The scandal was gleefully documented in gossip magazines and websites.Details emerged of money squandered on a Manhattan penthouse apartment, a private-jet service and, bizarrely, a wardrobe full of monsignor robes. 'Some might say too trusting.’ Was it hard to continue trusting people after that level of deception? It’s a good thing to learn, but my instinct is to believe the best in everyone and to follow my heart.She isn’t wearing any make-up, not even a lick of mascara on those Bambi eyes.Dressed in cropped 1950s-style jeans and a striped top, she brings to mind Audrey Hepburn, an actress to whom she is often compared.A decade has passed since Hathaway’s charming break-through performance in The Princess Diaries.Since then she’s played Meryl Streep’s terrorised assistant in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), the White Queen in Tim Burton’s film Alice in Wonderland (2010) and won an Oscar nomination for her raw portrayal of a narcissistic recovering drug addict in Jonathan Demme’s searing family drama, Rachel Getting Married (2008).'Everybody has bad relationships and, at the end of the day, they are just a great way to set yourself up for a good relationship.’ Was there any hesitation about embarking on a new relationship so soon after her split from Follieri? 'You fall in love when you fall in love.’ She’s not worried about Shulman seeing Love and Other Drugs.
It has since become a much bigger field for us,’ she continues.
'Because when Mike wanted to marry his partner, he could only get married in Canada [gay marriage is not legal in America].
'Whatever your feelings about gay marriage you have to accept that it is discrimination.
'Well, not always, but you only make that mistake once.’ However, she won’t reveal the identity of the 'mistake’.
Whoever he was, she must have been young; she began her four-year romance with the Italian businessman Raffaello Follieri at 21 and met her current boyfriend, Adam Shulman, the actor and filmmaker, soon after.