Anne Hathaway Recalls Her First (Awkward) Encounter With Matthew McConaughey

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Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey's first meeting was a little on the embarrassing side for the Les Misérables actress.

At a recent tribute to McConaughey, Hathaway shared with the audience her awkward first encounter with her good friend.

According to Hathaway, 31, after an invitation was extended from McConaughey to a party he was throwing at his home, she and husband Adam Shulman showed up for the party just a little late.

“Matthew goes, ‘Yeah, you gotta come in,'” Hathaway recalled. “Matthew turns around, again (with) a smile and goes, ‘The party was last night’.”

Of course, the generous McConaughey invited Hathaway and her husband inside for a drink anyway.

“That glass of wine lead to the first bottle. I stopped counting after four and then I went with you to someone’s surprise birthday party that night…You were so good to me and Adam,” Hathaway said.

Hathaway and McConaughey worked together on the movie Interstellar, where she said his personality and acting were amazing.

“I don’t know what to expect, but I meet you and you are present,” Hathaway said. “You seem so cool and you seem so sincere and I walk away and I think, Wow, that guy’s just amazing.”

McConaughey seems to be a pretty chill guy, and it looks like some of that may may have rubbed off on Hathaway, who recently decided to pose topless for the November 2014 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

The notoriously high-strung actress told the magazine she is learning to let negative feelings go.

“For a long time I was afraid of the harsh things people would say about me, but I might as well be happy,” she said.

Hathaway said more good things about her friend to the magazine, saying he is “the most daring man” she knows primarily because “he never judged himself along the way and it’s all come together for him.”

Pam Wright

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