Joseph Gordon Levitt thinks Anne Hathaway is an ‘insufferable snob’ – maybe

Do I love Anne Hathaway? Yes. I really do. I used to find her annoying and twee, but then I saw Rachel Getting Married, and I’ve had a real affection for her ever since. Plus, I think she’s a workhorse, a professional, and I don’t get the impression that she’s trying to out-diva anyone. She’ll put in the work, and she rarely complains. Now, saying all that… do I think Anne could probably be pretty annoying in real life? Yep. I have no problems believing that. And according to Star Mag, Anne’s TDKR costar thinks she’s super-annoying and snotty and egotistical too. That costar? Joseph Gordon Levitt!!

They may have been all smiles for the camera during TDKR press tour, but sources say that down-to-earth Joseph Gordon-Levitt actually can’t stand his costar Anne Hathaway. Joseph says she’s always acted like an insufferable snob toward him and that the awkwardness got so bad between them during filming that whenever she’d walk into a room, he’d have to immediately walk out of it.

“He thinks she’s a good actress, but he just doesn’t understand her ego,” says our source. “Also, Anne was very dismissive of Joseph early in her career. She even turned down a couple of jobs where she was supposed to act opposite him.”

But with this movie, she was actually at a disadvantage when he was cast because Joseph already had a long relationship with director Christopher Nolan. Regardless, Anne was as rude as ever to him – which really ticked him off.

“He wanted to make fun of how seriously Anne was taking herself and the role,” says a source. “He was too polite to point out to her that she was playing a cat in a comic-book movie, not actually saving the world,” the insider says.

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Eh. JGL strikes me as the dude version of Anne – a workhorse, a pro, not a diva. Maybe they rub each other the wrong way because they’re so similar? Or maybe this is all completely fictitious – because I couldn’t find any photo evidence of JGL and Anne avoiding each other during TDKR’s promotion at all. If anything, Anne seemed to want to be physically closer to Joseph than to Christian Bale. Cough.

Oh, I did find this video of Annie and JGL performing together at an event for his company/thing, HitRECord, last year. Uh… they look pretty friendly to me. They both seem like they’re on equal footing as theater/drama geeks. I could actually imagine them dating.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

 

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  1. Jennie says:

    Color me surprised. Anne is highly overrated and highly overestimated.

  2. beyonce's bump says:

    JGL is really blossoming into his Hotness. eh I don’t find this story believable, maybe it is the catty way it is really too, seems more like a catty bitch source trying to bad mouth Hathaway. I do however think she could be a potential snob and/or be really annoying sometimes IRL, just don’t see her doing it to JGL.

  3. Brown says:

    Christian Bale is so sexy. So, so, so sexy.

  4. Bubulle says:

    It’s not the first time I heard Anne Hathaway is a bitch, I totally believe it.

    http://www.idontlikeyouinthatway.com/2008/09/anne-hathaway-is-a-diva.html

  5. Valerie says:

    Maybe they just need to get it on at least once to relieve some of the tension between them.

  6. diana says:

    Well, it sells. But ITA, plain bs.

  7. yellowshaba says:

    Love him love him have always loved him! He’s probably to chill n laid back for anne who probably gets in serious character mode and their work ethics didn’t vibe. Did I mention I love him?

  8. Jovia says:

    I don’t trust this story, especially since it comes from Star.

    She has such beautiful skin and hair. I’m actually getting used to it short, now that it’s grown out a bit. (I like JGL and Bale here, too, haha)

  9. Mia 4S says:

    The tabloids have two settings for male and female costars -hatred or affair. There is no middle ground (although they sometimes seem to dance around the issue where one party is/might be gay). These stories are impossible to take seriously because it’s the same story every…single…time.

    *Yawn*,call me when someone has some real gossip.

  10. marie says:

    I like her, but I could see it happening. I think she does tend to take herself too seriously.

    • Chatcat says:

      I don’t care for her at all really. I do think she has had some good roles in the past, but she does give the uppity vibe to me and though I don’t mind an ego so much, I do detest “uppity”.
      The kid/guy JGL, don’t know much about him and reading this thread doesn’t increase his chances that I will want to change that any time soon.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Hi Chatcat…give JGL a chance! He’s talented and extremely versatile. He’s played a cancer patient trying to pick up girls, a 1000 yr old alien stuck in a teenager’s body, a total badass in inception, and a couple of guys in love with quirky girls. Not much this guy can’t do, and he totally rocks a sharply cut suit.
        Not sure if this sells him to you, but he’s a fave of mine. :)

  11. Kate says:

    Anne looks so pretty in those photos!

