“I keep thinking how we move through things so quickly these days (how could we not?),” she wrote alongside the film’s poster on Instagram. “I know my personal capacity to absorb something new is often maxed out. For example, a movie opens, we are ‘obsessed’ for a weekend, we move on. I do this too: even when I really love something, I get distracted by the next thing, don’t fully digest the experience and I quickly move on, like the world exists only to entertain me, like great art is unlimited, that my consumption of it as an everyday all-you-can eat buffet is acceptable.”
“We are so fortunate — a ton of worthy, excellent movies are going to come out between now and the end of the year, and our plates are going to become increasingly full,” she continued. “That said, I think A Star is Born is so special, so ambitious, so audacious and so brilliantly human that it shouldn’t just be a news story for one weekend.”
“Even being so excited about what’s coming out, I want to really luxuriate in appreciation for A Star is Born,” she added. “I saw this film back in August at the Venice Film Festival and I still walk around feeling lucky I was in that audience.”
Hathaway added that the film totally disarmed her, leaving a profound and lasting impression.
“This film surprised me in the best possible way; it even killed some cynicism that I didn’t know had snuck into my heart,” she explained. “I loved it. I hope you see it.”
A Star Is Born is currently playing in theaters.
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