Anne Hathaway sorry for "not trusting" director Lone Scherfig "because she was a woman"

Ben Bussey
·UK Movies Writer
Anne Hathaway in 2011's 'One Day' (credit: Focus Features)
Anne Hathaway in 2011’s ‘One Day’ (credit: Focus Features)

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.

Director Lone Scherfig at the London premiere of 'One Day' (Credit: WENN)
Director Lone Scherfig at the London premiere of ‘One Day’ (Credit: WENN)

“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.

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