Anne Hathaway says she respects Amy Schumer for her message of self-empowerment
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Amy Schumer just got the ultimate seal of approval from Anne Hathaway.

“I am crushing so hard on Amy Schumer,” Hathaway, 32, told Refinery 29.

Like many, Hathaway is impressed with Schumer’s personal message.

“Women like her who have chosen to stand up for themselves and face the bullies are being so embraced,” she explained. “I think that’s the new message: Figure out who you are, be happy with yourself, and don’t take anything from anyone. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about you. That’s something that I’ve been growing into.”

This isn’t the first time the Les Misérables actress has expressed her admiration for the comedian. After Schumer poked fun at her in her movie Trainwreck, telling her costar Bill Hader’s character that he was “acting like Anne Hathaway” on Oscar night for carrying his trophy around, the actress took the joke like a total champ.

She even responded to the joke with an Instagram picture of her ticket and a caption that read “Dear @AmySchumer, Don’t pretend like when you win your Oscar- which you could for your brilliant and refreshing writing and/or acting in @TrainwreckMovie – you won’t tote it around to every Oscar party you go to. Way to slay, Annie.”

Schumer’s not the only unlikely celebrity Hathaway has come to admire. The Oscar winner also says she respects Kim Kardashian.

“I used to be like everyone else and think the Kardashians are just famous for being famous. But I’ve been really impressed with how supportive Kim Kardashian has been of Caitlyn Jenner,” says Hathaway, who has publicly supported Jenner.

Their ideas about being comfortable in your own skin and supporting one another have rung true to Hathaway, who admits that body confidence has been an evolution.

“When I was younger, I felt very much like, oh, I have to be a certain way, I have to look a certain way,” she told Refinery 29. “You really, really don’t. That’s the way women are treated differently than men. I mean, I’ve had actors argue with me about this.”

She continued: “They say, ‘Oh, we all have to have six-packs.’ And I’m like, ‘Well, that might be true, but with women, it’s so many things. It’s not just about having a six-pack. I mean, we have to have a six-pack and be able to run in heels.”