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Madame Tussauds To Alter Name On Anne Hathaway's Statue

Madame Tussauds To Alter Name On Anne Hathaway's Statue

She doesn't want to be called Anne, and the New York wax museum has obliged

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

A waxwork figure of Hollywood star Anne Hathaway is being updated after she called on people to stop calling her Anne.

Of course, she is actually called Anne, she just doesn't like the moniker that much. In fact, she claims that she only gets called that in her personal life by her mother when she has done something wrong and like 'Annie' more.

After she came out with that plea, Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York has decided that they are going to heed her calls and change the name plate next to her wax statue.

The museum wrote on Instagram: "Earlier this week, Anne Hathaway revealed on @fallontonight that she prefers to be called Annie! So, our team went to WORK! We've got your back, Annie! New name plate coming soon...!"

Out with the old name...
Instagram/Madame Tussauds

Speaking to Jimmy Fallon last week, the 38-year-old star of The Devil Wears Prada and Les Miserables - amongst others - began the whole interview by telling her host: "Call me Annie, everybody, everybody, call me Annie, please."

Before adding: "It's... can we talk about my name for a second?"

Basically, it turns out that when Annie was getting into showbusiness as a child she was asked to register her name with the Screen Actors Guild, and chose the formal name, rather than the one that she'd prefer.

She's been carrying it around ever since - until now, at least.

Hathaway told Fallon: "When I was 14 years old, I did a commercial, and I had to get my SAG card and they asked me, 'What do you want your name to be?'

"And I was like, 'Well, it should be my name. My name's Anne Hathaway.'

"So that seemed like the right choice, but it never occurred to me that for the rest of my life, people will call me Anne."

Anne Hathaway.

In case it ever comes up, she did also offer some other names that she'd prefer to be called. She told Fallon that people call her Hath, Miss H, or - the one that will probably stick - Annie.

Hathaway continued: "The only person who calls me Anne is my mother and she only does it when she's really mad at me, like really mad.

"So, every time I step out in public and someone calls my name, I think they're going to yell at me.

"People are like, "Anne!" And I'm like, 'What? What did I do?'

"People are so lovely they don't want to be presumptuous and so I think they come up with workarounds on set because the truth is nobody's comfortable with calling me Anne ever.

"It doesn't fit. I'm an Annie."

Well, Annie can head on over to Madame Tussauds on Times Square if she ever wants to see her name correctly.

Featured Image Credit: PA

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