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Anne Hathaway is here to motivate you. The star graces this month’s cover Interview magazine, prettier than anyone wearing little more than sports gear has a right to, filled with a caption urging us to “Work It.” That’s enough for someone to dust off those kettlebells they bought at the start of the pandemic.
But he’s much more likely to have you check the Locked the star’s stunning photo shoot in the magazine. The images, shot by acclaimed fashion photographer Collier Schorr, accompany Hathaway’s 20-question interview with a dizzying array of high-profile celebrities and depict the actor juxtaposed, comfortably, between the worlds of fitness and couture.
Hathaway appears to have fully attained Hollywood icon status after spending years as “America’s Sweetheart” following her Princess Diaries debut and, after earning critical acclaim for her dramatic chops, enduring a bizarre public reaction that apparently stemmed from her ability to be poised and graceful on the red carpet. Filming shows Hathaway serves as a perfectly in-command performer who can easily take on multiple roles. She may be wearing fitness clothes, but those clothes are by Dior.
Schorr does elegant work of Hathaway’s ability to establish high fashion style and true physicality, showing the star swinging on a battle rope, mimicking a weight rack and fully channeling Philippe Halsman’s photo of Marilyn Monroe her -even lifting weights.
At the end of the interview, Hathaway is questioned by Interview creative director Mel Ottenberg which ended up being his favorite photo from the set. Hathaway takes a picture where she is wearing only a towel. The towel is, of course, by Balenciaga. And Hathaway chooses it because, perhaps like her, it contains multitudes in its simplicity. “I’m also going to go for the Balenciaga towel because I haven’t seen a single piece that sums up what’s in fashion right now.”