Less than two weeks, y’all. We only have to survive Anne Hathaway’s Oscar campaign for two more weeks. After that, maybe she’ll calm down a little bit? Here’s the thing – I think Anne heard the backlash and she has been trying to take it down a notch over the past month. This is Annie being less in-our-faces, if you can believe that. But I think that whenever she wins something (and she’s won at EVERY awards show), she gets an awards-high and it lasts through the post-awards interviews, so we just feel like we’re being inundated with constant ANNIE!! So that might explain this interview Anne did with People Magazine. To be fair to her, they’re the ones asking about where she’ll keep her Oscar and all of that. She didn’t bring it up. But she certainly took part in the conversation, bad juju and all.
She’s won big at the Golden Globes and now the BAFTAs, but will Anne Hathaway take home an Oscar?
Hathaway – who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Les Misérables – isn’t spending too much time worrying about it.
“Whatever happens in two weeks, happens. It won’t be the worst thing that happens to me if I don’t win, and with my husband by my side it won’t be the best thing either. So I am feeling very good about whatever,” the actress, 30, told reporters backstage after nabbing a best supporting actress statue at Sunday’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in London.
“I really have to say that getting to do the work, getting to play the character with this cast and to have this opportunity, it is the most sublime experience. I don’t know how I got so lucky. … So I don’t think ahead – I am just happy to be in the conversation in two weeks’ time,” she said.
But should she win, Hathaway has been imagining where to keep her statue.
“I kind of have this fantasy – because this year that I have been lucky enough to receive a few pieces of hardware – that I’m going to get a tool shed and keep it in my garage so that it opens to some music. But for now I am just going to keep it in my kitchen,” she said.
While she’s earned awards and received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Fantine, she says the best thing to come of filming the musical epic was meeting costar Russell Crowe.
“The biggest surprise of the whole experience was what a sweetie pie Russell Crowe was. The whole cast would kind of gather around his place and we would just sing for hours. We all bonded that way. He has become a dear, dear friend,” she said, “and I feel very blessed to have him in our life.”
That one part is awkwardly worded, right? “It won’t be the worst thing that happens to me if I don’t win, and with my husband by my side it won’t be the best thing either.” I think she means that “the best thing” already happened to her, which is that she married her husband. But the awkward wording makes it sound like no night spent with her husband will ever be her best night. As for Anne’s happy-blasé talk about winning… she’s going to win. I hate to burst anyone’s conspiracy theory in which Sally Field steals it. If there’s going to be a surprise, it will be in Best Actress. Or Best Actor. Or Best Supporting Actor (because literally no one knows who will win that, it’s anybody’s guess). Annie is the one “lock”. So maybe she’s just phoning it in at this point.
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