10/02/2008 at 03:00 PM EDT
says she's "trying to move on and have a sense of humor" in the wake of her breakup with ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri and his subsequent guilty plea
on money laundering and fraud charges.
In an interview
with Good Morning America
's Robin Roberts on Thursday, Hathaway steered clear of specifics on Follieri, who is awaiting sentencing on Oct. 10.
The actress, 25, who is promoting her latest film, Rachel Getting Married
, said she's grateful for the support she's received during troubling times.
"I have a lot of people that love me that have protected me, that were trying to protect me before and are doing even more so now," Hathaway said. "And when you have that focus on you ... and that kind of love, I'm in a position right now, where I'm in a place to grow."
The interview came a day after her the Devil Wears Prada
star was visibly uncomfortable
– but a good sport – as she was grilled by David Letterman about Follieri.
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