Anne Hathaway, the beautiful Audrey Hepburn-esque starlet, appeared in a handful of gay film favorites like Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada, and most recently Alice in Wonderland. She even played the gender-bending heroine Viola in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in New York’s 2009 Shakespeare Festival.
Luckily for us, she gave up her dreams of becoming a nun early in life after discovering her older brother, Michael’s homosexuality. In 2008, she accepted an HRC Ally Award in which she made a beautifully modest speech stating, “When my brother came out, we hugged him, said we loved him and that was that… We don’t actually feel that’s there’s anything ‘alternative’ about our family lifestyle.” She said that being openly supportive of gay rights isn’t bravery, it’s merely human decency. “Love is a human experience, not a political statement.”
In fact, her entire family converted to Episcopalianism after her brother came out and her brother Michael ended up marrying the first boyfriend he ever brought home.