Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson Delight During ‘Bride Wars’


Jan. 6 2009, Published 8:07 a.m. ET

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Anne Hathaway is a class act during the Bride Wars premiere held Monday at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in NYC.

Gliding down the Tiffany & Co. blue carpet sprinkled with pink rose petals, the brunette beauty takes note of the balmy temperature inside the tent.

“Is there a heater over here?” she asks. “You poor, poor creatures. I’m so sorry.”

(I think it’s awesome, actually, because the alternative is frostbite. I have no idea how these stars can walk the line in barely-there dresses when the temperatures are in single digits. “Must…look…good…in…pictures” is their mantra. It’s perfect tonight, though.)

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Even though wedding movies have become her specialty, Anne shrugs when asked if she’s eager to marry.

“I don’t really care,” she tells me. “If it happens, great. If it doesn’t, I’m sure my life will be just fine.”

The 26-year-old actress endured high-profile scrutiny with dignity and grace when longtime love Raffaello Follieri went to jail soon after they called it quits in 2008. What advice would she give those dealing with a breakup?

“Go home to mom,” she says. “I’m very close to my family, so whatever it is – whenever you feel lost, whenever you feel down, whenever you feel wronged, go to wherever your home is, go to the people that know you deeply and love you.”

Anne gleefully introduces herself as “Annie” to Real Housewives of New York City stars Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer, Alex McCord as Vera Wang, Lisa Rinna and Rachel Roy head inside.

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Here comes Kate Hudson, who is showing off her playful side by giving costar Steve Howie a friendly pinch. “She just poked my kidney,” he yuks.

Goldie’s girl gushes about son Ryder, who celebrates his fourth birthday Wednesday. “He is a big music fan,” she says. “Right now he loves Coldplay.”

Are music lessons in his future?

“I haven’t thought about lessons. He has his dad. That’s a lesson enough.”

Kate delights with a dead-on impression of Kurt Russell’s facial expressions and mannerisms.

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“My dad saw the movie, and he came out, and my girlfriends are like crying. I’m like ‘I love my girlfriends.’ My dad’s like ‘I don’t get it. It’s so crazy.  You guys are crazy.’”

Up next is SNL star-turned-Bride Wars screenwriter Casey Wilson, who gives her take on female competition. “I’m jealous of both you two,” she tells me and the TV Guide Channel reporter beside me. “I want to be better than you two, but … no.”

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What inspired the flick?

“I think all our girlfriends are at that age when they’re getting married,” she tells me. “Not this one! But we were going to all these weddings and there’s a lot of craziness on top of craziness. I love the idea that normal, normal girls go crazy. They just lose their minds.”

Casey continues, “I have a couple friends who went a little cuckoo bananas. They’re really normal girls, but you’d see them berating a caterer and they’re wearing Spanx and a top. You see behind their eyes that something’s not right. God love them. They’re all divorced now.”

Bride Wars is in theaters Friday.


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