During the Television Critics Association summer press tour, the actress elaborated on her struggles with pregnancy.
“It’s not [always a straight line]. There is a one-sided narrative to this, and of course it’s wonderful that we celebrate the happy moment when it’s ready to share,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I think there is a silence around the moments before that and they are not all happy, and in fact, a lot of them are quite painful. I think that pain is that these women feel like we’re the only ones going through it.”
She continued: “I just knew that somewhere my announcement was going to make somebody feel worse about themselves because, and it wouldn’t be their fault that that happened, you just can't help it when you want something so bad and it feels like it’s happening to everyone else but you. And I just wanted that person to know that they’re included in my story too and that my story didn’t just have happy moments too.”
Earlier this year, Hathaway revealed her decision to give up alcohol until her son turns 18. Appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show, the Oscar-winning actress said that one early morning hangover with a young child was enough for her to opt out of alcohol altogether. “I quit drinking back in October, for 18 years,” she said.
“I’m going to stop drinking while my son is in my house just because I don’t totally love the way I do it, and he's getting to an age where he really does need me all the time in the mornings. I did one school run one day where I dropped him off at school, I wasn’t driving, but I was hungover and that was enough for me. I didn't love that one.”