Actor Anne Hathaway, who became a household name with Garry Marshal’s Princess Diaries, remembered the director as someone who was “kind beyond kind”. Marshall, known for shows like ‘Happy Days’ and romantic comedies like Pretty Woman and Valentines Day, died on Tuesday at the age of 81.
“... Garry was goodness itself. He was generous. He was kind beyond kind. He was thoughtful and sweet and so funny you would pee yourself a little,” the actor recalled in a Facebook post. Hathaway says she is happy that when they last met Marshall blessed her yet-to-be born son. “I’m so happy he blessed my son in my belly the last time I saw him (we never think it will be the last time). Before we made the Princess Diaries, he told me ‘You never know if a movie is going to be a hit or not. The only thing you can control is the memories you make when shooting it. So, let’s make some good memories.” The Oscar-winner star said that advice changed her life more than the film did. “You don’t meet a lot of people that kind of courageous nowadays. I couldn’t see it when he was right in front of me, but I see him so clearly now that he has moved on. He looked on the bright side of every situation and was unfailingly warm and loving to everyone he met.”