ANNE HATHAWAY initially refused to fall for presidential candidate BARACK OBAMA’s charms – because she had previously been let down by politicians with similar views to the Democratic leader.
The staunch Democrat believes the Illinois senator is the best person for the White House, and backed him by attending the Democratic National Convention earlier this week (beg25Aug08).
But Hathaway admits she erred on the side of caution when Obama first became a public figure, because she didn’t know if she could trust him.
She tells Usweekly.com, “I’ve been burned by politicians before that I wanted to believe in and just didn’t live up to it. And I was afraid to trust him and I was afraid to have hope when I first kind of became aware of him.”
But the actress insists she soon changed her opinions on the popular politician, after he gave a moving speech on race.
She adds, “I just said, ‘I can’t deny how I feel about you, Barack Obama. I want you to be the president. I want you in the White House’.”