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Celebvocate: Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway at the World Bank, 2010. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

One day they'll finally make us see the light. An occasional look at Hollywood's missionaries to Washington and their causes. Wednesday's visitor: Anne Hathaway.
Event: A panel for the Adolescent Girls Initiative, at World Bank headquarters.
Bona fides: Played a really screwed-up girl in "Rachel Getting Married"; celebvocate for Human Rights Campaign and the Step Up Women's Network.
What she wants: Health care, jobs and "safe spaces" for young women in developing countries.
How she looked: Like a Hill staffer, actually. Gray jacket with black lapels, white shirt, black pants. No bling.
How she sounded: A little tense, self-deprecating. "It wouldn't have occurred to 12-year-old me that it would be scary to address the World Bank. It's intimidating!"
Backup: World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick, supermodel Christy Turlington Burns.
Whom we passed up for her: Geena Davis, Teri Polo, Steven Weber and other actors, talking up positive media images at a Girl Scouts of the USA confab at the Capitol.

By The Reliable Source  | October 7, 2010; 1:03 AM ET
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