Anne Hathaway felt ‘punched in the gut, shocked & slapped’ during the ‘hate’

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I had forgotten how much I enjoyed a good Anne Hathaway press tour! In addition to covering the November issue of ELLE UK, Anne also covers the American edition of Harper’s Bazaar. The editorial blows. Sorry, Bazaar. Anne is pretty, but she’s styling-dependent and Bazaar styled her to look like some kind of Katy Perry-Audrey Hepburn hybrid – you can see the slideshow here. In the interview, Anne talks extensively about the 2013 awards season and all of the backlash against her twee-ness, Annie-ness and Oscar Biscuit. Here are some highlights:

Dealing with Hathahate: “What are we supposed to do—pretend like it didn’t happen? People treated me a certain way. But I’ve grown from it. This whole thing has made me a way more compassionate and loving person. And I don’t feel sorry for myself.”

The awards season for Les Mis: “I damaged my health during Les Mis, which I didn’t want to mention in case it seemed like I was courting sympathy,” she says. She was exhausted, flu-ridden, and frustrated about the lack of interest in the character and in the issue of sexual slavery. So when Hathaway won the award for Best Supporting Actress, she was “weirdly presentational. One of the things I’ve been accused of is being inauthentic. And they were right—but not for the reason they thought. I couldn’t tie this moment to what I really wanted to say. And that’s on me, because Lupita did it.”

Learning about the backlash: “Punched in the gut. Shocked and slapped and embarrassed. Even now I can feel the shame. I was in crisis. Now I’d be fine. I really would be. I’d let it roll off my back, but at the time I was still partly Fantine. I was still identifying with being a victim.”

The Oscar dress controversy: “I found a dress, like a month before. It was the most beautiful, reflective, shimmery dress—rainbows were going to dance off me.” However, the day before the ceremony, Hathaway was called by a tearful stylist’s assistant saying that the dress had already been worn. So she regrouped, choosing a gown by Valentino. “I love the house, and he’s my buddy. One of my favorite people in the entire world. It all made sense.” But that night, at Oscar rehearsals, her Les Misérables castmate Amanda Seyfried showed Hathaway her Alexander McQueen dress. “And it’s a lilac version of my dress. Two completely different designers.” At 10 o’clock the night before the Oscars, “I didn’t have a friggin’ dress, which I normally wouldn’t care about …” Long pause. “But I really needed a dress, and everybody hates me, and I just really needed a dress.”

Directors didn’t want her: “I had directors say to me, ‘I think you’re great. You’re perfect for this role, but I don’t know how audiences will accept you because of all this stuff, this baggage.’”

She’s not a vegan anymore: “I just didn’t feel good or healthy, not strong.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

There’s even more about the dress issues and all of that. I don’t know you guys… was it really that bad? Were people really like “OMG, Anne Hathaway is the worst person in the world”? No. They weren’t. Last year, we talked a lot about how she was trying too hard and how she was extra-annoying during the Oscar campaign. That’s it. It was a matter of degrees and I don’t get how an adult woman (she was 30 at the time) would feel “punched in the gut, shocked and slapped and embarrassed” because some people on the internet were like “settle down, chica, you’re embarrassing yourself.” And if her cardinal sin is that she’s dorky and try-hard and “not cool,” then just OWN THAT.

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Photos courtesy of ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI/Harper’s Bazaar.

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  1. gobo says:

    That’s some nice spin- talking about the “Hathahate” in the past tense in an effort to get people to think of it as something which is over and done with.

  2. Nur says:

    Well, if thats how you feel Anne, how about taking some steps yourself and say, not having your cover photo be one of blowing air kisses a la Lohan?

  3. krastins says:

    “but at the time I was still partly Fantine. I AM still identifying with being a victim.”

    There, fixed that for ya, Anne.

    • J.Mo says:

      You’re the best! Now can you fix her hair please?

    • Rocketmerry says:

      So true.
      Let’s translate that from Hathaspeech to English: “It is all your fault, public, I lost jobs because of you. Why can’t you just adore and worship the ground I walk upon?”. There.
      She’s learnt so much from last year’s debacle, has she not?

      • marthe says:

        thanks for the translation…

      • Sunny says:

        I think she is beautiful and talented. I really enjoy her on film but I hate her in interviews.

