“Call me Annie. Everyone, everyone, call me Annie. Please,” she said during a video appearance on the show Tuesday.
“When I was 14 I did an advertisement and I had to get my SAG (Screen Actors Guild) card and they asked me ‘what do you want your name?’
“And I’m like it should be my name – my name is Anne Hathaway … and it seemed like the right choice, but it never occurred to me that people would call me Anne for the rest of my life,”
“The only person who ever calls me Anne is my mother, and she only does it when she’s really mad at me. Like, really mad.
“And so every time I step out in public and someone calls my name, I think they’re going to yell at me,” she joked. “Call me anything but Anne.”
“Locked Down”, which she plays in with Chiwetel Ejiofor, tells the story of a couple who have been tested by the limitations of quarantine and expand to include a heist plot with performances from Ben Stiller, Ben Kingsley and Dule Hill.
Hathaway, 38, who has a 4-year-old and 1-year-old with her husband Adam Shulman, also spoke with Fallon about taking care of her children during shutdown.
“It’s been a lot,” she said, “but it’s good ages to be home with your kids because our 4-year-old believes in everything we tell him – and it’s sweet as well as very helpful – and our 1- year … it’s just the most magical age. “
Hathaway has previously shared its support for women struggling with infertility.
“Sends you extra love.”
CNN’s Brian Lowry and Kendall Trammell contributed to this report.