August 26, 2015 @ 5:30 AM
Everyone loves New York City (just look to the popular I ♥ NY T-shirts for proof), and InStyle's September cover girl Anne Hathaway is no exception.
The star, who grew up in both Brooklyn, NY, and New Jersey, enjoys identifying each place as her home. "I sort of lean on the Brooklyn thing a little more heavily when I'm with a hipper crowd, but when I'm with people from Jersey it's a fun thing to have that in common too," Hathaway tells us with a laugh in the behind-the-scenes video from her photo shoot (above).
But when it came to filming her new flick The Intern (in theaters Sept. 25), which is set in N.Y.C., she says she didn't discuss which locale was better with co-star and Big Apple native Robert De Niro. "Bob and I didn't debate about New York versus New Jersey because New York wins. I'm sorry Jersey, but you know it and I know it," the actress says with a smile, and went on to talk about experiencing The City That Never Sleeps from a different perspective. "The thing that's nice about the movie is that we shot in places that neither of us had ever been to, so it was cool, even after all these years, to get a fresh take on New York."
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For more from Hathaway, watch the video above, and to see her full feature, pick up the September issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download now.
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I grew up in Brooklyn and New Jersey and I was at a Bell and Sebastian show and there opening band is this band called Real Estate and at first they were kind of saying like anyone here from Jersey. And I was like yeah. We're from Jersey. Anyone here from Brooklyn? Yeah! And the drummer is from Brooklyn. So I kind of identify with both. I sort of lean on the Brooklyn thing a little more heavily when I'm with like a hipper crowd, but when I'm honestly with people from Jersey, it's a fun thing to have in common too. Bob and I did not debate New York versus Jersey because New York wins. I'm sorry Jersey. But you know it and I know it. Bob grew up in the city when it was that idea I think we all have of what New York was, that really romantic idea. And so he told me a lot about how it changed. And the thing about Bob that's amazing is he's actually a really positive person. So he'll tell you about what was great about it then, versus what's great about it now. And kinda take you through how it's changed. Which is really really special. And the thing that's nice about the movie is, we shot in places That neither of us had ever been to so it was cool to kind of, even after all these years, get a fresh take on New York.