        She is a public figure and fairly or not that will engender some hate. Some of it is jealously and some of it is because some won’t vibe with her personality. It is her seemingly desperate need for approval that is off putting to me.

        I think she needs to do a better job at not letting the hate get to her. God, so many celebrities have more hate directed to them all the time. Look at Gwenth…

    • LadyMTL says:

      Krastins, you took the words right out of my mouth. There’s no past tense with her, at least not yet. (And I say this as someone who actually likes her as an actress).

  4. MyHiddles says:

    Her PR team did a good job telling her which points to hit and how to play them. Still hate her though.

  5. danni says:

    i have to say …..even if you left veganism…dont talk about it….it doesnt do you good

    • EEV says:

      I’m not sure I understand this comment… can you elaborate a bit more? (asking sincerely)

      • Sam says:

        She talked a while ago about switching to a vegan diet to get ready for Les Mis. However, she ticked people off because it wasn’t like she got into shape. She did it to basically starve herself into looking like a plague victim. So she didn’t really do any good pr for vegans. So they started hating her for that. At least that’s how I understood it.

      • danni says:

        she’s probably trying to get people identify with here.
        even if she isn’t a vegeterian anymore, she doesnt need to mention it. because you dont earn points for it.

      • EEV says:

        Cool, thanks! I went vegan for 4 years and actually *gained* weight. I was also boxing competitively – needless to say, I felt pretty strong. :) Guess it wasn’t the same for Anne, especially if she did it just to lose weight.

    • Tiffany27 says:

      I have friends who have been vegan for years and are the epitome of health. I wonder if her body just couldn’t handle it? She sounds like she was trying to lose weight instead of be healthier.

      • Eve says:

        Like Sam commented above, she went the Hollywood version of “vegan” in order to starve herself the “healthy way”, rather then maintain a heathy body weight through with other alternatives that the vegan diet offers you.

      • Marianne says:

        You can be pretty healthy as a vegan. Maybe she wasn’t doing enough research on what legumes/vegetables are good for protein etc.

      • Becky1 says:

        Some people don’t do well with certain types of diets while others flourish. I have a friend who’s a vegetarian because she doesn’t feel well after eating meat while another person I know feels weak if she doesn’t eat meat a few times a week. What works for some people may not work for others. I’m sure there are many healthy vegans out there who feel and look great but it’s not for everyone.

      • Jag says:

        She was doing vegan wrong. Just look up Frank Medrano to see how incredibly strong he is, and you’ll see that getting enough vegan nutrition can definitely do the body good.

        Of course, I do agree that some people are better as omnivores.

        Signed,
        An omnivore who would love to live as a fruitivore. lol

    • decorative item says:

      She just didn’t do it properly. I’ve seen a lot of people make the mistake of going veg/vagan without doing the reserch to find out how to balance the diet ensuring that they get the right amount of protein, calcium and iron in particular. It takes a lot more work than just giving up certain foods.

  6. Lindy79 says:

    Oh dear.
    She’s making it worse…

    • Jenns says:

      Seriously.

    • allons-y alonso says:

      In the immortal words of Lana Kane: “Yup!”

    • jammypants says:

      I was just thinking the same thing. Ignoring the hate would have been better for her.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree. People got annoyed because she was overdoing it. She won, she disappeared for a while. People got over it. Dredging it all up again and talking about identifying as a victim? Not helping.
      I like her as an actress, quite a bit actually, but maybe she just needs to not do press.

    • sigh((s)) says:

      Right? cringeworthy. Just shut. Up. AnnE.

  7. Tiffany27 says:

    Lord, she has no chill. Relax girl. Let it goooo.

  8. Kiddo says:

    Okay, YES, everyone was brutal. And YES, she was beyond insufferable. Not sure if both were in equal parts. I was glad when she went away for awhile, and both ceased. Bringing up an excuse for her behavior is only going to be a catalyst for round 2 of the same shite. This isn’t helping her at all. Didn’t she already say how much she suffered for the role, leading up to the Oscars?

    Also: Hey there! Your second tier links’ photo is workin’.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree. I think that she was irritating, but at the same time, it wasn’t like she was out there committing crimes and being a danger to society. There are worse things than being irritating.

      That being said…She’d be so much better off to just move on. Don’t talk about how you are different now, just BE different. People would realize it soon enough on their own after they say “You know, I’ve read three articles with Anne Hathaway recently, and she wasn’t nearly as grating as she was during the Oscar season last year”. Let people discover your change organically, Anne, if there has been any change.

      • Kiddo says:

        No doubt. I don’t know anything about her being a psychopath. But let’s be real. Some of the most grinding and damaging things in life are the chronic and ever present dings to the body. Those long commutes day in and day out. That guy at work who won’t shut up about himself and thinks he’s entitled to everything, he’s the best, and believes you should see this. Constant noise pollution. It wasn’t like she was a heart attack, within that context, she was the salt DAY after DAY and the noise pollution. lol Give it a rest. Then when the movie won for some other category she jumped all over the stage like it was her second Oscar.

        Just say, “Wow, in retrospect I realize I was unreasonably OVER THE TOP. I was hurt by the comments, I’ve moved on.” And do not repeat it.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I think she should hire you for PR, kiddo. She make it a lot easier on herself!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I agree it was pretty brutal, like I can’t look at her insipid face anymore. It would have hurt me, too. I also agree that disappearing for awhile and then just moving on would have been a smarter move. She says she doesn’t feel sorry for herself, but it comes off that she does.

      • Kiddo says:

        Some how, I couldn’t imagine you behaving this way in the first place. But I agree, people can take it to an entirely different level on the internet, where it is harassment and stalking. That said, the moralizing wing of ‘speak no evil on celebs’ is over the top, too.

    • mia girl says:

      I like Anne (with a small “e” – thank you very much), think she is a good actress and I liked her Les Miz performance… but yes, @Kiddo “spectacle” – which you used downthread, is a good word for her Oscar campaign.

      It was like a perfect storm that just seemed to fuel upon itself. It’s like she doubled down on everything and it was a little scary to watch her not know/be advised she needed to dial it down. And as her intensity built, so did the hate proportionally. For anyone to say the hate didn’t reach high levels is just not true. I would feel horrible if I read that kind of stuff about me. I can’t fault her for saying that. But don’t bring it up again chica!!

      And this cover does her no favors… being all “kissy” and even the eye-rolling headline “Kiss and make up” only reminds us of Oscar AnnE.

      Move on and let us go back to Anne

    • Bridget says:

      Yes, she was annoying. We can all agree on that.

      But good lord, people were and are MEAN about it. And I’m actually a little surprised it’s being shrugged off – the backlash that woman got was intense and personal. Could you imagine if these comments were about you? It really would be like a slap in the face.

      • gefeylich says:

        Aw, the poor thing. Sorry; the attitudes toward AnnE weren’t “backlash” – they were a genuine response to someone who absolutely does not deserve her fame and high profile because she’s a crap actress and has an utterly phony, totally self-conscious and self-aggrandizing public personality (God only knows what’s she’s like when the mics and cameras are turned off).

        She and her PR people are trying to style this public dislike as “injustice” and “jealousy,” but that just makes her seem like an even bigger tool. Put up or shut up, Hathaway, and be glad you’ve come this far on so little.

      • judyjudyjudy says:

        totes agree

  9. Lisa says:

    She always does too much, tries too hard. She can say that she’d be fine with more hate–that’s such bs. LOL.

  10. Talie says:

    Wow. I do feel for her — knowing people hate you so hard has to sting. But she did just keep playing into it and then the real story was that she freaked on Amanda Seyfried and wanted her to change dresses, but Amanda is endorsed by Givenchy, so…

    • Luciana says:

      I think Amanda’s dress was Alexander McQueen’s. I applaud Amanda for not having her dress changed. You can’t have it all, Anne! I mean the dress and the Oscar.

  11. Eve says:

    I don’t know what it is but she has one of those annoying faces/personalities that can irritate you, I can’t put my finger on it exactly. Maybe because her face/personality comes across as one who is “I am oh so sweet, innocent and fun but can turn to a real b@tch when you least expect it if you cross me”. She looks like the type that would bake you cupcakes and backstab you in the back with a smile, at the same time. Other than that, I don’t mind her or hate her lol.

