Anne Hathaway: Strong is Better Than Skinny

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Attention, anorexic waifs of the entertainment world: you're on notice.

No, Stephen Colbert is not involved. Someone a hell of a lot more attractive is calling you out. No offense, Steve.

Anne at the Oscars

In The Devil Wears Prada, the main character, fashion intern Andy Sachs, is told she is fat because she wears a size six.

But the awesome actress who played her, Anne Hathaway, is not about to get caught up in trying to be thinner.

"Obsessing about weight is a big old waste of time," the 24-year-old Anne tells the British edition of Glamour in its April issue.

"It's completely understandable as a teenager to fret about your body," she said. "It's scary because you don't know how it's going to wind up. But I'm not a teenager any more; my body's chosen its shape. I'd rather be strong than skinny for most roles."

We'd say we hope that Nicole Richie and Mischa Barton are reading this, but it's hard to peruse the Internet when your head's inside a toilet.

For her part, Hathaway, who has battled depression in the past, admits she's not a size zero and that she's gotten flak for it from directors. But it doesn't phase her.

"'I've had directors say to me, 'You're the best actress for the role, but you've put on weight recently.' If people can't understand you've put on five pounds, I don't want to deal with them."

THG NOTE: We would love to rip Kate Bosworth here, but recent evidence suggests she may have also come to this realization.

Hathaway last year had to lose weight for her Prada role, telling reporters at a press conference in Venice that not eating that extra croissant was "a question of how much you're willing to commit."

The actress, who is transformed from frump to fabulous in both Prada and The Princess Diaries, jokes to Glamour that she is "the makeover queen of my generation."

"My entire career's been dependent on my ability to look unattractive," she says.

When you look at these Anne Hathaway pictures, you realize what an amazing feat that is.

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Anne Hathaway Biography

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Brooklyn, New York
Full Name
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway