Anne Hathaway thinks Taylor Swift is a ''force of nature''.

The 'Dark Knight Rises' star has never forgotten her first meeting with the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker five years ago and believes the 25-year-old star is a ''magnificent creature''.

She said: ''She just seems to be following her heart. I met her - I hope it's OK to say this - when she and Jake [Gyllenhaal] were together.

''She was 20 at the time, and we hung out one night. I was like, 'You are a magnificent creature.' She was on fire and I've watched her become this force of nature.''

And the 32-year-old actress loves spending time with her other famous pals and is keen on setting up a book club with fellow actresses Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain.

She added: ''I'm trying right now to start a book club with Em and Jessica, because they're working on a movie together. I said, 'Let's all read this book!' But I'm not working and they are, so it's not going very well.''

Anne also opened up about the acting industry, insisting she isn't worried about being beaten to parts by younger actresses as she was on the other side of it ten years ago.

She told Glamour magazine: ''I can't complain about it because I benefitted from it. When I was in my early twenties, parts would be written for women in their fifties and I would get them. And now I'm in my early thirties and I'm like, 'Why did that 24 year old get that part?'

''I was that 24 year old once, I can't be upset about it, it's the way things are. All I can do right now is think that thankfully you have built up perhaps a little bit of cachet and can tell stories that interest you and if people go to see them you'll be allowed to make more.''