    • Kiddo says:

      Or simply put, in the words of Holden Caulfield, “She’s a phony”?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        But does that mean women with “sweet” faces can’t indulge in the full range of adult emotions? That sweet looking people must always act sweet, or else they are fake?

        Sometimes people put too much obligation on the features of a face, especially when it comes to women (“bitch face” etc).

      • Kiddo says:

        I said nothing about her features, Tiff.

        I was responding to Eve, but I do think she (Anne) is disingenuous as a person. Do I hate her? No. Do I like her? Not really. Is she pretty? Yes.

      • mia girl says:

        You all might call me crazy, but I think the haircut was a game changer.

        First because we had to hear about her bravery for cutting it on camera. But aside from that, and I’m not sure I can truly articulate why, but her longer hair always seemed to softened her expressions/features (including her neck)… which can become quite animated when she is in her more intense “need to please/need for praise” mode. She put things in hyperdrive during her Oscar campaign and with this short hair, her face somehow just seemed more, I don’t know, needy + smug?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        My comment was kind of a mash up response to you and Eve, but probably should have been directed more at Eve.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        @mia girl
        Totally agree about the hair. I watched The Devil Wears Prada again a few nights ago, and she was so much more likable and soft with longer hair. Not that I’m shallow or anything. Lol

    • minime says:

      “she looks like the type that would bake you cupcakes and backstab you in the back with a smile, at the same time.”

      LOL That’s the best description ever!! :)
      I have nothing against her, but I can’t watch her movies either. I don’t think she has the range as an actress and sincerely I would hope that she stays away from classic characters like the Cat woman.

      @ Tifanny
      I understand what you say and in part agree (specially the bitch face), but I don’t think it applies to her. AH tries to push on that image of a sweet nice Disney princess, what can be extremely annoying coming from an adult successful woman. I think also because it does seem fake and over rehearsed. Both Mila Kunis and Amanda Seyfried have those kind of “facial features” but don’t project “cupcake” personalities and are still pretty “loved”.

    • Miffy says:

      ‘The real life Rachel Berry’ – Michael K, best description of Anne Hathaway I ever read.

      He hit the nail on the head. She is a woman in her 30′s still desperate for a gold star. Yes, sweetie, you’re the best, you did a great job, everyone ever loves you, now sit the f*ck down.

  12. Abbicci says:

    I’m going to give her this one. The hate was usual internet crap but it was also wrapped up in crotch shot photos. That got her my sympathy.

    And honestly, Jared Leto was as equally as try hard but since he doesn’t have ovaries he was just playing the game while she was a twee, try hard conniving royal twatness.

    • Jessica says:

      Anne’s campaigning was annoying, no doubt. But I found Jared’s to be much more offensive. Especially with so many accounts of how disgusting and horrible he can be. The nice guy act he put on for the months leading up to the Oscars was a joke.

    • RobN says:

      Plenty of time, and reasons, to dislike them both.

    • ava says:

      Good point about Leto. I’ve always sort of found her face/voice a bit annoying but didn’t dislike her or anything. BUT when I read that she was insisting on being called “Ms. Hathaway” and supposedly having her assistant tell flight attendants not to speak directly to her, etc. (not sure if it was true or not) that’s when the hate started for me.

  13. happymama says:

    Too much haterade being thrown at this chick. She’s an actress. She supposed to be dramatic. We expect our entertainers to be a moral voice, an intelligent perspective, and the epitome of grace and class. These people dress up and play pretend. Maybe if we stopped idolizing them they wouldn’t feel the need to meet our unrealistc expectations as well. It goes both ways, folks. If we don’t want feel pressured to look perfect like the girl on the magazine cover why do we pressure the girl on the cover to be perfect? She’s a human being and all of her mistakes are plastered for the world to see. There is a high price to pay for fame. Sip some kool-aid. Be nice, people.

    • An says:

      Didn’t you hear? We’re only nice and compassionate when it comes to people we like here. 😒

      • happymama says:

        Hilarious…love it. A lot of celebs seem a bit annoying to me. Think people take the hate to unhealthy levels. They are still people and we are all looking for love and approval in some way or another from something or somebody. Would hate to be the subject of public discussion.

