Anna Hathaway inspired by Cate Blanchett's career

November 29th, 2010

Anne Hathaway was inspired to go into movies by Cate Blanchett.

The 'Love & Other Drugs' actress watched her film 'Elizabeth' - about the life of Britain's Queen Elizabeth I - when she was 16, and it made her determined to follow a career in Hollywood.

She said: "It changed my life. There's a scene where she does this little nose sniff and, I swear to God, I spent the first six years of my on-camera career trying to reproduce it.

"I never succeeded. People kept saying, 'Do you need a tissue?'"

Despite the 28-year-old's success - she was nominated for an Oscar in 2009 for her role in 'Rachel Getting Married' - she claims to still ride the subway and will never be photographed falling out of nightclubs like other actresses her age.

She told Australia's Sunday Telegraph: "I think that Hollywood stuff requires a kind of social muscle I just don't possess.

"I ride the subway and walk as much as possible, but by making those choices you have to accept that people are going to stare, take photos and interrupt your time. But living a totally isolated life would be unhealthy."

Following her promotion of 'Love & Other Drugs', Anne will next be seen in 'One Day' as lead character Emma.