Anne Hathaway was being honored for her philanthropy at the Variety Power of Women luncheon last week. 

But we had to ask her about shooting "Alice in Wonderland," her Red Queen costume, etc.

Turns out she was a big fan of the animated version as a child but didn't get around to reading Lewis Carroll's work until she was in college. 

She was getting into Vladimir Nabokov and found out that he was heavily inspired by Carroll, so she read "Wonderland."

 She calls Carroll's pivotal work "philosophical" and "very emotional." 

Beauty and brains? Unbeatable.

More Hathaway Dish:

Rafaello Follieri blames his financial problems on Anne Hathaway? Creep.

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead