Star: ‘Arrogant’ Anne Hathaway ‘openly compares herself to Grace Kelly’

It disappoints me that months after the Oscars, people still have an axe to grind with Anne Hathaway. Yes, her Oscar campaign was awful. Yes, her acceptance speeches went from annoying to cloying to insufferable. But let’s remember – Anne is actually a talented actress. And she’s one of the most respected actresses of her generation. And when she’s not in the midst of an Oscar campaign, she’s really not that annoying. But still, it feels like some people are really trying to make this Hathahater thing stick. Which is the only explanation for this story in Star:

Anne Hathaway’s smug attitude has put her on shaky ground with fans and friends for months – and her latest demand certainly won’t help.

“Anne is making everyone on her staff call her Miss Hathaway now, even the ones who have been with her for years!” fumes an insider. “It’s a new rule since her Oscar win, and when someone accidentally called her Anne, she reprimanded him big-time. What’s next, she refers to herself in the third person? It’s ridiculous!”

Even more annoying is Anne’s new role model – “She has openly started comparing herself to Grace Kelly. No one laughs in her face about it but there are plenty of jokes behind her back, that’s for sure,” snipes the spy. “People just can’t take her arrogance.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

It’s weird, right? It’s weird that suddenly Anne demands to be called “Miss Hathaway”… just a few months after she got married and she would conceivably be asking people to call her Mrs. Whatshisface? What’s his name? I always think “Budget Gosling” but his street name is… Adam Shulman. So, I would understand it if she was like, “Call me Mrs. Shulman!” So, yeah, I don’t believe that. But I flat-out love the idea that Anne is comparing herself to Grace Kelly. Because why not? Who are our modern-day Grace Kellys? Gwyneth Paltrow? GMAFB. Reese Witherspoon? Too drunk. Nicole Kidman? Too frozen. It’s not that I think Annie – excuse me, Miss Hathaway! – is in any way like Grace Kelly. I just think that if Reese, Nicole and Gwyneth can get away with those comparisons, why not Annie?

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  1. judyjjudyjudy says:

    Star is just following blogs in bashing for attention.

  2. Celeste says:

    Ugh. She needs to go away for awhile. She is NOT all that…

  3. Anna says:

    I bet Gwynnie TOTALLY thinks of herself as Grace Kelly incarnate. The only one from this list who I’d endorse as such is Nicole.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Hah! I was going to say the same thing. Honestly, none of them (Anne included) are Grace Kelly-ish in the least. Not that I believe this stupid story but yeah…they’re to Grace Kelly what Kim Kardashian is to understated.

      • veronica says:

        I always found Grace Kelly to be boring and a mediocre actress, that got lucky . So, I don’t see this as a compliment.

        First and foremost, Anne Hathaway is a triple threat talent and a gifted stage actress. She is more talented than Jennifer Lawrence, Rachel McAdams, Reese Witherspoon combined. Any actress that can pull-off Catwoman, Fantine, and SNL is fine in my book. I don’t care about a celebrity’s personal life nor their real persona. Besides, I didn’t have a problem with Hathaway’s acceptance speeches, but I did have a problem with Ben Affleck’s over-the-top presidential campaign speeches. Affleck never received any bad press for his ridiculous speeches- mainly because he is a man. Sadly, people hate females, and most females hate females. They are always trying to find ways to rip each other apart.

      • MistyNinja says:

        I completely agree that none of those women are a Grace Kelly. Grace Kelly may have gotten lucky, but she was a natural beauty. Though I would say a bit exaggerated by the media on that. I hate when people say such and such is the Grace Kelly of her time

        For Veronica’s comment. Do you seriously think Anne Hathaway pulled off Catwoman or is a better actress than Jennifer Lawrence? Anne Hathaway is a terrible actress. I am always bored by her and Reese Witherspoon. Not every woman wants to tear down other women by expressing constructive criticism. Lets admit Hathaway’s ego is over inflated.

      • amanda says:

        I don’t understand why everyone thinks jennifer lawrence is such a great actress. Her facial expression is always the same and she can’t convey much emotion when she’s by herself. Her range is also not great. I think the comparison between anne and jennifer is accurate.

    • hadleyb says:

      Well she kinda is .. they both loved money, and they both act horribly.

      Grace was beautiful but when I watch any of her old movies — a lot of those “legends” back then were … bad. Maybe for the time era she was good? I guess? But I think it was just her looks.

      She was no Vivian Leigh for example.

    • choppersann 13 says:

      +1! I’d give Nicole a GK nod from this generation…Anne Hathaway not even close!

  4. brin says:

    Sheeee’s back and giving Goop a run for most annoying!

  5. Dhavynia says:

    Maybe thats the reason she went blond. Still toothy-annoying

  6. poppy says:

    maybe Star mag has an axe to grind with stephen huvane? they’re really harshing on 2 of his biggest clients.
    i’ll take annE any day over goop.

  7. mkyarwood says:

    Sooo, she wants to nab a prince by being the top hooker at Cannes? I can’t hate Anne. What an enormous waste of energy that must be! Somebody tell Julie Andrews to give her a stern Grandmere talking to.

  8. maria says:

    you know who I just noticed lately has a beautiful face? Diane Kruger…if her hair was bobbed like Grace, she would be the current startlet I would say has that beautiful, ‘Grace Kelly’ look. all the actresses mentioned above have too many facial features that aren’t attractive. i.e. Reese, chin…Anne, nose..Nicole is just a bit of a mess..Gwyneth is just too plain. Grace Kelly was absolutely angelic in her beauty.

  9. bluhare says:

    Yeah, Grace Kelly would totally wear a sheer dress with her boobs hanging out.

  10. Elle says:

    Grace Kelly was an exquisite beauty but (I’m no Hathaway fan) Anne has so much more talent as an actress.

  11. chloe says:

    There was only one Grace Kelly and there will never be another, these actresses need to work on their craft, live with what skin and defects God gave them naturally and make a name for themselves.

  12. lady mary. says:

    Penelope cruz has a beautiful face ,and she is fabulous actress and a total delight to watch on red carpet and in her movies ,i was catching up on her Pedro almodovar movies ,she was incredible in them,i guess u cant recreate a new GRACE kelly ,or an Elizabeth taylor every time ,i prefer it more if we identify actresses for their own individuality ,as for Ann e ,she is plain annoying in person and in movies ,sometimes she gets it right ,and there are some movies where u are lost in her character ,but there are equal number of movies where her annoying factor just stands out.

  13. MisJes says:

    I don’t have a problem believing that she makes people call her “Miss Hathaway”, and I disagree with your reasoning Kaiser – see, she might be married to a Mr. Shulman, but professionally she is known by her maiden name. Makes sense therefore that it’s Miss Hathaway, not Mrs. Shulman.

    • bluhare says:

      Even though some of these people used to call her “Anne”?

      • MisJes says:

        Oh, I don’t agree with it, I think it’s egotistical bull sh-t to have people that once called you Anne refer to you in a more formal manner simply because you have an Oscar, like they are lesser people than her now.

        These people work for Anne, some for many years and may consider Anne a friend, not just their boss. She’s an a-hole.

        Looking back my post didn’t make my stance clear, apologies!

  14. Mich says:

    Kaiser, Kaiser, Kaiser. It is not AnnIE. It is Ann with and E. Miss Hathaway demands nothing less.

  15. Nicole is definitely more of a modern Grace Kelly than Anne… But I think January Jones holds the ultimate title!

    • Andrea says:

      No. Jones may look like her but Grace wasn’t just about beauty. It’s a personality thing too. She was the ultimate lady.

    • Chrissy says:

      If I was Grace Kelly, I’d be rolling in my grave, hearing all the unflattering comparisons to that cold-hearted bitch.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Grace Kelly was NO saint and if the people here who sound off January Jones’s presumed behaviour with attached men swapped her out with GK their heads would absolutely blast off of their foundations. Was she nicer? If contemporary comments made about the two by people who came into contact with them are to be believed–yes. I don’t take any issue with the fact that she d a…healthy appetite (Ava Gardner said she slept with everyone on the set of Mogambo, crew included and when Judy Garland was asked if GK was a nymphomaniac she responded that she would be if they calmed her down a bit) that’s no crime. But if you’re going to get indignant about ‘homewrecking’ tendencies, well, Grace Kelly took the whole dammed village.

