Anne Hathaway admits being a ‘witch’ to Adam Schulman while making ‘Les Mis’

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway is still here and begging for your consideration when it comes to Oscar time. It is Oscar time, right? I hope so because Anne has been campaigning hard, talking about wanting a baby, and even going so far as to detail her Les Miserables diet that resulted in a very quick 25-pound weight loss. Then came the biscuit flash heard ’round the world, and I am inclined to agree with CB in that, after a certain number of years writing on the gossip circuit, it’s hard to believe that a flash is purely accidental. I really feel like Anne is a very smart girl, and she’s been a successful part of Hollywood for over a decade. She knows the drill when it comes to underwear and paparazzi, you know? Now Anne is attempting to divert our attention from her little faux pas, and she’s shilling her new marriage. Here are the details:

Anne Hathaway

Les Miserables, indeed.

Much has been made of Anne Hathaway’s drastic make-under for her role in Tom Hooper’s movie adaptation of the epic Broadway musical — she dropped 25 pounds from her already-slim frame and cut her brunette locks into a severe pixie cut — but she says the real transformation was emotional, not physical.

“I was a witch,” the 29-year-old Golden Globe nominee told Chelsea Handler of shooting the drama, in which she plays a prostitute dying of tuberculosis. “I mean, I was dealing with a lot of darkness and I was starving. So I just wasn’t that much fun to be around.”

In fact, she says it’s “a miracle” her relationship with now-husband Adam Shulman survived the making of the film in London.

“There was one day when, I kid you not, I picked a fight with him because he wouldn’t watch a sunset with me,” the actress recalled of the actor and jewelry designer on Handler’s show, Chelsea Lately. “I was like, ‘Honey, it’s the most incredible sunset you’ve ever seen, we have to go outside right now and see it.’ And he was like, ‘Honey, I’m on a business call. So just [give me] five minutes.’ And I was like, ‘Fine. That’s great for you.’ And I sat there, and I didn’t even make it the whole five minutes. I just got up.”

Eventually, Hathaway had to actually send Shulman back to the U.S. while she finished shooting in London, because she felt she couldn’t really get into her role while he was still around — and because she didn’t want her “manic” mood swings to ruin their four-year romance.

“I realized I was being really unfair to him and that even though I was in a negative place, I couldn’t let it affect our relationship,” she said. “And also, I needed to go further into that negative place to play my character, and I love him so much that I was like, ‘You’re making me happy. You’re keeping me up and I’m clawing to the sides of my life and I need to fall into a pit and you need to go, honey.’”

Fortunately, their bond survived. Hathaway and Shulman tied the knot in Big Sur, Calif., on Sept. 29, in a private sunset ceremony with about 180 guests.

[From Us Weekly]

Okay, so Anne has technically said nothing wrong here. I can definitely empathize with her mood while losing weight because I can grow very short tempered after missing just one meal. At the same time, I’d love to caution her against pimping her marriage just for the sake of an Oscar campaign. Doesn’t Anne fear the so-called “Oscar curse” that’s been said to have been responsible for the demise of many a Best Actress winner’s marriages? As in … Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Hilary Swank, Emma Thompson, and Kate Winslet. I’m a pretty supersitious person, so I’d be very worried about winning an Oscar. Luckily, I don’t have to worry about that, do I? Who knows if Anne will win her coveted award, but hopefully, her relationship is solid.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Oh, please, please, PLEASE Anne… SHUT UP!!
    Good Grief.

  2. Ferdis says:

    Oh Lord…she is boring! Next!

  3. the original liv says:

    I think she’s gunning for best supporting actress, thus no curse.

    • Neelyo says:

      The Best Supporting Actress curse is different. Best Actress win you lose your husband. Best Supporting Actress win you lose your career. So here’s hoping for a Hathaway win! Besides I doubt that marriage is going to last, Oscar or not.

      • giddy says:

        …the marriage seemed a looong time coming…and at the end… felt like a desperado move… like she was saying “oh, see, somebody WANTS me”… methinks she was WAY into Bale… and the hubby seems to be a class-A clinger… like a siamese twin attached to her hip… until she sends him home… that will get old for Annie… she wants a guy that isn’t at her back and call…someone that will tell her to “f u koff”… someone with his OWN self-supporting career… funny how that works… all womens-lib chit… until the metrosexuals become too boring…maybe she’ll do a stint as a lezzie… look forward to that phase…

  4. DD says:

    She says witch like it’s a bad thing.

  5. andy says:

    She just ruined the reputation of witches everywhere.

  6. moxie says:

    Relax, honey, you’re getting your Oscar.

  7. Post-It's says:

    Anne Hathaway’s biggest fan is Anne Hathaway.

  8. ds says:

    She’s beginning to annoy me; too much of her. Like Michelle Williams…and Natalie Portman. She’s such a solid actress, and should focus on that more; she cares too much, and at some point it really might cost her. Cut it back a bit; give us some mistery woman!

  9. Liz says:

    The picture of her sitting reminds me of The Princess Diaries where they taught her how to sit properly.

  10. Lulu says:

    I simply MUST have that grey coat she is wearing in one of those photos!

    Still think the biscuit shot was an accident. That’s Lindsey Lohan/Paris Hilton level ‘look at me’. Ann wants an Oscar for heaven’s sake.

  11. BELLA says:

    She thinks she is the greatest actress of all time.NOT…I DO NOT SEE THE APPEAL.How many times will we remake
    Les Mis?

  12. BELLA says:

    Please put some panties on,discusting
    and arrogant.

  13. Daphne says:

    I thought the last picture was Phoebe Cates. That doesn’t even look like Anne!

  14. Kaboom says:

    I really liked her work in the third Batman movie, I don’t feel the love for obvious Oscar baiting, though.

  15. Blue says:

    Okayyy, so where was the witchy part and how is that a fight? Good grief she needs to just stop. I kind of just want to watch the Oscars (never seen them) to see her reaction to losing.

  16. andy says:

    Anne desperately wants to be seen as her generation’s Judy Garland.


    • Luxe says:

      hahaha, is that what she wants? I just watched In The Good Old Summertime last night and Judy was divine! If I was still a child, I would have been imitating her dance moves in my church dresses with the frilly slips. lol! Anne Hathaway is no Judy Garland.

  17. Aubra says:

    The thing is, she plays herself in alot of her movies. Like in Bride Wars (one of my all time faves) when she was this mousy and annoying boring character, she played herself, I don’t think it was much of a stretch for her!

  18. Miss Kiki says:

    I can’t wait to see her face when she doesn’t win. It’s going to make all of this worth it.

  19. SmokeyBlues says:

    Well she WAS amazing in the role. I’m a huge Les Mis fan and was hugely underwhelmed by the movie and the majority if performances. Anne, however, was breathtaking. So I can see why she would have been difficult to live with when embodying such a dark and sad role.

  20. FirstTimer says:

    Oh my! I think there’s a certain campaign behind all of it but she’s been like this in her interviews. She’s not really that uptight with her, for example, love life. Correct me if I’m wrong… And the curse is for Best Actress right? If ever she’ll be nominated, I think she’ll be in the Supporting category…

  21. lucy2 says:

    I like her. I think she’s very talented, and was good in Les Mis. But holy moly, this campaigning is ridiculous. She needs to ease up a bit, just too much!

    I too think she would be best Supporting, and the curse seems to only hit Best Actress.

  22. Quinn says:

    Ugh. I thought this story was her admitting she was an actual witch. That might have made her interesting for about two seconds.

  23. Marianne says:

    Except the curse is on Best Actress not Best Supporting. She’s in the film for about 20 minutes. She was absolutely fantastic in it though. I personally loved Eddie and Samantha the best. But Anne was about my 3rd favourite. And she sung wonderfully.

  24. mia girl says:

    Anne’s “I Dreamed a Dreamed” unexpectedly blew me away. It was that good.

  25. Jess says:

    I like her. She is a great actress, she is very pretty and also has good comic timing. She is very smart and I don’t blame her for giving her all for an Oscar.

  26. Eleonor says:

    I am over her and her Oscar campaign.
    She has lost a ton of weight.
    I get it. We all get it: she has been talking about losing weight for months. she is not the first one and she is not the last one. She is an actress for Godsake, she is supposed to act and lose weight if her character requires it, it’s her job. Daniel Day Lewis lost ton of weights, Charlize Teheron gained weight, etc.etc. so please STOP.

  27. Sweet Dee says:

    Poor Adam. It will only get worse, dude. Gear up for a whole lotta cray.

  28. Sparkly says:

    I love all the comments. Anne had damn near everyone’s respect until this hardcore campaign of hers. She’s campaigning harder than Obama or Romney did, I swear. Now everyone just finds her annoying and arrogant. How quickly that all changed for her. Hope that Oscar comes through and is totally worth losing a huge chunk of your fanbase!


