Anne Hathaway Talks Motherhood, Reflects On ‘Princess Diaries’

Actress Anne Hathaway recently gave birth to her first child, two month-old son Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman, with husband of four years Adam Shulman. And while everyone was happy to hear the news, according to Mirror, Hathaway’s pregnancy was something the star did not plan on revealing to the world, until she noticed the paparazzi.

It’s very typical for paparazzi to be following celebrities day and night, waiting for a perfect opportunity or scenario in which to start flashing their lights for a great headline. Anne Hathaway, 33, noticed paparazzi taking photos of her, and decided that she didn’t want the public to find out about her pregnancy this way. Instead, the Alice Through the Looking Glass star wanted to deliver the big news herself.

“I hadn’t planned on ever confirming it and then I just, I had seen a photographer while I was on vacation, taking a photo, and I just thought, ‘It’s such a joyful and a sacred experience, you know, carrying life.'”

Anne Hathaway’s baby bump being plastered on a front page, with the actress wearing a particularly unflattering facial gesture wasn’t something the actress wanted to see happen. Shulman, 34, and Hathaway wanted to let the world know of their pregnancy on their own terms, but Anne decided that she should provide a photo before the tabloids did. Anne posed for a picture on the beach while wearing a bikini, showing off her pregnant belly.

“And I just thought, ‘I don’t want the first version of this to be out there with me covering or scowling at someone,'” Hathaway continued. “You know, that’s not representative of the experience, so I chose a photo that I was happy with, and I put it out there.”

A source close to the couple claims that Adam Shulman and Anne Hathaway are enjoying every second of parenthood with their son Jonathan. The baby is said to be the perfect mixture of both Hathaway and Shulman physically, and Adam has stepped up to the plate and has been a great husband to his wife. During the evenings, the two take turns on baby duty, and Anne wants to have a truly authentic experience as a new mother, breastfeeding and all.

While speaking with Good Morning America, Anne Hathaway revealed that she missed the first 20 minutes of her new film Alice Through the Looking Glass while attending the premiere, and it was all because of her son. Anne needed to feed him and joked about not knowing the correct feeding schedule, being a new mother and all, and stated that she wouldn’t be able to tell the GMA audience what happened in the first 20 minutes of the film because she literally did not see it.

The film, a sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 film Alice in Wonderland, is described as being an origin story, of sorts, about Hathaway’s character the White Queen, giving the character a new and interesting twist in regards to her past.

Hathaway also briefly reflected on her role as Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia, in The Princess Diaries 15 years ago.

“More so than any other film that I’ve been in, that film has legacy and it just has meant so much to so many people,” Hathaway said of the film, which also starred Julie Andrews as the Queen. “It’s given people the opportunity, you know, little girls and little boys to curl up with their parents on the couch and throw on their sweatpants and sit and cuddle and it’s a real honor to think that something that you’ve been a part of becomes a part of the fabric of people’s lives, you know?”

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