Anne Hathaway: “I really want to have a baby” (and an Oscar too, OK?!)

I mentioned this in the earlier Cameron Diaz post, but here it is again – this week’s Hollywood Reporter features an excellent “Actress Roundtable” – Naomi Watts, Helen Hunt, Sally Field, Amy Adams, Rachel Weisz, Marion Cotillard and Anne Hathaway, all sitting around and talking about work and Hollywood and their fears and such. There’s a lot of somewhat interesting information, but I’m just going to focus on Anne Hathaway in this post. You can read THR’s story here – I would recommend it! I think Rachel Weisz comes across the best, quite honestly. She seems comfortable in her own skin. As for Anne – look at what she’s wearing in these awful photos! The same horrible Marchesa dress that Kristen Stewart wore to the SWATH premiere months ago! I hated that dress on K-Stew, and I loathe it on Annie. Here are some highlights from Anne’s part of the discussion:

Anne’s biggest fear: “I always think I’m terrible. So it’s always a relief when I find out that I wasn’t. I’ve had roles where I realized that I was in way over my head — and that is my biggest fear. My biggest fear is overreaching. I have been in situations where I felt swamped, and it’s turned out really well; and I’ve had other situations where I’ve had to walk off the film after five minutes because I realized I was in way over my head.

Walking out of her films: “Yeah. I’ve had a couple of films that I just can’t watch. The experience that I’m thinking of — and I will not say which one — I tried to get out of it because I just knew from a technical standpoint I wasn’t going to have enough time to prep and I just talked myself into it. It was just too good of an opportunity to pass up and I thought, “I can get there, I can do this.” And when you don’t feel that you got there, it’s always going to just gnaw at you.”

On hosting the Oscars: “Oh, scars. I went into it with a lot of trust and a lot of hope, and I had a blast doing it. And I realized afterwards, I played to the house; it’s a 3,500-seat theater, so I was just shooting energy to the back of it and it was like a party! It was great! And I think it looked slightly manic and “hyper-cheerleadery” onscreen. But I have no regrets about doing it. Oh God, no [I didn’t watch a tape]! Whether or not it was an actual failure, it was perceived as a massive failure.”

Annie wants babies: “I really want to have a baby, and my husband and I are like, ‘Where are we gonna live?’”

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

So I guess Anne isn’t currently pregnant, but she will be soon enough? Here I was, thinking that she would make a baby bump part of her Oscar campaign! I guess not. Us Weekly’s sources say that Anne’s definitely got babies on the brain too, and that it should be happening soon. What I’m saying though is that she’s running out of time to use a potential pregnancy as part of Oscar campaign strategy – it’s almost December! Of course, she could be pregnant right now… and an announcement might come mid-January (in time for the Globes!). That might work.

Photos courtesy of THR.

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  1. Tuxedo Cat says:

    Honey, your BMI is too low right now. You’ll have to gain some weight before you will be able to get pregnant

  2. Amy says:

    Which film do you think she tried to get out of?

  3. KellyinSeattle says:

    I really don’t mind the dress, on Morticia Addams….she seems somewhat intelligent to me, though. I got my hair cut a bit like hers….it looks chic on her. Me? I’m trying to pull it off! :)

  4. Amelia says:

    Do you think the film she had to walk out of was One Day? It was the preparation from a technical standpoint that got me. Seeing as she bombed the Yorkshire accent.
    In the second picture I had to do a double take because Rachel Weiz looks a dead ringer for my Mum a decade ago!!

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Yeah, what other film was technical crap? She wasn’t horrible in One Day but I could see where she’d think it was sub-par. I’m not a native speaker of English and even I was bothered by that mess.
      Or maybe Becoming Jane but those are my top two guesses.

      • normades says:

        I think it was One Day because she got good reviews for Becoming Jane and likes to tell the story how she cried when she read the NY times review. One Day pretty much bombed on all fronts.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Ah, okay. Well, maybe that was me then, I was so bored by that movie and her accent sucked in that as well. She is talented and I usually enjoy watching her but please, no more Brit accents.