      All accounts point to her being a very charitable and fine lady who her money where her mouth was when it came to defending her convictions, there’s a lot of money to be had when you come from a billionaire family that effectively owned have half of Philadelphia, but her father was so scandalized and livid about her behaviour with men that he demanded that at least one parent accompany her to set so as to avoid another Milland blowup (although no one told Ray Milland to attempt to leave his wife–beloved in Hollywood–to run away with 22 years his junior).

      I have no idea as to how her family convinced Prince Rainier that she was a virgin, there was no chance in the galaxy that he hadn’t heard of her before they met, but I suppose a two million dollar dowry paid to him (and this was in flipping 1956!) can make you forget anything if your principality is podunk enough, which it was until he turned it around. I suppose that marriage was her karma until it got so brutally bad. Can you imagine if your new husband tomcatted around on you with three women during your honeymoon? Yeesh, no one deserves that. Kind of explains Albert, no?

      I wonder what it would have been like if her parents had just let her and Oleg Cassini get married? I guess it’s not the greatest idea to marry someone you’ve known for a few weeks because you and your family are obsessed with status and a pink castle because the husband might end up being a profligate adulterer and you might be bored in a foreign land where you don’t speak the language, miss your old job and old love and suffer terrible allergies (I feel that pain) because it could drive to the drink and a few decades of misery that would not see a reconciliation until the last years of your life until you suffer a stroke when you’re all of 52 because all of that unhealthy living undertaken to numb yourself caught up with you. Well, they both misrepresented themselves, how much blame should either of them suffer? Might as well cheat on each other, huh?

      Her friendship with Josephine Baker was terribly touching, though.

      Anyway, if anyone thinks Grace Kelly was above frequently sleeping with married men, the truth is that she was not.

      • poppy says:

        oooh! i love the dirt you dish!

      • taxi says:

        Grace’s family didn’t turn down Cassini. Grace did that herself by asking him why she’d want to be a mere countess when she could be a princess.

        Lookup Cassini’s memoirs.

      • Christin says:

        My mother saved movie magazine clippings from the 1950s, and I am fascinated by the PR machine of the time. Rock was married, Grace was presented as pure, Liz a devoted homebody to two sons, etc. My mom told me that word at the time was that Grace was medically examined to prove her “appropriateness” to be princess. Later, I read that she allegedly claimed to have had some type of accident that damaged her, ahem, physical proof of purity. If even half of the stories about her Hollywood affairs are true, then she was VERY active indeed.

      • Chrissy says:

        When I said she’d be rolling in the grave with the comparisons to January Jones, I already knew she had a rather healthy sexual appetite and wasn’t a virgin when she married Prince Rainier. But Grace Kelly was universally known and had a certain beauty that persuaded all kinds of men (if we go by your information, a whole village) to have sex with her. To be compared to such a woman, you need to be equivalent in those regards too, I believe. January Jones isn’t. Nicole maybe. But she’s botoxed her face beyond attraction.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Her Catholic parents did not want her to marry a divorced man.

  16. Andrea says:

    Amy Adams is the closest thing we have to Grace Kelly in terms of overall class. I will forever maintain that Amy should be playing Grace in the movie over Nicole. Not because Nicole isn’t great but I just think Adams would probably have immersed completely in the role.

    I still like Anne Hathaway. I know she’s annoying but with all the bad actresses out there I just can’t bring myself to hate one who is legit talented so matter how annoying she might be.

  17. Chrissy says:

    I like to believe that Anne has more sense than to compare herself to Grace Kelly. She looks nothing alike and much to Anne’s delight, I have to admit she’s the better actress. I love Grace Kelly but her acting was never very versatile or enrapturing (same goes with Audrey Hepburn).

  18. Jenna says:

    I don’t think anyone should be getting away with comparisons to Grace Kelly. As for Anne, it hasn’t been that long since her campaign so I can understand why she’s still considered annoying.

