Brittany Malooly
Updated May 23, 2016 @ 4:48 pm
Credit: Buena Vista Pictures

In a recent interview with E! News for Alice through the Looking Glass, new mom Anne Hathaway, despite barely sleeping for the past eight weeks, gave a memorably insightful answer to the question:What would you change if you could go back in time?

The actress states, “One of the things that I love about [Alice through the Looking Glass] is you can’t change the past. I think that it’s kind of easy to fixate on the past and what you could have done differently—the coulda, woulda, shouldas—and that just doesn’t really help you. The point of going through things—well, in many instances—is to fail upwards. You can’t change the past but you can take the lesson with you, you know?”

We LOVE this.

But she also had some beauty advice for her younger self, so technically she would change one thing:

“Specifically, don’t pluck your eyebrows. Seriously! I found a picture of myself from the other day and they were just so great when I was a teenager. I made them all thin and then it took forever to make them grow back, and then they never grew back quite the same. So just never pluck them! Just wait until you’re older and then you’ll figure out your brow game. Start with a nice, thick base.”

She’s right — look at those stunning brows!

Anne gave birth about two months ago, in March, to Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman alongside her jewelry designer husband Adam Shulman, and while she may feel delirious (“I have no idea what I’m saying,” she says), she’s as charming as ever.

Check out Alice through the Looking Glass this Friday!