      • normades says:

        I didn’t mean that Becoming Jane was a great movie or that she was great in it (never saw it myself). My point was is that she is really proud of it so I doubt she would speak of it with regret (One Day def yes!).

      • frankly says:

        I would say “Brokeback Mountain” only because technically she was the worst thing in the movie. Also literally, figuratively, obviously, terribly and what the hell was going on there.

  5. Paula says:

    Hideous dress is hideous

  6. marie says:

    gah, that dress is awful and should be burned posthaste..

    • T.C. says:

      It was hideous on Kstew and hideous on Anne. Amy Adams looks the best in these pictures.

      Ask for Anne and her Babies Oscar campaign it’s going to get so old hearing her say the same thing over and over.

      • Liv says:

        It’s the same dress, isn’t it? Still horrible. And Anne came across like a try hard.

      • Amelia says:

        I just read the article and Anne comes across as really quite desperate. Very much a ‘people pleaser’, imo. Chiming in with odd comments here and there, it got very annoying.

      • Elle says:

        I thought Amy Adams and Rachel Weisz both looked the best and came across the least self-absorbed.

        Amy Adams seems like she refuses to campaign for an on Oscar though which is refreshing but also frustrating because I think the woman deserves one.

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        @ Elle: She will prob get one regardless, Christian Bale didn´t campaign and won, Michelle Williams campaigned hard and lost to Meryl Streep. I think she has good chances of winning this year, because she is well respected and already has been nominated, I think if it is up to her and Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress, she will win.

    • balehead2012 says:

      I have no idea how these Hollywood things go, so: how do you campaign for your Oscar? I mean, what do you do, that make people say your are campaigning and what do you ‘not’ do if you refuse?

  7. Tiffany27 says:

    Are these all women THR thinks will get award nominations? Is that why there are no WOC there?

    • normades says:

      It does seem that way. I’m rooting for Watts (best) and Adams (supporting).

      • Amy says:

        Same. Amy Adams will be going on her third or fourth nomination at this point. She’s so talented and was so …Lady MacBeth in The Master. Plus it’s a Miramax film and the Academy loves Paul Thomas Anderson.

    • Kate says:

      Has to be. Jennifer Lawrence is getting huge buzz. I’m sure she’ll be included in these future “roundtables.”

      I just can’t with Anne Hathaway. I try. I really do, but I just can’t. I’m dreading her in Les Mis. Sorry, she just doesn’t have the singing chops to pull it off.

      • normades says:

        I bet JL was invited and was too busy to attend.

        Nothing against JLaw but I hope Watts gets it because of her career. It’s too early for JLaw.

      • bns says:

        I agree with you on Anne. I’ve tried so hard to like her over the years, but ugh. And if she wins the Oscar this year, it’s only going to get worse.

  8. Miss Bennett says:

    Hideous dress. Isn’t this the same dress that Kristen Stewart wore to the SWATH premiere?

  9. Apples says:

    LMFAO. Post title is perfect.

  10. Evie says:

    She was complaining about privacy but sold her wedding pictures to a tabloid.

  11. smiley says:

    i dunno whats worse ,anne wearing marchesa or anne wearing a dress that was worn ages ago by kstew!

  12. ds says:

    Sally Field! I love her!

    • mln76 says:

      Me too!! I really hope she gets another Oscar!

    • KellyinSeattle says:

      I saw her on Katie Couric last night (ashamed that I watched it) – but I only did because Sally was on it. She was beautiful, gracious, down to earth, sweet, smart, and funny. The real enchilada…

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        Was just about to chime in Sally Field looks amazing here! So lovely, would be nice to see her win again, she might top her previous Oscar speech. I don’t mind if it’s her gushing, Anne Hathaway would be epically embarassing I bet if she won though,I just want to smack her for some reason. Cannot think of anything worse than her simpering and dying throughout a movie, ugh.

