Anne Hathaway felt tormented as she tried and failed to conceive.
The 36-year-old actress recently revealed that she is pregnant with her second child with husband Adam Shulman, 38, but Anne used her pregnancy announcement to reveal that she has struggled with fertility issues in the past.
Speaking to the Daily Mail newspaper, Anne - who already has three-year-old son Jonathan with Adam - explained: "I just remembered how I felt when I was struggling myself.
"Each time I was trying to get pregnant and it wasn't going my way, someone else would manage to conceive. I knew intellectually that it didn't happen just to torment me, but, to be honest, it felt a little bit like it did.
"What made matters worse was that I was embarrassed to feel like that because there was no conversation to be had about it. This is something people don't talk about, and I think they should.