The actress, 35, explained that she spoke out about her weight gain to stop any false gossip in its tracks.
âI didnât feel like dealing with the pregnancy rumors,â she told Glamour for its June/July issue.
The mom to son Johnny, 2, added that having to make such a public statement is problematic in itself.
âI find it bizarre that thereâs a storm to get ahead of, but I have a history of being shamed and humiliated, for a lot of different reasons,â she said.
So instead of dealing with the speculation and questions as she embarked on a press tour for her role inÂ Oceanâs 8, Hathaway explained her body changes in an Instagram post on April 5.
âI am gaining weight for a movie role and it is going well.Â To all the people who are going to fat shame me in the upcoming months, itâs not me, itâs you,â she wrote.
Hathaway previously faced criticismÂ for both her dressÂ and seemingly sour demeanor after winning an Academy Award in 2013 for Les MisĂ©rables.
âI tried to pretend that I was happy and I got called out on it, big time,â Hathaway admitted in 2016, explaining that the dichotomy of accepting an award in an expensive dress for playing an impoverished woman felt wrong to her at the time. âThatâs the truth and thatâs what happened. It sucks.â
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âThere is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summerâs are just too dang short for this summerâs thighs,â she wrote on Instagram.Â âBodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. Itâs all love (donât let anyone tell you otherwise.).â