  12. Roma says:

    They remind me of a couple who hooked up on the low, it didn’t work and now are awkward with each other. It’s like any sexually tension has disapated and was replaced with loathing.

  13. bea says:

    She has an irritating over-achiever-and-proud-of-it vibe. Her “niceness” seems learned and insincere to me.

    JGL comes across like he is an authentically decent person.

    I find him to be a way better actor than her. She just seems stiff and counts on her wide-eyed-ingenue-schtick to get her thru.

  14. alison8701 says:

    I buy this just cause I believe Anne is super annoying. She comes off really disingenuous in interviews. I think she kind of over does the precious and gracious angle she’s been working lately.

  15. Hautie says:

    Well she probably was not a lot of fun after *cough*Christian.Bale*cough*dump her* …. didn’t it happen before the end of shooting.

    So Annie was evil to the one that was not hitting it. Then got dumped by the one who was… yea.. Annie probably was not a lot of fun to be around.

  16. Akula says:

    I love him. This story seems like bs to me. I’m biased but I don’t think he would be that catty. Plus it’s Star.

  17. dee says:

    Nah, I don’t believe it. JGL is overrated anyway.

  18. ramona says:

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s dimples.

    That is all.

  19. geekychick says:

    JGL is ultimate young HW dream man for me-I LOVE his acting, I love his ….ah, everything.
    I will never, ever get Anne H love. I never saw her as “the next big thing”, just as an incredibly irritating thing.

    p.s.: the most popular gossip reporter in our country (and she’s really smart and normal) was asked who her favorite celebrities were, depending on those 1 on 1 press interviews. The best? Clooney-incredibly charming. The worst-Anne H. We kinda agree on her.:)

  20. Shoes says:

    It’s Star Magazine. If it’s printed in Star, odds are it’s mostly fiction.

  21. lily says:

    Er, I don’t think it’s true. Judging from the photos, they seem very friendly towards each other.

  22. TheOriginalKitten says:

    What is it about dents in the face (dimples) that is SO effin’ sexy?
    JGL should just be smiling. All the time.

  23. belletristia says:

    I also love Anne Hathaway and can still believe she pulls out the diva card every now and again, but JGL can be super annoying, too. Does anyone follow him on Twitter? ART! ARTISTIC!! CREATIVITY! And here are photos of me with my celebrity friends just hanging around being ARTY!

    In light of that I really don’t see him scoffing at her for taking her “craft” seriously. And yes, he does have great dimples, that fact is not in dispute. :)

  24. bns says:

    Did anyone see the video of Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman subtly throwing shade at JGL? Maybe he’s the one with the inflated ego.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOTXVFVguf8

    Starts at 6:10 after they complimented Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway.

  25. Marie says:

    I was at the Venice Film Festival premiere for her movie Rachel Getting Married, she was stunning in person. One thing that kind of bugged me was all her fans all wanted her to turn around to get a picture of her and she ignored them! The other actors I’ve seen weren’t as snobby. So from my own tiny experience with her I thought she was a little bit of a snob, still like her movies though.

  26. Turd Fergussen says:

    Not a fan of Hathaway at all. Totally get the vibe that she thinks she’s better and smarter than everyone else. I bet she is insufferable.

    As for JGL, h-o-o-o-oly cow. I could sop him up with a biscuit. So handsome. And, IMO, a great actor.

  27. carrie says:

    unless Bale,Hathaway,Hardy and Cotillard sign many autographs (them!!!!) contrary to JGL

  28. Jordan says:

    JGL seems to be somewhat of a snob as well. Besides that though, look at the first pic of them together…the EARS! Maybe they are both secretly Elves.

  29. GoodCapon says:

    Anne looks too annoyingly sweet to be a snob.

    JGL is not conventionally handsome, but he is very charismatic, and I think that’s more important. I think his career will last longer than any flavor-of-the-month types.

  30. I Choose Me says:

    Yeah I call BS on this whole story. I also call BS on the Bale & Hathaway hook-up. I’ve seen ton of pics of them at the DKR promos and there was no avoidance going on. Who knows maybe there was something but if there was and it’s over I don’t think there are any hard feelings. This is just the tabs throwing sh-t out there as per usual and seeing what sticks.