  29. Ravensdaughter says:

    The biscuit flash-I disagree. Seems too extreme for he-she’s not a wild woman like Sharon Stone! But, you all may discuss….
    I know that I have made some fashion faux pas with my large boobies. Ordinary foundations cannot tame them, etc; much embarrassment has ensued-I just dress “older” now.

  30. babythastarsshinebrite says:

    I miss Anne Hathaway from like three – four years ago.

  31. KellyinSeattle says:

    I agree; I really used to like her but she pushes me over the edge now.

  32. Luxe says:

    I really hope Lincoln or some other freakin movie SWEEPS the awards. She is straight up annoying!

  33. annaloo. says:

    I would LOVE to send my husband away to another country when I get moody!!

  34. Rex says:

    She seems waaaay too stuck up. Typical ugly girl-turned-pretty-woman who thinks she’s hot shit and the best thing that happened to the movie industry. Sure she’s a good actress, but her attitude completely ruins her IMO. It’s like watching a blooming Jennifer Lopez or Mariah Carey. Just give her the Oscar so she can get knocked up already.

  35. Fritanga says:

    I hope there’s a backlash against this unremitting campaigning. She doesn’t even deserve a nomination – she’s a terrible actress, and losing weight and chopping off your hair does not a performance make.

    In any other year, Sally Field or Helen Hunt would have the award sewn up by now, but they’re just great actresses, and as no one wants to see them flash their junk and prance around in ugly but expensive gowns, and as they probably don’t have a PR machine working overtime behind them, Hathaway will probably get at least an undeserved nomination. God forbid she win the award – ANYONE but her.

  36. Bread and Circuses says:

    I luffs her. She has a brain, talent, and her unconventional prettiness just delights me. Go, Anne; you get your Oscar, girl.

  37. Better than says:

    Well, I hate to say this but Anne is acting like a dark haired younger Reese Witherspoon, fake as hell. Anne you are so much better than that.

    But in Anne’s defense, she does deserve an Oscar nom but the win will go to the famous actress who once said “You like me, you really like me”. So techincally Sally Field started all this Oscar campaigning bullshit after she won it.

    And for all those other actresses who are beneath campaigning, please those bitches would be doing it too if they had the guts or if they were interesting. And what’s the difference between Jennifer Fugly talking about her fat ass versus Anne talking about her skinny ass.

    • Marianne says:

      I like Jennifer Lawrence, but I agree that she talks about her weight a lot, and whenever she does campaigning she seems to get a lot of “Yay” reactions from people on here. Anne does it and people villify her. I just don’t get it.

      • lisa2 says:

        I hate that the only thing really that Jennifer talks about is weight. I posted a comment on the Beyonce thread about how most of the magazine interviews of actresses and celebs in general are so boring. Mainly because while these ladies are talented actresses; they are not that interesting. So they have to have something to talk about. Their romances/marriages are of no interest to the public. They don’t seem to do a lot off the screen so then what else are they talking about. And this doesn’t just apply to the women. The men to.

        Welcome to the new breed of Hollywood

  38. Kiyoshigirl says:

    The third pic looks like Alyssa Milano. Are you sure that’s Anne?

  39. Boxy Lady says:

    The Best Actress seems to only occur when the husband is also famous so I think Anne would be safe. After all, Meryl Streep’s husband of more than 30 years is a sculptor and although I have a vague idea of what he looks like, I certainly could not pick him out of a line- up.

  40. lisa2 says:

    I’m not an Anne fan or hater. I haven’t seen the movie yet. Will see it in the new year. I’m kind of tired of all the talk. ‘

    But Anne reminds me so much of Kate Winslet. Same over the top speeches about their work and “craft”. Every role is intense. Every part they play is the one that almost broke them, but they found their way. I just can’t with them. They should be sisters.

  41. C Money says:

    Hated “Les Mis” movie, and I just find her annoying. I’m pretty sure she’ll take this Oscar though.

  42. midnightmoon says:

    The last pic actually looks like Mia Sara. Amazing how different she looks. Her hair is growing in nicely and she has the best hairstylist, obviously.

    The grey ensemble with the pink purse is perfection. I am a large size woman with an Audrey Hepburn Jones. That outfit is just. FABULOUS.

  43. Kirsten says:

    I just saw Les Mis the other day, and she was amazing. I am sure she will win. Hugh Jackman stole the show though. He was born to play Jean Valjean.

  44. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Maybe they should give her husband an Oscar…or Nobel Peace Prize.