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Anne Hathaway reveals why she quit drinking for her son

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Anne Hathaway recently opened up to Tatler magazine, revealing the reason she decided to call it quits when it comes to alcohol.

Hathaway went on to say she stopped drinking last year as she was unable to drink in moderation.

“My issue is I just love it. So. Much.” Hathaway says.

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Hathaway, 36, claims that how she drinks makes her “unavailable” for her 3-year-old son, Jonathan.

In addition, the hangovers are rough – the actor saying her last hangover lasted five days.

“I’d earned it,” she said. “It was a day drinking session with friends that went into an evening birthday party with one of my drinking buddies.”

But Hathaway says she couldn’t ever just have a glass of anything.

“I will never be that person who can nurse a glass of wine throughout an entire evening,” Hathaway continued.

When asked what she may have become if she had not gone into acting, Hathaway bluntly answered:

“I could have seen myself being a teacher. Or going into the military. Or being some kind of do-gooder with a death wish. But more likely than anything else I would have been an alcoholic.”

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Hathaway spoke about quitting drinking when she was on Ellen in January.

“I quit drinking back in October,” she revealed to Ellen. “For 18 years. I’m gonna stop drinking while my son’s living in my house, just because I don’t totally love the way I do it. He’s getting to an age where he really does need me all the time in the mornings.”



She was able to pinpoint the moment that made her decide to quit drinking for a while.

“I did one school run one day where I dropped him [her son] off at school — I wasn’t driving, but I was hungover, and that was enough for me. I didn’t love that.”

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Hathaway joins a long list of other celebrities who have given up on drinking.

Al Pacino is one such star — one who has not had a drop of alcohol since 1977.

In an interview with Larry King in 2010, he said:

“All I can say is I’m never sober. I don’t want to be sober. I just don’t drink.” When King asked, “How did you defeat alcoholism?” Pacino said, “Well, I didn’t defeat it. One doesn’t look at it that way.”

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Colin Farrell is another big name actor who has been sober since the year 2006, sharing with Elle magazine he was nervous talking to women after giving up alcohol.

“I worried I wouldn’t be able to talk, full stop. I hadn’t uttered a word sober in about 15 years.”

Eva Mendes in 2008 went to rehab for substance abuse at Cirque Lodge in Utah and has not had a drink since then.

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Kelly Osbourne has also joined the rankings of quitting spirits, saying:

“I don’t like drinking that much as I hate throwing up and the taste of alcohol.”

And if that’s not a good enough reason, I don’t know what is.

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