  19. janie says:

    I really needed a laugh today! Thx Anne!

  20. j.eyre says:

    I don’t believe it merely based on semantics. Anne is a fairly educated woman and a feminist – as a married woman, she would be Ms. Hathaway or Mrs. Schulman or Ms. Schulman. Miss is incongruous with her martial status.

    (says Miss Eyre married to Mr. Rochester)

    • Marty says:

      You know I still don’t see how she won that Oscar though. She was good in Les Mes, but less then 15 min of screen time?

      Btw- Our boy got a haircut Miss J!

      • Anna says:

        Bc it’s a supporting role. Dame Judy won for half that screen time.

      • Marty says:

        I know, but if that’s the case then the girl who played Eponie should have got nominated too. She did a fantastic job and was on screen for about the same time as Anne. I just really don’t understand these nominations, although I guess I could say the same thing for the Emmy’s….

      • j.eyre says:

        I actually did not think she deserved it for her performance either. She was good, definitely, but I can’t remember with whom she was in competition so maybe she did deserve it?

        @Marty – he did?! And how does it look? Is it a buzz cut – I am not a fan of those on him. And you little dickens – where have you been hiding him? I have been calling him for days but to no avail. People keep saying they will deliver him to me but they seem to be just empty promises. Fanty went so far as to promise me him brownie-coated last night but I spent the night alone (it was terrifying. To keep myself amused I kept calling out random names to confuse Jenna and Karl.)

        Did you cut his hair? When do I get to see this newly shorn god?

      • Marty says:

        Sadly I did not cut his hair, if it were up to me it would have been shorter! As for hiding him, well I had to show him I apprciated the effort didn’t I?! And not being papped with Remora in over a month? He needed extra special thanks for that. But here he is, already to go for you, just a little tired that’s all! :)

        http://inst.ag/u/danifigschnee/p/Z61MTEIBuy/

      • j.eyre says:

        And darker too. Run a razor over that chin and put a suit on that boy and I have just the spot for him.

        See, now, you all got up in arms (ha!) about him getting papped and giving in to his wife’s more fame-driven tactics but what happened? Hmmm? Being our obedient lover as he is, he disappeared and now we only get to see him cozying up to this beautiful moppet. As I have said time and again, jealousy aside, I do appreciate Remora trotting him out of his stable before race time.

      • Marty says:

        Agreed on all accounts Miss J, but I’m a fickle bitch, what can I say? I’ll take him anyway I can get him, even if I have to sit through an interview with Remora talking about directing a documentery about “children around the world”, that little nugget came from my Women’s Health Magazine(US).

    • bluhare says:

      j.eyre: But if Anne were truly feminist, would she really be making people call her Miss or Mrs. anything? The whole point of using Ms. was to avoid the “is she married or an old maid” thing as men are always Mr.

      Besides, when I hear Miss Hathaway I think of The Beverly Hillbillies.

  21. jenny says:

    @Faun Grace Kelly , allegedly, was very well known for sleeping around for film roles. People were beyond shocked, when Kelly won her undeserved Oscar for Country Girl- over Judy Garland ( Star Is Born ) and Dorothy Dandridge ( Carmen Jones ) . Do your research, Grace was not beloved not for her acting-only her beauty and her marriage to royalty.

  22. Ai says:

    I do not think she is a super strong actress. I see her ‘overacting’ in most roles and you can’t see the character she is suppose to be bringing to life. Her best role was in Rachel Getting Married but the rest are not all that. A great, excellent actress can bring a character to life and make you forget the actress. Anne isn’t the worst out there…

  23. lucy2 says:

    I’m not buying it. I think the tabloids had success with their Anne stories around Oscar time, and are just trying to keep it going.
    She is a talented actress, and for the most part, she did pull way back after the Oscars. I think she got too wound up over all that and did become crazy annoying, but it’s over and she’s been quiet.