    • Kiddo says:

      I’m going to have to strongly disagree on this point, especially in regard to this particular situation. There was no massive worship, I think that’s what she wanted, and THAT accounted for her desperation for praise. She was overexposed and made a spectacle of herself.

      FWIW as an aside: I can’t think of any celebrity that is worth “worshiping”.

      • happymama says:

        I hear ya. I feel for her. She needs the applause and attention. Being needy and wanting attention aren’t the worst things people can be. It’s all part of that industry and it seems hard not to get sucked up in the praise cycle. The highs are so high that the lows must be hard to deal with. High price for fame. To have everyone criticizing you must be a bitch.

      • Kiddo says:

        I don’t disagree, but doesn’t she have any people to bounce stuff off of? And if she is that desperate, is this the best career choice?

    • Nerdmomma says:

      What an amazing comment, happymama. I agree wholeheartedly.

      I want to add that hate is a strong word to use for a woman who “tried too hard.” What is so wrong with trying hard? That phrase is my new pet peeve. I guess I “try hard” in my chosen career. Glad it’s not entertainment.

      • Kiddo says:

        It’s not the trying hard in her craft, it was the trying hard in getting unlimited praise. And if the people weren’t doing it enough for her, she was going to do it herself. It played as unhinged desperation. If you watched the whole thing unfold, it gave you a serious case of second-hand embarrassment.

      • happymama says:

        Thanks for the positivity! If the spotlight showed how annoying it is for my family and friends to deal with me at times I’d be embarrassed to leave the house. Seems like people are too harsh considering the circumstances. Wanting to be noticed is a is a common trait of most actors. Unless she’s kicking puppies there doesn’t seem to be a need to bash this gal. She seems harmless.

      • Kiddo says:

        I don’t hate her, first off. Secondly, she was INCREDIBLY annoying, so much so that I didn’t want to see her, wanted her to go away, and that right there is not a good thing for an actress. She came across as disingenuous, clingy and yet highly manipulative in this agenda for constant praise and attention. If she can’t keep that crap on the down low, how good of an actress is she exactly?

    • decorative item says:

      People aren’t like this with everyone, they just don’t like her very much.
      Although, I do agree with you that people worship famous people far too much. Actors have, historically speaking, been classified as one step above prostitutes and were considered vapid mockers excisting only for entertainment but never for advice.
      I don’t necessarily feel this way about all of them, but there are plently that fill the bill.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I REALLY liked what you wrote here:
      “If we don’t want feel pressured to look perfect like the girl on the magazine cover why do we pressure the girl on the cover to be perfect?”

      Brilliant.

    • Sozual says:

      I would suggest people start watching documentaries on the music business and movie business. THE OSCAR CAMPAIGN IS A CAMPAIGN. The awards if played right can boost a person’s business opportunities. IT IS A CAMPAIGN, working for people’s votes. Unless you actually got up to compete in anything to move up in your career you wouldn’t know about all that. If people had a true love for the arts they wouldn’t be so disrespectful.

      • Sozual says:

        Gossip sites are not reality. The amount of people that read these things is far less than the internet community. People are either gossiping to their friends about people they don’t know or do know. Maybe they just don’t have the time or see the need to type every negative thought out on the internet. Some people just might not be gossipers, they have better things to do. Facebook and youtube have 500 mill or so users. They could all buy tabloid magazines or read gossip sites. They don’t. Gossip magazines don’t come anywhere near magazines that deal in a specific interest.

        To add, I was seeing so many male entertainers in NYC when I first got to the Big Apple. Jay -Z, when I thought he was down to earth. Jake Gyllenhaal and the list goes on. Anne was my first lady big time entertainer. I saw her when she was doing one of her films in Grand Central Station. Everyone was waving at her on the train, filming her, one texted her mother to say she was watching her on set, and folks were calling her beautiful. She waved bye to us until we were completely out of the station. She has fans and people that enjoy her work. I for one remember watching her as a kid on the Princess Diaries.

      • happymama says:

        Good to point that out, Sozual. It’s an industry. There’s much more going on behind the scenes than most people are aware of.

