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Friday 15 December 2017

I'd love to live in my homeland Ireland - Anne Hathaway

HOLLYWOOD actress Anne Hathaway has revealed she would like to move to Ireland.

Hathaway (29) revealed that her Irish ancestry has always been important to her and she has been tracing her heritage to Cork and Donegal.

The newly-engaged star added that she still harbours hopes of living in Ireland when her career is fully established in the States.

"On my father's side, we have relatives all over Cork and Donegal. Ireland is such an amazing country, and I have this little dream in the back of my head that someday I'll end up living there," she revealed.

Hathaway, who shot Becoming Jane on location in Ireland in 2007, added that she would enjoy taking a step back from Hollywood and letting the roles come to her for a change.

"When I've established myself in America and I don't need to live near the action, so to speak, and if you're good, the work will come to you. I feel very Irish; maybe that's why I've been so lucky with my career," she added.

Downpours

However, the actress will have to make her peace with the Irish weather first. While filming Becoming Jane, the star joked that downpours occurred every time she had a close-up.

And that was not her only brush with the miserable Irish rain. Hathaway also filmed Ella Enchanted in Ireland when she was just 21.

"Ireland is pretty magical but the weather is schizophrenic," she said at the time. But it didn't stop her enjoying her first stint in the country, with the actress quickly feeling at home with the locals.

"They were pretty cool with me, too. I had a good time, although a couple of them were a little wary since I was American, but they quickly got over it when they learned that I was cool," she laughed.

The star of the Princess Diaries and Brokeback Mountain announced her engagement to Adam Shulman last November. The pair celebrated with 125 of their closest friends and family earlier this month with no celebrities on the guest list.

ccrawford@herald.ie

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