  24. Bubulle says:

    I believe it, her bitchy behaviour has been well documented throughout the years, her ego just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

    “rumors of high-maintenance requests have swirled around the actress, making many wonder whether Anne is taking a cue from a different character from the popular movie about a demanding boss and those who serve her. After delaying a day of interviews with just her breakfast order, Anne is beginning to resemble editrix Miranda Priestly instead of down-to-earth Andy. “Anne requested lattes but only ones with soy milk, so she made a guy go out and bring back five soy lattes for her and her crew,” a source tells OK! of the Rachel Getting Married event at the Hollywood life House in Toronto on Sept. 6. “Then she requested scrambled eggs since she didn’t like the breakfast available. The same guy had to go to a restaurant next door and ask for the eggs. It took 45 minutes, and then she barely even touched them!”

    Ok magazine – September 18, 2008

  25. emmie_a says:

    Grace Kelly was, well, graceful, classy and beautiful. Anne is a pretentious alien-looking nerd wanna-be. There’s no comparison.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      AnnE used to be down right GOOFY. Comparisons to gazelle-like, classy, etherial, poised beauty of Grace Kelly. Ummmmm, no, Sweetie. I think NOT. Pipe dreams my love. Pipe dreams.
      Who is feeding her ego with this nonsense?? Her payrolled lackey husband??? Get a grip AnnE.

  26. Kelly says:

    I don’t understand the hate. OK, she can be a little annoying, but overall she shows a lot more poise and grace than these other over the top dunderheads.

    I hated the “wardrobe malfunction”, but she’s talented and she’s a good sport.

  27. Effy says:

    Hate wont get anybody anywhere
    !!

  28. lily says:

    I haven’t seen any Grace Kelly films so I can’t judge her talent. But to me Hathaway is certainly not a talented actress, she keeps overacting in every roles.

  29. Bijlee says:

    Ann is a talented actress. She is insufferable, but most people who are good at something and earnest about it usually are. Also omg she looks stunning in these met gala photos. But her and miley cyrus look like sisters.

  30. taxi says:

    AnnE & GK have nothing in common visually. AH is the better actress of the 2, but Grace was blessed with finely chiseled facial features which, back in her day, represented ideal feminine beauty (in the movie-going Western culture.) AH lacks any facial delicacy – bulged eyes, big nose & teeth, etc.

    Kidman is a superb actress but ill-suited physically to the role of GK, being about 1/2 foot too tall, meaning physical proportions of the remaining cast has to change as well. NK needs some dental devices to emulate Grace also, as NK is a bit gummy.

    Although far better known for her personal romantic shenanigans that her acting, I think the best choice would have been Sienna Miller. She immerses well, like a chameleon into the only roles I’ve seen her play (Casanova, Layer Cake, The Girl) while still being the lovely, classically featured blonde. She’s size-appropriate and has the same entitled air of transplanted born-rich American confidence. Grace’s angular jaw is distinctive but Miller has no really distinguishing feature & would have been a good player.

    It will be interesting to hear “GK’s” voice in the film, as the real Grace always sounded nasal to me in movies.

  31. Jared Lochete says:

    “I don’t understand why everyone thinks jennifer lawrence is such a great actress. Her facial expression is always the same and she can’t convey much emotion when she’s by herself. Her range is also not great. I think the comparison between anne and jennifer is accurate”

    I agree with you. She is not a bad actress by any mean, but people who say Lawrence is better then Anne don’t know anything. Jennifer is also good, but give her time to grow as an actress.
    Agree that her range isn;y great. But hopefully she does some more intresting roles in the future. Anne is already an established actress. But atleast Lawrence is able to show some talent.

  32. gefeylich says:

    Oh my GOD, Hathaway is a TERRIBLE actress. All she does is mug shamelessly for the camera (please watch her in “Prada”) and/or chew scenery (in every other film she’s ever made). She stinks!

    Sorry; this “AnnE is actually a talented actress. And she’s one of the most respected actresses of her generation” stuff sounds straight from a PR flack’s memo. Tsk, tsk – I thought this site was BETTER than that.

    • jenny says:

      @ gefeylich . I saw Anne Hathaway in a production of Shakespeare In Park’s Twelfth Night , and she was extraordinary. Anne had a wonderful stage presence, charisma, intelligence, ease with Shakespearean text , lovely singing voice, and she held her own opposite some of the greatest NY theatre thespians. I will never label an actress that can pull-off Shakespeare and act well on stage as ” terrible. ” Hathaway has some serious acting and singing chops.

