“The Devil Wears Prada” starlet Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to openly admit to falling under the spell of depression, joining the likes of Mandy Moore and “Scrubs” star Zach Braff.
Hathaway, 24, confided to Britain's Tatler magazine that she suffered from anxiety and depression in her teens but rejected medication and instead worked through her troubles.
As she came clean about her past, Anne revealed she came through after pinpointing what was clouding her happiness.
"I said to Mom the other day, 'Do you remember that girl? She has now gone, gone to sleep. She has said her piece and she is gone,'“Hathaway shared. ”But then I thought, 'I so remember her, only she is no longer part of me.' I am sorry she was hurting for so long. It's all so negatively narcissistic to be so consumed with self."
Hathaway is currently filming “Becoming Jane,” about English novelist Jane Austin. She chose to play the legendary author based on a chance meeting with one of her idols, actress Emma Thompson.
“I was having doubts,” Hathaway admitted. “But then I met Emma, who asked me what I was doing. I couldn't tell her that I was not going to play Jane Austin. So I just did it.”