Anne Hathaway: ‘Lindsay Lohan and I Have More in Common Than People Think’

By ABC News

Mar 1, 2012 8:11pm

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Anne Hathaway, the beaming actress who has come to be known as one of America’s sweethearts, said she was more like Lindsay Lohan “than people think” and wasn’t always the goody-two-shoes she plays on the big screen.

The 29-year-old “Dark Knight Rises” star, made famous for playing the innocent outcast turned elegant royal in the 2001 Disney film “The Princess Diaries,” reflected on how her mother, also an actress, helped guide her over the years, in an interview with the U.K.’s The Sun on Tuesday.

“Thanks to Mom, I never sit in judgment. Lindsay Lohan and I have more in common than people think,” Hathaway told The Sun.

“We’ve all done things we shouldn’t. It is just that I did stuff at college when nobody knew about it. I’m not a saint. I wasted time doing self-destructive things. I found out you can only dance on so many tabletops,” she said.

Hathaway’s quip comes on the forefront of Lohan’s preparing  to make a fresh start in her career by hosting “Saturday Night Live” this week. A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles told the 25-year-old troubled starlet on Feb. 22 that she seemed to be getting her life “back on track,” the Associated Press reported.

Lohan remains on informal probation for taking a $2,500 gold necklace from a Venice, Calif., jeweler without permission in January 2011.

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