Renowned for her versatility, Anne Hathaway is an exceptional actress who delivers captivating performances across diverse film genres. From her breakout role in The Princess Diaries to critically acclaimed works like Les Misérables and Rachel Getting Married, she consistently wows audiences with her charisma and talent on the silver screen.
Anne Hathaway took on the role of the Grand High Witch in her film The Witches, portraying a formidable and magical character with sinister plans. Surprisingly, as a child, Hathaway didn’t harbor any fear of witches, despite the wicked character she portrayed on screen.
Anne Hathaway Enjoyed Every Bit Of The Process
The Witches is a fantasy adventure film adapted from Roald Dahl’s delightfully dark children’s book. Centered around a young boy’s encounter with a secret coven of witches led by Anne Hathaway as the formidable Grand High Witch, the movie takes audiences on a thrilling and enchanting ride, brimming with mischief and suspense.
“Witches always seemed like something you wanted to be. They’re powerful,” Hathaway told People magazine. “So I was always really into the idea of being one.”
During her childhood, Anne Hathaway fondly remembers a mischievous moment when she secretly sneaked into the living room while her parents were watching Poltergeist. However, being exposed to the movie at such a young age left a lasting impression on her.
“When I was little, my parents didn’t realize I snuck into the living room one night while they were watching Poltergeist and I saw that movie way too young,” Hathaway said. “And to this day I’m kind of afraid of being sucked into a closet, which is why I don’t want my children to see this movie. Everybody else’s children can see it but my kids can’t see this movie until they’re like 30 because every time I smile they’re just going to freak.”
Anne Hathaway Planned A Fun Halloween For Her Children
Even though Anne Hathaway was cautious about letting her sons Jack and Jonathan watch the family horror movie The Witches, she still wanted to create a fun and memorable Halloween experience for them at home.
Anne Hathaway shared her plans for a special Halloween celebration with her close circle of friends. They will organize a candy scavenger hunt in the backyard. Hathaway has a creative costume idea for her son, Jack, dressing him up as a monkey while she planned to be a tree.
“We’re getting together with people in our little circle to do a candy scavenger hunt in the backyard,” Hathaway said. “Because my youngest, Jack, is 11 months old and crawling everywhere and climbing everything, I’m going to dress him up as a monkey and I’m going to be a tree.”
The Witches is available for streaming on HBO Max.