Hollywood news consists of pregnancy rumors, news of break-ups, hook-ups, you know, the usual. Every so often, though, you hear news of good deeds, acts of selflessness and charitable donations from the Hollywood community. Anne Hathaway is a regular contributor to various charitable organizations and non-profits including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Feeding America and Human Rights Campaign. She spoke at the Human Rights Campaign gala in 2007, taking a stand in support of her gay brother. At only 15-years-old it is an amazing platform for a teenager to have.
Perhaps one of the most interesting charities she is involved in is The Lollipop Theater Network. This non-profit organization screens films currently in theaters to children in hospitals due to life-threatening illnesses. Why keep the fun of movies away from children who may need the escape more than most of us? According to www.looktothestars.org, Hathaway hosted a screening of Get Smart and Devil Wears Prada.
Knowing Hathway takes the time to be part of important and interesting charities add to her likeability as a person and an actor. She credits her family as providing her with a set of strong values that helped mold and shape her into the person she is today. She is quoted as stating, “A role model is somebody that does things because of what they believe in regardless of what other people think.” As she continues to make her way up the Hollywood ladder, she will undoubtedly add to the number of charities and organizations she provides contributions.
As far as what is next for Hathaway’s acting career, fans can find her in Love and Other Drugs with Jake Gyllenhaal. Hathaway plays, Maggie, who is happy go-lucky, free spirit who meets Jamie (Gyllenhaal) and finds herself in a surprising relationship. The movie will open in theaters on November 24, in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. I am interested in seeing her in the romantic comedy, One Day, scheduled to come to theaters in 2011. Hathway will play Emma, who reunites with Dexter one day each year for 20 years since their 1988 graduation. The part of Dexter will be played by Jim Sturgess, who is best known for his role in Across the Universe.
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