  31. Rachel says:

    JGL can be super pretentious with his whole hit record shtick…but that doesn’t erase the fact that i think hes such a cutie pie!

  32. Sara says:

    I actually went to undergraduate with ann and on campus we found her pretty insufferable and conceited. Initially she went to vassar college, new York where I went but I guess now she dosnt mention that as she transferred out, which is fine.
    So I believe this as on campus she was famous for name dropping abt whom she had just had lunch with, eg Spielberg or how she only wanted to have lunch with the kids of other celebrities (some of whom were really down to earth). At that time nobody thought her famous at all bcos she had only the first princess diaries movie out so it didn’t warrant the level of conceit she displayed

  33. Jaana says:

    I have always wondered about her cool demeanour and it always puzzled me… She is Alist,always working and I just can tell she knows her worth.. I guess she is mean on the private side, as these “supernice” stars are always the dirty ones…

  34. ZenB!tch says:

    She remembers 3rd Rock from the Sun?

  35. Kosmos says:

    I get this vibe from her, too. I’ve seen her on a talk show. She is smart, witty, but maybe she thinks she’s just in a class by herself, or will only associate with certain people. One thing that turns me off is actresses who act like they are somehow entitled or who shun others….

  36. Lisa says:

    JGL is adorabe and he plays likable characters. He’s one person I have a hard time separating from that image, but the more I hear about him outside of movies, the less I like him…

  37. Sefa says:

    Actually, they’ve been friends for years since they did that awful direct-to-video movie Havoc.

  38. Green_Eyes says:

    I have a soft spot in my heart for Anne Hathaway. She worked w/ some very close friends of mine making a documentary (I am in it also). She narrated the movie w/ no pay 2 years ago along w/ Leeza Gibbons. It’s called 10 Mountains 10 Years, The Movie. Features Mountsin Climbers that each year climb some of the roughest mountains in the world to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease & Alzheimer’s. As most of you know I have P.D. It was a very good Documentary & won several awards. But I thought it was pretty cool of her to do it w/ no fan fare. Everyone that met her (I didn’t, they came here for me..some went to Cali) said shrews so gracious. :)

  39. Mira says:

    No love for Anne from me. She’s overrated, imo. I’d hate to believe Bale and she got it on during filming TDKR because none of their supposed chemistry showed on screen. It could also be because I’m on the minority who has been disappointed big time with TDKR. What an awful way to end a good franchise!

  40. normades says:

    They’re both pretentious and full of it…they’re actors! I think they’re friends though. Pretension loves company.

    But JGL is cute anyway while Anne grates on my nerves. She’s a high maintenance drama geek diva imo. She says things like OTM (over the moon). Urgh.

  41. Chor says:

    Don’t belive it. From What I have seen in some interviews, JGL seems like a snob. Dude is overrated big time. His acting is alright, not that great and he is not that good looking either. Him and his pal Zooey Deschanel both seem like snobs to me.

  42. mystified says:

    She needs a new makeup artist. Her lip color is waaaay too brown for her.

  43. Rutger says:

    And this is coming from Joseph Gordon- Levitt? LOL. Alot of people who are his fans says he ignores them and won’t aknowledge them. Everytime I see him on something like Conan or Jimmy Fallon, he is obviously trying to put on an act. I saw some video on youtbe where he got an award from Anne and she has some nice things to say about him. Why is he saying this?

  44. Bodhi says:

    I don’t necessarily dislike Ann, but I don’t think she is anywhere near as pretty or as talented as people proclaim her to be. I think she looks like a squirrel and her mega weight loss hasn’t done anything for her already big eyes & mouth. I wouldn’t ever dismiss anything just b/c she is in it (other than the movie she did with Jim Sturgess. I am not interested in it at. all)

    JGL, on the other hand… SWOON! Maybe part of my love for him stems from the fact that I watched the entire run of 3rd Rock when I was up all night with my newborn… Or maybe its just cause he is awesome, lol!

  45. Just because they look friendly doesn’t mean they are; they are actors, and pretty good ones at that. I also thought that Rachel Getting Married was a remarkable movie; but Anne still rubs me the wrong way. She may be the sweetest girl in the world but she does give off that arrogance scent like a skunk.

