Anne Hathaway knows all about the power of perception.
After all, for a good few years, there was something about her public image that the world didn’t quite warm to. And so, for reasons that seem both reasonable and understandable, her guard is up, and perhaps always will be.
In a recent interview with Jezebel, the Oscar-winning actress admitted her privacy is something she treasures. And although she gave birth to her son Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman over a year ago, fans will be hard-pressed to find images of him online. In fact, in over 12 months, there’s just one photo of him on her Instagram account.
But she’ll likely never post another one again.
“I had never posted a photo of my son, and I decided to post a shot of the back of his head, and almost as soon as I’d done it, I wished that I hadn’t. I felt like I had broken some kind of a seal in inviting people into my life,” she told writer Rich Juzwiak.
Hathaway added that although she didn’t show her son’s face, it’s still not access she will give her followers again.
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“Even though I felt as though I had done it in as protective a way as I could, even though it was a moment I was incredibly proud of, I don’t know that I’ll ever do it again. I’m a big believer that you gotta mess things up sometimes to really see them properly, so if I made a mistake or I messed up, I know how I feel about it much better now.