Anne Hathaway has expressed regret over her work in 2011 movie ‘One Day,’ because she did not fully put her faith in female director Lone Scherfig.
The ‘Les Miserables’ Oscar-winner tells ABC News, “I really regret not trusting her more easily. And I am to this day scared that the reason I didn’t trust her the way I trust some of the other directors I work with is because she’s a woman.”
While stressing that she and Scherfig did get along during shooting, Hathaway confesses, “I’m so scared that I treated her with internalised misogyny. I’m scared that I didn’t give her everything that she needed or I was resisting her on some level. It’s something that I’ve thought a lot about in terms of when I get scripts to be directed by women.
“When I get a script, when I see a first film directed by a woman, I have in the past focused on what was wrong with it. And when I see a film … directed by a man, I focus on what’s right with it. I can only acknowledge that I’ve done that and I don’t want to do that anymore.”
Despite this, Hathaway stresses she “had actively tried to work with female directors. And I still had this mindset buried in there somewhere.”
While admitting difficulty in making the confession, remarking “I’m getting red talking about this,” the 34-year old actress insists “it’s something we should talk about.”
Promising she would call Scherfig to apologise, Hathaway stressed, “It wasn’t an issue of professionalism, it wasn’t an issue of … nothing. I hold her in such a dear place in my heart and I think she does for me too.”
Lone Scherfig’s latest film ‘Their Finest’ is in cinemas now.