    • xoxokaligrl says:

      Her acting AND singing is awful. It was especially cringe-worthy in Le Mis.

  33. Mario says:

    Grace Kelly was a beautiful elegant woman. Anne looks like an insect and acts like a snob.

  34. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    What is with all of these modern day starlets constantly comparing themselves to yesteryears Icons?? These idiots egos know no bounds!
    Im sick to death of every other bobo head in HWD likening themselves to Marylin. I mean, Really??? Are you serious??? Marylyn Monroe was a FREAK of nature genetic wise that only comes along once every thousand years. Like, dream on, ok?
    Natalie Portman recently said she was the new Audrey heptburn. Again, yeah, OK sweetie. You wish.
    Diane Cruger as Grace Kelly?? or, as beautiful? On what planet exactly?? If Diane doesnt cake on make up she looks like a man and her eyes are almost non existent. As far as resembling Grace….she looks more like Sarah Jessica Parker without the nose.
    And as far as AnnE beving the new Grace, well, thats nice she wishes/invites those comparisons. I guess the bleach is seeping into her brain but she is the opposite of Grace Kelly.
    Grace had an etherial, delicate (key word AnnE…delicate) beauty and she carried herself with utmost class (no matter what the rumors are she did in private)..she carried herself with utmost class. A concept that most actresses ( and people) dont understand what it means these days.
    In conclusion, Im sick to death of these actresses grasping at straws to be something they very clearly ARENT and never will be.
    They just DONT make them like they used to.
    So, Starlets, once and for all…there will never be another Marylyn, never be another Ava, never be another Rita, never be another Audrey, and there will never be another Grace. Give it up and stand…or dont….on your own merit.

  35. Molybdenum Studios says:

    Ohhhh kayyyy she’s a villainness with her blonde hair.

  36. xoxokaligrl says:

    “But let’s remember – Anne is actually a talented actress. And she’s one of the most respected actresses of her generation.”

    LOL

  37. VioletCrumble says:

    I can’t stand Hathaway. Thanks, Jo, for all your Great Grace Goss! I’d forgotten most of it. Talk about the PR machine of the day….

  38. Thora says:

    We don’t have Grace Kellys or anyone of the ilk anymore.Today’s celebs seem juvenile and shallow compared to the the icons from the golden years of Hollywood.

  39. Devlin says:

    I think Hathaway is a talented actress and I really don’t find her all that annoying (that’s a media construct anyway, so I prefer not to feed into it). I will throw my two cents into the comparison between Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway as actresses (since it was mentioned upthread). Jennifer Lawrence in my opinion, is a far better actress than Hathaway (theater training is great but not the last word on being a great actress). A great actress is believable in every role they play….they make you believe they are whatever character they are playing and they stir emotions (love, hate, sympathy, etc.,). I believe Lawrence as Agnes in The Poker House, Marianna in Burning Plain, as Ree in Winter’s Bone, Katniss and Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook.

  40. Devlin says:

    I’ll finish this up (for some reason my phone is not cooporating…ugh!). Anyway, Anne Hathaway has never left me with a wow, what a performance!, kind of feeling. Hathaway is talented, absolutely, but I have never been wowed by her. Another thing to consider (this is for Veronica and Amanda)…Jennifer Lawrence is only 22 years old and has been receiving critical praise since The Burning Plain when no one knew who she was (again, with little to no training…that’s extraordinary). So, the reason everyone praises Jennifer Lawrence as a great actress is because for someone so young and with little to no training, Lawrence gives moving, powerful performances.

  41. Bella says:

    PLEASE DONT DISGRACE GRACE KELLY.I WONDER IF ANNIE`S HUBBY LEFT HER YET,HE HAS TO BE SO TIRED OF HER EGO.

  42. donnadew says:

    Both Diane Kruger and Nicole Kidman are classically beautiful, much in the style of Grace Kelly. Neither has a giant honking nose big enough to throw a shadow on her upper lip like AnnE. I can’t look at Penelope Cruz for the same reason.