  13. LadyMTL says:

    I can’t stop staring at Marion Cotillard, she looks so elegant, especially when compared to that Marche-cr*p that Anne is wearing. I still don’t understand how anyone can consider their stuff to be wearable in any way but hey, I tend to go for minimalism in fashion.

    Anyway! I probably won’t see Les Mis because I’m just not that interested but I’d be surprised to see Anne get an Oscar for it, unless they greatly expanded Fantine’s role vs the novel.

    • Liv says:

      Yeah, but is she a bit dumb? Or is it just her trying to speak english? Seriously, she came across as pretty pretentious and dumb.

      • LadyMTL says:

        Part of it could be the language issue (I speak French and English and there definitely are things that can get lost in translation) but yeah, I see what you mean about the pretentious thing. Ah well, at least she still looks good, lol.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Marion and Rachel look interchangeable, IMHO…both very beautiful, just so similar-looking.

  14. Liane says:

    Helen Hunt looks beautiful. My eye keeps being drawn to her in these photos.

  15. carrie says:

    she won’t be pregnant soon,she’s going to work in the next Spielberg movie with Thor ‘s lead actor

    i think she’ll win an oscar for LES MIS and it seems Jessica Chastain has some chances for the next Bigelow war movie as lead actress

  16. margie says:

    I can’t believe Jessica Biel wasn’t invited! Now that she is in a movie with ScarJo and Helen Mirren she is a serious actress, right? Haha.

  17. Aria says:

    The Oscar campaign turns Anne H into an unsufferable desperate b*tch. The same happened 2 years ago with Natalie Portman. Last year with Michelle Williams. Don’t they have any self respect?

  18. Hannah says:

    The person I least want to win is always the one that wants it the most. It’s just some stupid award, why do they care so much? You would think they already get enough of an ego caressing in their line of work. It’s not like winning an Oscar is in anyway going to change Anne Hathaway’s career. She’s making enough money as it is, she is getting offered all the great roles (because she is actually very talented)… Just chill, love.

    AND that dress is an absolute atrocity!

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Because it is the end-all-be-all for this industry…at least for the majority of the people in it. If win or nominated, it follows them their whole life, “And here to present the nominees, 3-time Oscar Winner, Meryl Streep.” (not sure her #..just saying)…it’s a title they carry around forever. So when they feel close enough to possibly be nominated, some of them really overwork their PR for the gold.

    • Flo says:

      Well I think that 1) an oscar can open doors to really interesting roles. Although, some actors have done nothing with their Oscar (Halle Berry anyone?)
      2)the acknowledgement by your peers that you were good, that you did well, which is a pretty universal and human thingto want.
      I do agree though that I find those oscar campaigns often tasteless and desperate.

  19. ernie says:

    I watched the whole thing. She seized every opportunity to play the baby card. One of the first things she said was announcing how she hopes to join the ranks soon seeing as she was the only one without a kid there.

  20. ds says:

    But seriously, I hope she doesn’t get pregnant during the Oscar race cause she has this “Americas sweetheart” role in the media and woman who tries to get a baby just to get more visibility is just… I can’t even find the words. Oscar campaigns have been so transparent and boring these couple of years and we all know how it works. Can’t they think of something new?

  21. PrettyTarheel says:

    Can we discuss for a moment how healthy all these women look? Yes, they are very lean, but every single one of them appears to be reasonably healthy, including firm, but not skeletal arms, and even curves. Compared to some of the bony images that are put forth as desirable, this is great to see.
    And what’s disturbing is that I see enough media pushing skeletons that seeing meat on a woman’s arm (not fat, just muscle and skin) is something to be noticed and praised.

