Anne Hathaway Plan = Impatient Biological Clock

Heather Chaet
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anne hathawayWhether you adored her as this year's Oscar host or thought she and James honked the big one, there's no disputing that  Anne Hathaway is one of the rising stars of Hollywood. Me? I think she's fabu. Loved her in Devil Wears Prada and Rachel Getting Married. Soon we'll see her suit up as Catwoman in the next Batman movie.

So, why is she in a hurry to get pregnant?

In a pre-Oscar interview, Anne revealed she wants to have a baby in about five years. She has no plans to get married, but has Mommyhood with a capital M on her brain.

Really? She's only 28, folks. What's the rush?

Like any working gal these days, Anne has to balance her career goals with family plans. But her career is hot. She's placed herself squarely in line to become one of the greatest actresses of her generation. With women having babies later in life, she can have a baby whenever she wants to. She's not even in her 30s yet -- she has plenty of time. Yes, she's said she'd like a big family, so she wants to start soon, but does she need a plan for that?

I never had a plan. I knew I didn't want to get married too early or have kids too soon. But I definitely knew gals who did have a plan -- the usual timeline was married by 25, kids by 28. If they didn't hit their target age, they started to freak. Remember, everyone, freaking makes you look desperate. Lordy, in every single season of The Bachelor, you hear at least three women talk about their plan.

All of this planning women do. Funny thing: you never hear that a man has a plan. You never hear Jake Gyllenhaal discussing when he wants kids. Taylor Launter hasn't revealed a baby plan of any sort. And no one is asking them ... maybe we should change that.

Did you have a timeline for when you wanted to have kids?

 

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