    • happymama says:

      Thanks for your nice reply! This is my gossip escape. I come here for the comments because they are usually intelligent, insightful and hilarious. Felt dismayed by some of the overly negative commentary going on. Have a good one!

    • Rice says:

      Thanks for this comment, Happymama. I happen to really like Anne and I never understood the hatred for her. She campaigned for an Oscar like every other celebrity and it paid off.

      • happymama says:

        Thanks, Rice! I’m not a huge fan however it just seems that people are lashing out at her for coming across as needy or trying to hard. There are worse things to be and most of us can identify with both of those traits she is getting bashed for. Have a good one!

    • minime says:

      I like that your comment is so full of positiveness…but I would like to add something.
      I think that using “hate” is too much of a strong word against someone we don’t personally know or that has done no crime. Still, people can have an opinion and usually that’s also what feed this celebrity world. Like others said I think she was expecting to be adored and that didn’t happen and she just continued pushing with the PR and that did the opposite of what she wanted. I also have the opinion that she’s not a good actress and that is my biggest pet peeve about her, although I’m sure many disagree and I respect it (still, i will avoid watching movies with her). I’m all about gender equality, therefore I will as much criticize some actor I don’t like as I will do the same to an actress.

      @ Sozual:
      I am in a career (I guess many are) where people do a lot of campaigning to get better positions and opportunities, but most of the times (like in the Oscar campaign) people campaign their persona and not their work. I refuse to do that and I have no respect either for those who do it. One think is to make connections and expose your work but another is to expose yourself and kiss ass to achieve something. People can do it as much as they want but I also reserve my right to not respect them for that.

    • supposedtobeworking says:

      good points, and I agree with many of your statements, especially about criticizing (for me, especially about things people can’t change).
      Except that I don’t think that most of the criticism was for her beauty, but her behaviour. And as a society we do tend to influence ‘acceptable’ behaviour with encouragement or scorn. The way she behaved was quite coquettish, and I think that the backlash was to the seemingly inauthentic need fro validation and admiration, instead of the appreciation of validation and admiration, if it came her way.

    • Miffy says:

      Good points. I completely agree that there’s far too much expectation and stock put into the opinions of entertainers. How on earth did we get to a point where people who recite lines for a living are viewed as some kind of moral compass? Yet, here we are.

      • happymama says:

        Exactly. These people are paid to pretend to be something they are not. That’s it. They shouldn’t be held to a standard that being good at pretending makes them equipped and capable to be a moral authority on any topic whatsoever beyond acting. If we want better answers to social issues we should ask those whom might be better at providing those answers with their real world experience to help. Teachers, scientists, social workers, etc. For example, asking a kid who can’t spell the word feminism much less comprehend that it simply means that women shouldn’t be treated as less than because they aren’t men just keeps us spinning in circles. Then everyone will go in to criticize and attack their answers and their character and intelligence. We put these people on a pedestal and curse them for falling off of it. She’s a dramatic actress who went overboard and looked silly. She lives in a bubble and couldn’t see how she was coming off. I’ve done worse.

    • Serenity says:

      Thank you Happymama, a voice of reason! Thanks for that nice post :)

  14. OhDear says:

    Eh, she’s right. The hate was over the top, esp. given that she didn’t really do anything that was that objectionable. And it’s probably hard for someone, even that person isn’t as sensitive as AH seems to be, to read comment after comment, article after article, saying how much she sucks as a person. That being said, she’s a public figure who chose to be a public figure, so I’m glad to see that at least she’s trying to get over the haterade thrown at her.

    • happymama says:

      Fo’ real. She doesn’t seem like someone I’d have a beer with yet she’s not doing anything to deserve this much hate. I would buy you a beer because you seem like a chill person who can think outside the box. Have a good one!

    • vavavoom says:

      I totally agree. There were some comments that went too far. She didn’t do anything horrible. If she annoyed you, fine. But the bully gang mentality took it to another level with her, and regardless of what you think of her dream, she was living it and why take that away from her? It’s selfish and ridiculous. It’s not like she’s Chris Brown. Heck, he gets more respect for his ‘talent’ than Anne H seems to.

