Anne at Parkinson Foundation screening

Anne Hathaway showed her support during a recent evening with The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation where she addressed her role as a Parkinson’s patient in her new film Love & Other Drugs. The Bachmann-Strauss Foundation invited their generous supporters to join Anne Hathaway over an intimate dinner at Il Postino, followed by a screening of her movie at The Japan Society. Anne introduced the film by speaking about her experience playing the character of Maggie, the importance of bringing awareness to both Parkinson’s disease and dystonia and how proud she is to be involved with The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation.

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– Public Appearances > Events in 2010 > November 24 | Special Screening of ‘Love and Other Drugs’

6 Responses to “Anne at Parkinson Foundation screening”

Walter Wellmann Says:
November 26th, 2010 at 11:16 am

This is an excellent new and it reveals Anne´s nobility and humility.

carole Says:
November 28th, 2010 at 1:41 am

Anne is CLASS.

People seem to forget just what she went through to educate herself about Parkinson and early onset. She just did not show up on the set and ask where her mark was. She studied the disease, attended support groups, quiered doctors about symptomology.
When she came on the set found her mark she knew how to act, and that is what you see on the screen. This information is out there on the net, but every one wants to know which breast had the most on camera time.

Ian Says:
November 28th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I think you’ll find, Carole, that those who are her true fans both acknowledge and encourage Anne’s class. No one on this site, anyway, has said more than maybe a word about her body except to say that she does right by herself most of the time and doesn’t look emaciated.


carole Says:
November 29th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

I meant it not as a slight to any here.
I just have noticed that there is in the press, those that are honing their blades to dice up Anne as being to goody to be true.
So when I see something, I tend to react, in her defense since she won’t on her own.

Like on her newest movie, not love but the other one. She spent a month and a half in England improving her English accent. Those of the sharp blade call it partying London style.

Annie Bartz Says:
March 27th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I have just been diagnosed with Parkinsons global Dystonia…My identical twin sister has MS…both auto-immune diseases. It took months for them to diagnose me, and most of us are given the diagnosis of “a conversion” disorder…that is a hard one to swallow.
Thank you so very much for supporting the research of a challenging diagnosis. Attitude is everything!!!!!
Take care, stay well, and safe-
Annie Bartz

Donna Says:
September 6th, 2011 at 9:26 am

I was 44 at the time of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Now, 47, I truly appreciate the portrayal of a young adult with young onset Parkinson’s. Anne nailed it, and brought many tears. Thank you Anne for bringing the reality and awareness of this disease to the public. You were absolutely amazing!

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