Annie, Annie, Annie. Princess Mia. Thank God Anne Hathaway got serious after those ridiculous Princess Diaries movies. It pained me to watch them, honestly.
Over the past decade, Anne has transformed herself into a perfect fit for the Lady list. She’s got some definite flexibility, moving from films with grit (Brokeback Mountain anyone?) to blockbuster stuff like The Devil Wears Prada and Valentine’s Day, and throwing in some cross-dressing Shakespeare in the Park for good measure. And insofar as delivering the great performances? Rachel Getting Married was hands down my favorite film of 2008. So, so good. So manic and funny and visually gorgeous, and at the same time achingly sad. Whoever cast Anne Hathaway and Rosemarie DeWitt as sisters is a friggin’ genius.
Lady points: Keeping it consistently classy despite having really shitty boyfriend drama? Check. Articulate? Check. Made my jaw hit the floor when she posed for GQ? Check check check.
Thank you for this, Anne.