Why Anne Hathaway Gave Up Drinking


All right, so “Serenity” is a
movie that is hard to explain. Yes. So try to explain it. Oh, good. Yeah, well, it’s a sexy,
surrealist modern noir. Yes. So if you are into
thrillers and you are into, I don’t know, morality
that’s not black and white and you like to be taken on
some kind of surreal adventure, you should check it out. Yes. But other than that,
it’s hard to talk about. Yeah. Matthew McConaughey plays the
captain of a fishing boat. He’s obsessed with the fish. I come into his life. I ask him to kill my
husband who’s a monster and is abusive to
me and to my son. And Matthew’s obsession
changes from whether or not he’s going to catch the
fish to whether or not he’s going to kill the man. Right. Because– and you think
you were watching a movie, and then there’s
a surprise that– that– so you don’t
know what it is. That’s what we can’t give away
is that something happens. You’re like, oh. And it was filmed on
a beautiful island. He said– So beautiful. It was– where was it? Mauritius. Yeah, yeah, beautiful. Yeah, I think it’s– if you go
to South Africa and then you go to Madagascar and you keep
going, then you hit Mauritius. Wow, that’s a long flight. It was a long flight. Jonathan did great on it though. And how long did you
stay on that island? I was there for
about five weeks. Five weeks. Five weeks. Yeah, and it was incredibly. Matthew and Camila had
been there for a while. So we arrived. And, you know, I knew Matthew
from Interstellar, of course. And so I got a call from him. Hey, you’re in the northern
part of the island. We’re in the southern part. You should come down. And so we did. And Matthew and Camila took
us on an amazing, kind of, little bar side tour of all
the best rums on the island. Wow. And how was that? I don’t remember. Uh-huh. [LAUGHTER] I have no idea. Really? It was– oh, man. Well– because
they’re both cool. And I just can’t
drink as much as them. So anyway, yeah, we
drank the night away. And then I had to go to a
meeting with Steven Knight, our director, the next day. And I was just kind of– have you guys ever had
to do a meeting hungover? You don’t have to admit it. And so I was just kind of like
stumbling and one eye open. And I was trying to convince
him about certain things about my character. And at the end of it, I said,
listen, I’ve got a confession. I was hung over the entire time. And he just goes, oh,
really, I couldn’t tell. And then two days later,
we had another meeting, and I showed up. He said, oh, now I can. Yeah. [LAUGHTER] The difference between
the other meeting. And then you quit drinking
after that, right? I did. I quit drinking back in October. Like forever? For 18 years. Uh-huh. I’m gonna– I’m going to stop
drinking while my son’s living in my house just because I don’t
totally love the way I do it, and he’s getting to an age
where he really does need me all the time in the morning. Wow. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I didn’t one school run one
day where I dropped him off at school. I wasn’t driving,
but I was hungover. And that was enough for me. I didn’t love that one. Yeah, yeah, another
reason I don’t want kids. [LAUGHTER] So– It’s true. It’s very, very true. I’m not quiting drinking. [LAUGHTER] All right, the movie
is called “Serenity,” and it’s in theaters
this Friday. We’ll be right back.

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