"There's this tendency to portray getting pregnant, having kids, in one light, as if it's all positive. But I know from my own experience … it's so much more complicated than that," she explained.
Being pregnant is not easy, it comes with a lot of discomfort and changes to the body. Unlike what is shown in the media, 40 weeks of pregnancy is not all about embracing motherhood and enjoying the pregnancy glow, and Anne Hathaway is here to set the record straight.
The Princess Diaries actor, in a recent interview for WSJ. Magazine's digital cover, opened up about the impact of motherhood as a parent to sons Jonathan Rosebanks, 6 and Jack, 2, sharing that she "didn't feel fully landed and fully here until I was a mom."
"It's not like I was lacking integrity, but it made me want to be completely, on every level, true to my word," she explains. "And that meant stopping any nonsense that I had going on inside myself. And it's little breaks that you give yourself sometimes when you know that you're not being your best self."
Hathaway, who shares her sons with husband Adam Shulman, also spoke about how she really feels about adding more kids to her family, according to PEOPLE.
While The Intern actress says she "could see us going for another one," she also addressed the challenges that come with pregnancy.
"There's this tendency to portray getting pregnant, having kids, in one light, as if it's all positive. But I know from my own experience … it's so much more complicated than that," she explained. "And when you find out that your pain is shared by others ... you just think, I just feel that's helpful information to have, so I'm not isolated in my pain."
"I mean, what is there to be ashamed of? This is grief, and that's a part of life," she added.
Meanwhile, her two sons are growing older by the day, and all Hathaway hopes to do as a mother is to keep them away from the limelight as long as she can, so they get to enjoy their childhood, worry-free.
"I would probably take the same tack that my parents did with me, which is: You have all the time in the world to be a professional actor; you can only be a child once," she shared.
"So I would encourage them to study, to go to classes, to read, but I would strongly discourage them from starting too young," Hathaway continues. "I think that they'll be in a position where they'll be able to go to college and figure out where they want to go from there."
Sounds like a plan, doesn't it?
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