Anne Hathaway reflects on her reaction to the 9/11 attacks as a teenager

Anne Hathaway has reflected on her response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Hathaway, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, spoke about the tragedy in the context of her new film, coming-of-age drama Armageddon period.

Writer-director James Gray’s film follows two boys growing up in the Reagan era who gradually awaken to the complex adult world around them.

In an interview on Good morning Britain On Friday (November 18), Hathaway spoke about how the film is filled with moments where the boys experience or realize things that force them to grow up overnight.

“11. September,” she replied. “I was 18 when that happened and I don’t know if either of us ever fully recovered from it. I just remember seeing some kids that day and thinking, ‘You’ll never know the world I grew up in. It’s over.”

The Independent‘s Clarisse Loughrey gave Armageddon period three stars in her review, in which she wrote, “Gray’s latest work is flawed. But it shows the filmmaker at his most vulnerable as he turns the camera back on himself and asks: Of all the paths that have brought me here, how many were carved out of my own privilege?”

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Armageddon period also stars Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Strong.

It was announced earlier this week that a new Princess Diaries movie is in the works, but Hathaway hasn’t officially committed to starring in the film. Anne Hathaway reflects on her reaction to the 9/11 attacks as a teenager


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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