Hathaway discusses 'good girl' image

Updated: 02 January 2013 15:51

Anne Hathaway has admitted that she has struggled to overcome her 'good girl' image.

Anne Hathaway has admitted that she has struggled to overcome her 'good girl' image.

Speaking to Harper's Bazaar, the Les Misérables star said: "'I'm not Rihanna; I'm not cool. When people come up to me in the street, they often want a hug, not a photo, and they want that because they like my work.

"For a long time it was me and [my manager] against the world. I was seen as this bizarre-world good-girl cartoon that I in no way identified with - very vanilla, very sweet, very accessible and not interesting. I had no grit, no sex appeal."

When asked about recently turning 30, she added: "It doesn't help that that new crop of girls is so gorgeous, and so 22 years old.

"But I'm excited about it. I figured out a lot of things that work for me; I have the love thing figured out."