On Love, Life & Living Large

Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess star in One Day, based on the book by David Nicholls. After one day together – July 15th 1988, their college graduation – Emma Morley (Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Sturgess) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself.


Here Anne – who is currently in London filming the new Batman movie – talks about her latest movie, her thoughts on love and friendship, how she feels about the emphasis on what you wear and how you look in Hollywood, plus her hopes for the future. As she enters the room, she jokes about the English weather, which is sunny for once, saying: “Press junkets shouldn’t happen on sunny days.”


STUDIO: So Dexter and Emma are friends for many, many years – do you think it’s possible for a guy and girl to be friends?

Anne Hathaway: Well, I think Dexter and Emma are never one hundred percent only friends. I think there’s always a frisson there.


STUDIO: What about you, personally?

AH: Me personally, I think it’s made easier if one, if not both of you, are in a relationship to just be friends with someone because I think it makes things a lot clearer. But if two people are unattached, the answer is I don’t know. It’s complicated and life is long and maybe if you’re friends feelings change over a long of period time. But I really don’t know and I hope no one ever answers that question because if they do we’ll have to stop making movies about it! But it’s a good question.


STUDIO: Has your concept of love changed from when you were a girl, a teenager and now?

AH: Oh yes, absolutely! I think I’m a kinder person now than I was when I was younger about love.  I think I had rather rigid notions of what it could be and…


STUDIO: And what it should be?

AH: I don’t know what love should be!



Read the rest of STUDIO’s exclusive interview with Anne Hathaway, star of One Day, in our August 2011 issue!


"I think I’m a kinder person now than I was when I was younger about love."
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