is finally speaking out about the arrest of her ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri.
Follieri, 30, was arrested in June on charges of wire fraud and money laundering, and had been dating Hathaway, 25, for four years before she broke off the relationship hours before his arrest, reports
Hathaway, who was interviewed for October's
magazine, said, "As soon as I found out about the arrest, I had to get on a plane to Mexico to do a press tour for
," she says in the issue. "And then I spent a week in shock at a friend's house."
The actress said that working during such an intense emotional experience was eased by the kindness of friends and her costar
. Hathaway told
, "Steve Carell stepped up for me during an interview when someone asked a question [about it]. He said, 'At some point you're going to have to talk about this time in your life. You don't have to do it this week. I'll take care of anything that comes your way.'"
Though she admits she's not over her breakup and Follieri's arrest, Hathaway said that by fall, she'll start "focusing again."
The star's next movie is Jonathan Demme's
Rachel Getting Married
, which is due out in the spring.
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