Anne Hathaway on Becoming the New Face of Shiseido’s Vital Perfection Line

Obviously, it’s unapologetic glamour on the red carpet, but what’s your approach to style when you’re off-duty?

I really seek and crave balance. There are so many aspects of my life that are so full throttle and exaggerated in a certain way that when I’m not at work and when the stakes are not quite that high, I tend to keep it pretty simple, pretty nourishing. Very comfortable. But funny enough, I’m not comfortable unless there’s a little bit of edge there. I’m probably never going to walk around the city in my sweatpants, but I will find something as comfortable as sweatpants. I definitely have an off-duty mode, but I do it in my own way.

How else do you find balance in your life?

A very brilliant friend of mine and I were having a conversation about this, and she said, “I don’t connect to the word balance; I connect to the word harmony.” And that really resonated with me because balance feels like another thing on your to-do list. And when you’re not doing it, it’s like, “Why can’t I …?” As opposed to harmony, where you’re just like, “What’s the thing that makes everything feel like it’s on the same wavelength?” And so much of it has just been about learning to be present. And again, I’m not perfect at it. I’m a human being, and I’m still learning it, but I know that whatever I’m doing, if I can be fully present in that, it makes me feel better.

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

Director: Mayan Toledano        
Director of Photography: Rachel Batashvili
Editors: Evan Allen, Ana Fangayen
Producer: Qieara Lesesne
Associate Director, Creative Development: Alexandra Gurvitch
Director, Creative Development and Programming, Social Media: Sam Sussman
Associate Producer: Lea Donenberg
AC: Paola Oliveros
Gaffer: Devan Davies
Audio: Austin Rumsey
Production Assistant: Erica Palmieri
Set Designer: Elaine Winter
Production Coordinator: Ava Kashar
Production Manager: Kit Fogarty
Line Producer: Romeeka Powell
Senior Director, Production Management: Jessica Schier
Assistant Editor: Andy Morell
Post Production Coordinator: Jovan James
Supervising Editor: Kameron Key
Post Production Supervisor: Edward Taylor
Director of Content, Production: Rahel Gebreyes
Senior Director, Programming: Linda Gittleson
Executive Producer: Ruhiya Nuruddin
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Filmed at Mandarin Oriental, New York

SAG-AFTRA members are currently on strike; as part of the strike, union actors are not promoting their film and TV projects. This video and interview was conducted prior to the strike.