Anne Hathaway comes in as Katie Holmes at 2:20
On her SNL guest host gig about three weeks ago, Anne Hathaway did an amusing impersonation of Katie Holmes. Anne affected a soft voice and curled half her mouth up in a skit playing Holmes on a talk show hosted by “Miley Cyrus.” Anne later explained that she was a “big fan” and was channeling Holmes circa Dawson’s Creek in the late 90s. The impersonation was pretty accurate for how Holmes talks out of the side of her mouth in breathy superlatives and it didn’t seem like a tribute to Holmes’ Dawson’s era. If anything Holmes was bubblier and more outspoken when she was younger. (Here’s a recent interview with Holmes and here’s an interview with her in 1999. She’s spacier now and the mouth curl thing is more pronounced.)
According to the National Enquirer, Holmes saw that impersonation and is furious at Hathaway for mocking her. This might be made up, but it’s still funny enough to repeat. Katie is allegedly planning to turn the tables and mock Anne on Saturday Night Live, if they ever let her host again.
“Katie is feeling really hurt and less than thrilled about Anne,” according to an insider.
In an effort to make sure there are no hard feelings, Anne offered an explanation of her hilarious send up of Katie, who got her first big break on the TV series “Dawson’s Creek.”
Anne, 28, told a reporter: “I was a teenager when ‘Dawson’s Creek’ was airing. And I was a pretty avid fan, so it just sort of came from that. It wasn’t really Katie Holmes; it was more [her Dawson's character] Joey Potter.”
But Katie, 32, isn’t buying it, insiders say.
“Katie says she can take a joke but she thinks Anne’s backpedaling is ridiculous and insincere,” confided a pal close to the “Batman Begins” actress. “She and Anne have auditioned for some of the same roles, so there’s always been competition between them.”
Now, Katie and her hubby Tom Cruise, who’s terrific at impersonations, have cooked up a plan to get revenge against Anne…
“With Tom’s help, Katie has come up with a pretty dead-on impersonation of Anne,” the source divulged. “Katie has hosted ‘SNL’ in the past, and she can’t wait to reveal it on the air.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, December 20, 2010]
You know that Holmes is really jealous of the fact that Hathaway has a great career and a lot of opportunities while she’s stuck doing miniseries and spending her time blowing her husband’s cash at Barneys and planning designer outfits for her four year-old. She should take a look at Nicole Kidman’s career and realize that Tom Cruise, with all his wealth and connections, only brings his wives down. Then again, it’s not like she’s supremely talented. She did that Pieces of April movie and I guess she was OK in The Romantics but I doubt we’d be hearing so much about her if she didn’t marry Cruise. If she was still with what’s his drunken douche face she wouldn’t even be fodder for mocking on SNL.