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Anne Hathaway says she left Catholicism in support of her gay brother

Friday, February 5, 2010

Actress Anne Hathaway has revealed her family left the Catholic church and became Episcopalians after her brother came out.

Hathaway, with Jake Gyllenhaal in a scene from Brokeback Mountain

The Devil Wears Prada star grew up as a Catholic in New Jersey but when Hathaway’s brother Michael told the family he was gay, they decided to leave their faith.

Hathaway told GQ magazine: “The whole family converted to Episcopalianism after my elder brother came out. Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother?”

Hathaway, who also co-starred in Brokeback Mountain as Jack Twist’s wife, said that the Episcopal church isn’t perfect for her either.

“So I’m… nothing (no denomination),” she said, “Fuck it, I’m forming. I’m a work in progress.”

Hathaway’s interview appears in the March print issue of the British edition of GQ.

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