  22. Dana says:

    They couldn’t find a black actress to include there for the diversity… Oh wait, Hollywood fixed racism last year with The Help… Geez. Adams doesn’t work for me. Watts is good but she’s no Streep, her range is limited. Marion is overrated and in interviews she comes down like a french caricature. As for Anne, she tries too hard to please eveeeeerybody which only makes her more annoying. And she is genuinely nice but overcompensates for what… imaginary faults? Yeah, yeah… all actors are insecure and needy but still, you can fake not caring that much.. Look at Gosling, he’s a pro.

  23. Mira says:

    Good to see Helen Hunt.

  24. lily says:

    Oh god I’m so tired of Hathaway’s “I want to be a mother soon”. Please girl, next time try something different. And that Marchesa dress is juts plain hideous.

    • Elle says:

      Here’s the thing…. Anne just turned 30 and I do get that the mother instinct may be hitting her hard. I just turned 30 and I really feel it too and it hit me like lightening.

      That said, It’s obnoxious here because she is the youngest woman here and she is almost talking over the other women.

      Amy Adams has a 2 year old baby girl. Marion has a baby. Rachel has little kids. As opposed to talking over them…just listen. I don’t think Hathawat meant for it to come out so overbearing but it did.

      It’s why I still root for Adams to take the Oscar. I just think she is more “settled” and secure with herself. Anne will get there but her youth shows here.

  25. ShakenNotStirred says:

    Her blatant campaigning for an Oscar is annoying me. I almost don’t want her to win an Academy Award because of it. Hugh Jackman is the star of Les Mis but you wouldn’t know it.

  26. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    The baby card is so old and overused…what about “It was so touching to work with the victims who were truly affected by Hurricane Sandy…” or volunteering in a school, traveling to Africa/Indonesia to give to impoverished areas where they have limited access to water…there are about a million things that would sound just as credible and genuine (or even more so) than, ‘Cannot wait to have a baby.’ Come on.

  27. geekychick says:

    That dress is just so awful, I can’t concentrate on the article.

  28. Grace says:

    Skinny women can get pregnant any time they want. That body mass stuff is a total myth unless Anne is truly medically anorexic which she doesn’t appear to be. Her hair looks great but that dress is horrid.

  29. Suze says:

    That dress is ridiculously bad – could no one tell her that before she decided on it? Don’t actors have people to do that sort of thing?

    Marion Cotillard looks the most elegant, I think, but it’s probably due to her side bun. I have developed an unreasonable hatred of long, lanky hair hanging all over the top of an evening gown. (Obviously, this is not a problem with Anne, but her dress is so hideous it doesn’t need any other issues)

  30. BengalCat2000 says:

    The Academy Awards are still relevent? I’m getting so sick of celebrities talking about having children as if it is some grand acheivment. I don’t feel like less of a woman b/c I chose not to have children, in fact I feel like I’m doing the world a favor by not pro-creating.

  31. bns says:

    Rachel Weisz sh*ts on them all. I love her.

  32. eileen says:

    That dress is distracting. Everyone else is wearing nice muted styles to equally blend in with everyone…and then there’s Anne spread out on the floor in lace? Who put this shoot together??

  33. natalina says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Naomi Watts! Anne Hathaway is so stuck up, cant stand her

  34. Alana Fajina says:

    I HATE, LOATHE, DETEST that hair on her. Stop trying to make the pixie cut happen, ladies. It doesn’t look attractive, it’s not doing you any favors and we don’t take you More Seriously because of it. Ok, whew. Having said that, I really enjoy(ed) her in the princess diaries!! What else has she done, bc I never saw that movie where she got nude, I hate Batman flicks and you couldn’t pay me to watch a musical- I am kinda at a loss with her, but I think she always comes off as really sweet in interviews..

  35. alons-y alonso says:

    Rachel Weisz you sassy wonderful lady! XD

  36. Shoe_Lover says:

    could Anne suck up any harder?!

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  38. B says:

    I’m so tired of hearing people pining for babies.

  39. mimi says:

    Her hair is terrible. She could have worn a wig but she cut her hair off for an Oscar. She oozes desperation.