester played by Johnny Flynn. Hathaway's character was initially written as 19 years old, but Kate Barker-Froyland , the film's writer and director, changed the part to that of an older woman after Hathaway was cast.
Dramatic Competition at the 30th Sundance Film Festival in January ,  and released in theaters the following year to mixed reviews from critics. Set in a dystopian future where humanity is struggling to survive, the film follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. Blige and " Wrecking Ball " by Miley Cyrus. The film tells the story of Ben Whittaker played by Robert DeNiro , a seventy-year old widower who becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site run by Hathaway's character, Jules Ostin.
Hathaway aspired to work with DeNiro and Meyers, her favorite actor and director, respectively; impressed with the film's story, she auditioned for the third time for a Meyers film. A Film for Anne , about an aspiring Romanian filmmaker who goes to shocking extremes to convince Hathaway to star in his film, was officially selected and had its North American premiere in April at the Nashville Film Festival.
Movie Partners Sing Broadway. She found herself attached to the genre-hopping nature of the script, later comparing it to Being John Malkovich , one of her favorite films. Hathaway said she found it fun to play someone with an immense ego and saw the role as an opportunity "to lean into all the ridiculous fame nonsense that I've been trying to side-step for all of these years.
She's the only successful meld of comedy and pathos—a victim of the celebrity treadmill who is also capable of outsmarting it. In June , it was investigated by the IRS for failure to file required nonprofit information forms.
Hathaway was not charged with any crime. The following year, she spoke on International Women's Day in favor of paid parental leave for both men and women.
Hathaway possesses the unmistakable glow of a natural star". According to Judi Gugliemli of People, Hathaway used this fear of being typecast as motivation to build a versatile body of work.
Gugliemli believes that Hathaway's ability to extensively research her roles is the key to her success. I still audition", she explains. After Scherfig listened to the songs, she asked Hathaway for more of these and cast her for the role.