Sunday, January 31, 2010

Actress Anne Hathaway Is A Physics Geek?

Who knew?

Actress Anne Hathaway confesses to GQ Magazine that she is obsessed with physics.

Miss Hathaway, 27, who starred in The Princess Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada, spends her spare time reading physics textbooks rather than fashion pages.

She said: ‘I’m interested in elementary particles. What I like thinking about is how time and space exist in the universe and how we understand it.

‘Any spare time I have, I bury my head in a physics textbook.

Like I said, who knew?

Now let's see, I forgot who was the other Hollywood celebrity that is also fascinated with physics. I wonder if this is catching on with these celebrities. It is nice if it is. However, and this is where cynical old me rears its ugly head, one has to wonder if the interest is due to some pseudoscientific reasons made popular by unreliable sources such as "The Secret", etc.



Anonymous said...

You have no idea how many (over-educated!) people I meet whose only exposure to QM is What the Bleep?!

Anonymous said...

A number of people in the entertainment industry have had some exposure to physics. James Cameron studied physics in college. So did Brian De Palma and actor Casey Affleck. Steve Martin has a degree in philosophy, but is keen on modern physics.

Johnny Carson may not have studied physics per se, but he was an avid amateur astronomer.

Howard Hawks didn't exactly study physics, but he did study mechanical engineering in college. Frank Capra and actor Dolph Lundgren both studied chemical engineering.

Einstein's Brain said...

I am glad she's reading something intelligent. She's not being the stereotypical bimbo actress.
I do wonder what books she's reading.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say earlier that Danica McKellar took time off from her acting career to get a degree in mathematics and co-authored a paper on electromagnetism.