×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Anne Hathaway Talks Mental Health Awareness, Playing a Bipolar Woman on Amazon’s ‘Modern Love’

In Amazon Prime’s upcoming “Modern Love,” Anne Hathaway sheds light on an important facet of living with mental health issues, playing a bipolar woman who struggles with dating.

“We’re all becoming more sensitive, wiser and more cognizant of gentility, and especially emotional gentility. I think those conversations are starting to happen. And I think the desire is there, which is a huge part,” Hathaway told Variety on the red carpet at the series’ premiere, which happened to coincide with World Mental Health Day, noting that “we’re not talking about it not because of a place of shame, but because we don’t know how to start.”

“Every single person I’ve talked to has said that they know someone with bipolar disorder,” the Oscar winner continued. “And this episode is going to mean so much because it offers some form of representation.”

The Amazon Original series — inspired by the popular “New York Times” column of the same name — is a romantic comedy anthology that explores love in all of its complicated forms. The eight half-hour episodes showcase modern romantics searching for the universal need of human connection with a little help from Cupid.

“All drama to me is all about love. It’s just something that all human beings need,” star Andrew Scott explained. The actor is fresh off the heels of “Fleabag’s” Emmy domination, going from playing a priest with a desire for a sexual relationship with a woman to an openly gay character looking to have a child with his partner in the new Amazon anthology. “I think it is important that different kinds of love are dramatized on screen.“

Well-heeled guests and cast members including Scott, Cristin Milioti, Emmy Rossum, Gary Carr, Brandon Kyle Goodman, James Saito, and “New York Times” editor Daniel Jones gathered at the pop-up Museum of Modern Love installation party to honor the show.

While taking in the interactive art, the radiant Hathaway warmly hugged co-star Rossum as guests mingled and watched clips from the upcoming series projected on the museum walls.

“Modern Love” debuts October 18 on Amazon Prime Video.

More Scene

  • Laverne Cox Charlie's Angels

    How Laverne Cox Landed a Cameo in Elizabeth Banks' 'Charlie’s Angels'

    Laverne Cox officially earned her wings, scoring a role in Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels.” But she revealed her cameo almost didn’t happen. When the Emmy-nominee heard that Elizabeth Banks was directing the film, the longtime fan of the franchise (and of Banks herself) reached out about being part of the project. Cox had previously worked with [...]

  • Lena Waithe'The Inheritance' Broadway play opening,

    Lena Waithe, Anderson Cooper Attend Broadway Opening of 'The Inheritance'

    “The Inheritance” pulls viewers in many directions — toward pain and hope, trauma and healing. It’s what brought stars like Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Lena Waithe to Broadway on Sunday — a chance to heal, to remember and grieve. Also in attendance for the premiere at the Barrymore Theater [...]

  • Cybill ShepherdTrevorLIVE, Show, The Beverly Hilton,

    'The L Word' Co-Stars Cybill Shepherd and Jane Lynch Reunite at TrevorLive

    Fans of Showtime’s “The L Word” will be happy to hear that Cybill Shepherd eagerly reprised her on-screen romance with former co-star Jane Lynch on Sunday night at the TrevorLive Gala at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. While accepting the champion Award, Shepherd kissed Lynch not one, but twice. The “Moonlighting” star was recognized [...]

  • Rami Malek, Robert Pattinson and John

    Robert Pattinson Praises Fans for Raising Funds for Go Campaign: ‘It’s So Sweet’

    Robert Pattinson is giving back, but he’s even more impressed that his friends and fans are joining him in the fight. “It’s amazing,” Pattinson told Variety on the black carpet outside Neuehouse in Hollywood at the Go Campaign’s annual gala. “And they’ve done it every year. It’s kind of — it’s so sweet and I [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content