Anne Hathaway graces the cover of the August issue of Harper's Bazaar . - Alexi LubomirskiAnne Hathaway has had quite the year. She co-hosted theAcademy Awards -- to mixed reviews -- alongside the almost asleep James Franco,she bared it all in the edgy dramedy "Love and Other Drugs" oppositethe hunky Jake Gyllenhal, and recently landed the coveted role of Catwoman inthe upcoming "Batman" sequel. Get a sneak peek at what the28-year-old had to say on everything from Franco's digs at her enthusiasticOscars performance to her relationship with her infamous ex-boyfriend in theAugust issue of Harper's Bazaar.
On James Franco calling her a "TasmanianDevil" on "Late Show With Letterman": "How did Itake it? I let James know that a whirling dervish is a more flatteringcomparison than a Tasmanian devil. I called him, and we e-mailed a bit."
Anne takes to the streets of London in a Max Mara sweater and skirt, a Marie Mercie hat, and Prada boots. - Alexi …The 28-year-old beauty gets a ride while making quite the statement in an Alexander McQueen gown. - Alexi Lubo …
On her overall Oscar experience:"In the grand scheme of things, I got to have a once-in-a-lifetimeopportunity. I met great people, wore beautiful clothes. And I got to put on ashow. I don't see a downside. Anyone who disliked my personality probablydisliked my personality before the Oscars."
On her past relationship with ex-boyfriendRaffaello Faollieri, an Italian real estate developer who was arrested forfraud: "There's something very addictive about people pleasing.It's a thought pattern and a habit that feels really, really good until itbecomes desperate. It's one of the reasons that relationship ended. I wasn'table to grow or foster anything. I think a lot of girls have that story. It's abig moment when you step away from that and say, 'I'm going to be exactly who Iam. And I'm going to be brave enough to only be with someone who wants me theway I am.'"
Anne's Most Memorable Red Carpet Looks
Anne, wearing a Chanel dress, looks like she might not be such an honest card player. - Alexi LubomirskiAnne shows off her signature smile while wearing an embroidered Miu Miu dress. - Alexi Lubomirski
On her current boyfriend of two and a halfyears, Adam Shulman: "So far, it's worked out great," shesays matter-of-factly, observing that she used to get caught up in theintensity of a romance. "Which has its wonderful side, of course, but alsoit was exhausting, and sometimes it would freak me out. Mellow doesn't alwaysmake for a good story, but it makes for a good life."