  46. Tanya says:

    I can’t recall the recent movie, it’s on the movie channels now, where she is in England and has a boyfriend over the years?.. I can’t even tell you the storyline since I turned it off after 5 minutes unable to bear her HORRIBLE British accent…YIKES! It would fade in and out..bad is an understatement. Maybe if she had more time to prepare with a voice coach?.. her face is odd to me…features are so BIG…not her fault though, I just don’t see the appeal in any way.

  47. dizzy says:

    Meh, sounds like fanfiction. I like them both, but if this is true, he really shouldn’t be talking since many think he’s a snob too.

  48. lisa2 says:

    I’m not an Anne fan but I don’t dislike her. She reminds me of Gwyneth Paltrow, or Sarah Jessica Parker when she talks. Everything is so HUGE with them.

    anyway my memory of Anne is on the Oscar Round table. I remember thinking how much she wanted to be taken seriously. How she seemed so out of her element.

    Another thing that always sticks in my mind is her relationship with that boyfriend that went to jail. I never got how she never knew about where his money was coming from. But she came away from that whole situation clean as a whistle. That always seemed off to me.

  49. dovesgate says:

    I know someone who met JGL in New York and said he was a nice guy.

    I like Anne – I don’t know too much about her personal life and she can play multiple characters. I loved “One Day” – I cried while watching it.

    I think she may end up being her generation’s Meryl Streep. :)

  50. Amelia says:

    I don’t know the girl except what I see from her interviews and movies. I think he is correct she comes across as standoffish and a person that wouldn’t bother talking to a regular person. but then I look at the men she dates and I wonder, she really has a bad taste in ‘em.

  51. slh says:

    This is too poorly written to be believable. “She was playing a cat in a comic book movie”?

  52. BB says:

    don’t know what to think after this video : Watch from 4:52 to 6:08. Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman where they were singing praises for the cast, but when they got to JGL, they were silent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gsF6RzJtK9s

  53. Andrea says:

    This is just crap “news”. I don’t buy it!
    They’re like BFFs! Anne’s always there for JGL. And they’ve known each other for quite a long time.

  54. photoshop says:

    can those pics be any more photshopped. that black halo around her. hilarious

    • While I went to a famous music school, I was disabled for years having friend from the Rolling Stones and a drummer friend with Clapton more,,,being fb friends for five years though very shy, she had all my 78 songs mastered and helped with my CD It’s all in the Wites soon worldwide, from a rich fam they offered no help upon recovery, she had it done gratis, that is a huge person, though I know many famous musician friends and my guitar teacher taught Pat Metheny, she had changed my life in so many ways, I Love This Gracious and Giving Woman, she is demanding but Special. Got Game?

    • While I went to a famous music school, I was disabled for years having friend from the Rolling Stones and a drummer friend with Clapton more,,,being fb friends for five years though very shy, she had all my 78 songs mastered and helped with my CD It’s all in the Wites soon worldwide, from a rich fam they offered no help upon recovery, she had it done gratis, that is a huge person, though I know many famous musician friends and my guitar teacher taught Pat Metheny, she had changed my life in so many ways, I Love This Gracious and Giving Woman.

    • While I went to a famous music school, I was disabled for years having friend from the Rolling Stones and a drummer friend with Clapton more,,,being facebook friends for five years though very shy, she had all my 78 songs mastered and helped with my CD It’s all in the Wites soon worldwide, from a rich family they offered no help upon recovery, she had it done gratis, that is a huge person, though I know many famous musician friends and my guitar teacher taught Pat Metheny, she had changed my life in so many ways, I Love This Gracious and Giving Woman.

    • Michael Rhoden says:

      While I went to a famous music school, I was disabled for years having friend from the Rolling Stones and a drummer friend with Clapton more,,,being facebook friends for five years though very shy, she had all my 78 songs mastered and helped with my CD It’s all in the Wires soon worldwide, from a rich family they offered no help upon recovery, she had it done gratis, that is a huge person, though I know many famous musician friends and my guitar teacher taught Pat Metheny, she had changed my life in so many ways, I Love This Gracious and Giving Woman.

    • Michael Rhoden says:

      While I went to a famous music school, I was disabled for years having friends from the Rolling Stones and a drummer friend with Clapton and more,,,being facebook friends for five years though very shy, she had all my 78 songs mastered and helped with my CD It’s all in the Wires is soon worldwide. I come from a rich family they offered no help even upon recovery, she had it done gratis, that is a huge person, though I know many famous musician friends and my guitar teacher taught Pat Metheny, she has changed my life in so many ways, I Love This Gracious and Giving Woman.