The Oscar winner announced her goal on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.” She says she’s been sober since October.
Anne Hathaway revealed in January that she’s giving up drinking until her 3-year-old son grows up and moves out of the house. Now, she wants to clarify her reasoning.
In a new interview with Boston Common Magazine, Hathaway revealed she was surprised at all the buzz surrounding her decision.
“I didn’t put (a drink) down because my drinking was a problem; I put it down because the way I drink leads me to have hangovers and those were the problem,” she said. “My last hangover lasted for five days. When I’m at a stage in my life where there is enough space for me to have a hangover, I’ll start drinking again, but that won’t be until my kid is out of the house.”
Still, the actress, 36, doesn’t have any ill will toward parents who have a few drinks every now and then.
“I just want to make this clear: Most people don’t have to do such an extreme thing. I don’t think drinking is bad,” she said. “It’s just the way I do it — which I personally think is really fun and awesome — is just not the kind of fun and awesome that goes with having a child for me. But this isn’t a moralistic stance.”
In a January appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Hathaway joked about bad hangover stories before revealing that she wasn’t going to drink anymore until her young son had moved out of the house.
“I don’t totally love the way I (drink) and (my son is) getting to an age where he really does need me all the time in the mornings,” Hathawaysaid. “I did 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.”
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