Anne Hathaway has said she’s grateful more women in Hollywood are having “careers deeper into their lives” – admitting she was worried her acting prospects would “fall off a cliff” in her mid-30s.

The actress, 40, who started acting as a teenager, said women in Hollywood are now enjoying greater longevity in their careers.

Anne Hathaway in the latest edition of PORTER magazine (Cass Bird for PORTER)

However, in a new interview with PORTER – NET-A-PORTER’s digital magazine – she said there was still “much to fix” when it came to equality on the big and small screen.

Hathaway, known for her roles in Les Misérables, The Devil Wears Prada, Interstellar, and The Princess Diaries said: “When I started out [in this industry] as a 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥, I was warned that my career would fall off a cliff at the age of 35, which is something I know a lot of women face.

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Anne Hathaway (Cass Bird for PORTER)

Anne Hathaway (Cass Bird for PORTER)

“The thing that has evolved during [that time] is that more women are having careers deeper into their lives, which I think is fantastic. Obviously, it doesn’t mean we should have a ticker tape parade – someone said this to me the other day: ‘There’s so much to be proud of and there’s so much to fix.’”

Despite winning numerous accolades – including an Oscar, an Emmy, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe – and much praise for her work during her career, Hathaway said she continued to be “ambitious” and had goals she was working towards.

“I’ve always been really upfront about being an ambitious person,” she told the publication. “I have goals, I have dreams; they don’t look much different than they did when I was [younger], but I’m still pursuing them.”