Taylor Swift Is A "Magnificent Creature," According To Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway may be an Oscar-winning actress who can lip sync with the best of 'em, but even she is not immune to the majesty of Taylor Swift. Hathaway details her one-time meeting with the pop star in the upcoming October issue of Glamour U.K., and — spoiler alert — it was "magnificent."

"She just seems to be following her heart," Hathaway said of the singer. "I met her — I hope it's okay to say this — when she and Jake [Gyllenhaal] were together. She was 20 at the time and we hung out one night. I was like, 'You are a magnificent creature.' She was on fire and I've watched her become this force of nature."

Hathaway might be taking some inspiration from Swift's famous A-list girl squad, too, starting with an attempt to recruit fellow thespians Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain: "I'm trying right now to start a book club with Em and Jessica, because they're working on a movie together. I said, 'Let's all read this book!' But I'm not working and they are, so it's not going very well."

The Intern star is also taking a girl-powered attitude when it comes to the startling age gaps between male and female leads in Hollywood: "I can't complain about it, because I benefitted from it," she admits. "When I was in my early twenties, parts would be written for women in their fifties and I would get them. And now I'm in my early thirties and I'm like, 'Why did that 24-year-old get that part?' I was that 24-year-old once. I can't be upset about it, it's the way things are. All I can do right now is think that thankfully, you have built up perhaps a little bit of cachet and can tell stories that interest you — and if people go to see them, you'll be allowed to make more."

A pragmatic, if slightly depressing, take on ageism. What would Meryl say?

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