The actress says she has "a lot more in common" with Lindsay Lohan than people think

By Courtney Rubin
Updated February 20, 2007 08:15 AM

Despite her sweet and down-to-earth image, Anne Hathaway says she has behaved badly in the past.

“You know, Lindsay [Lohan] and I have a lot more in common than people think,” she says in an interview with the UK’s The Sunday Times. “We’ve all done things we shouldn’t, it’s just I did stuff at college, when nobody knew about it, so I’m not a saint.”

The Devil Wears Prada actress says of Lohan, who entered rehab last month: “Lindsay’s a nice girl, I like her a lot, and she’s a great actor, but there’s a fascination about her lifestyle that distracts from her talents. I just hope she finds some comfort in the way she chooses to live.”

But according to Hathaway, 24, she went through her own hard-partying phase. “I wasted time doing self-destructive things but it didn’t work. I found out you can only dance on so many tabletops. I got that all out of my system and now I’m healthy and I’m grounded.

“I had to work through some s— in my personal life,” Hathaway explains. “I wasn’t ready to be a serious actress, with all that entails, because I still had a lot of questions about myself as a human being.”

Hathaway – who recently admitted she battled depression – dates her turnaround to three years ago, when she met her boyfriend, Italian property developer Raffaello Follieri, 27.

“He’s brought out so many positive attributes,” she says. “Before I met him, I wasted so much time. I was just annoying and narcissistic and smelled bad. He’s protective without being possessive, passionate without needing to show his temper.”