Anne Hathaway Had Miscarriage While Portraying Pregnancy

Anne Hathaway

In a candid interview with Vanity Fair, renowned actress Anne Hathaway revealed a deeply personal struggle she faced while performing in a play in 2015. Hathaway, known for her roles in films like “The Devil Wears Prada,” was acting as a pregnant woman in an off-Broadway show titled “Grounded.” The role required her to portray childbirth on stage every night, a task made all the more challenging by her own personal circumstances.

During the six-week run of the show, Hathaway was grappling with the pain of a miscarriage. Despite the emotional turmoil, she continued to perform, pretending that everything was fine. However, when friends visited her backstage, she confessed the truth. “It was too much to keep it in,” she admitted.

Hathaway’s miscarriage occurred during the run of “Grounded,” a time when she was publicly embodying the experience of pregnancy while privately mourning her loss. This poignant juxtaposition underscores the often unseen struggles that individuals can face.

In March 2016, Hathaway and her husband, Adam Shulman, welcomed their first son, Jonathan. The joy of this event was tinged with the memory of their previous loss, a sentiment Hathaway shared in a heartfelt Instagram post in July 2019, when she announced her second pregnancy. In the post, she acknowledged her fertility struggles and sent a message of love and solidarity to others facing similar challenges.

Hathaway’s decision to share her experiences was driven by a desire to combat the isolation and stigma often associated with miscarriage. She was surprised to learn how common miscarriages are and was moved to discover that many of her friends had similar experiences. “I thought, where is this information? Why are we feeling so unnecessarily isolated? That’s where we take on damage. So I decided that I was going to talk about it,” she said.

Her openness about her experiences has resonated with many women, who have approached her in tears, finding solace in shared pain. Hathaway’s story is a testament to her strength and resilience, and her willingness to share it offers a beacon of hope and understanding to others navigating the difficult path of fertility struggles and loss.

The couple’s second son, Jack, was born in November 2019. Reflecting on her journey, Hathaway shared a powerful message: “When it did go well for me, having been on the other side of it, where you have to have the grace to be happy for someone, I wanted to let my sisters know, ‘You don’t have to always be graceful.’ ‘I see you and I’ve been you,’ she said.”

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