      Glad she’s strong enough to get over it.. or at least tell herself she is. I’m sure that shiny oscar and all her money helps a little…….. ;)

      • happymama says:

        Amen to that. Good way to put it. She shouldn’t give a crap about others think and enjoy that $$$. Guess it’s easier said than done and we all want to be liked, and even more so for entertainers. Good thing I’m not an actor-too much baggage and the rumors would be flying. All true, of course! Have a good one!

  15. littlestar says:

    Anne really reminds me of one of my close friends. A lovely intelligent person, but absolutely NO self-awareness. Like zero clue on how she comes across to other people. She doesn’t realize her over the top me me me’ness can be a turnoff to people. I do feel somewhat bad for her, but I’m surprised that she didn’t take this year off from the press to genuinely self-reflect. I guess she isn’t capable of it, because that article doesn’t sound like she really understood why she got all the “hate” that she did.

    • Kiddo says:

      Yeah, she’s kind of inviting round two, and it’s sad, really.

      Also THIS: “and frustrated about the lack of interest in the character and in the issue of sexual slavery.”

      She’s shading audiences in their lack of concern, or intelligence, to recognize an important issue, rather than maybe assessing that her role, or her persona might have had something to do with the lack of interest. Has she started some worldwide foundation on the sex slave industry?

      She’s still looking for more kudos and everyone is stupid. The end.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Maybe instead of telling the Hollywood Reporter that she had to stop eating, she could’ve talked about sexual slavery. Or maybe wrote an Op-Ed or something. Or mentioned it in her GG/Oscar speech.

      • Kiddo says:

        There’s not enough ME in that.

      • littlestar says:

        That’s the other thing I thought WTF to: “and frustrated about the lack of interest in the character and in the issue of sexual slavery.” The Anne-mania during her Oscar campaign was intense, every day there was something new out there about her. And not ONCE did I read anything about her talking about sexual slavery. Who is she trying to fool? She is full of crap.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I do find it really odd that she was upset that people weren’t focusing on sexual slavery, and yet she herself didn’t mention it UNTIL her award speech. (I could be wrong on that point, feel free to correct me).

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @littlestar
        I think she said 1-2 sentences about it. Basically a throw away comment. I can’t remember when–I’m inclined to think a short period before the awards season began, but I’m not sure. But she definitely did not go into it in detail like she could’ve. One thing she could’ve done was gone on Anderson Cooper’s show–I remember watching Angelina’s interview when she did ITOLBAH….that would’ve been cool.

        In other news (in case you wanted to know)–my mom just finished her chemo–and she’s back home after being apart from us since July (I was with her in July/August). but she’s only home until Thursday, then she’s going back down to Chicago to get her radiation treatment for seven weeks.

      • Kiddo says:

        Wow @Virgilia Coriolanus, That’s a long haul of treatment. How is she handling it? [hugs] Is she holding up physically and emotionally?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        VC – sending loving, positive thoughts to you and your mother.

      • littlestar says:

        Virg – thanks for the update on your mom, I’ve been wondering how you and your family is doing. That sucks that she has to go all the way to Chicago for treatment :( . But hopefully the next 7 weeks will go quickly and your mom will be home and healthy! *hugs*

      • holly hobby says:

        Exactly. She never mentioned this topic until she won her precious Oscar. After she thanked everyone under the sun, she made throw away sentence about sex slavery and we haven’t heard about it since until now. Annie, you should listen to Garry Marshall, stop trying to sound deep. Just talk about the movie!

  16. Sam says:

    The part about the dress was ridiculous. If she had stood in front of a mirror, she would have seen that the dress’s darts created some, uh, unflattering visuals. It was not a good dress. I find it really, really hard to believe that as a nominee she could not find a flattering dress. Personally, I was shocked that the design and styling people allowed her to walk out that way, since it was their name on it. Her hair was not good that night either. She should just own the bad fashion choices she’s made – everyone else does. This “oh, it wasn’t my fault” stuff gets old. You picked a bad look, it happens.

    • Luciana says:

      And she fired them. I think her stylist was Rachel Zoe.

    • holly hobby says:

      She blamed the haterade on the fact that she couldn’t get a dress! I rolled my eyes back so far it’s permanently back there. Lady, you have money and fame. I’m sure any of those designers would have a dress for you. She associated not being able to get a dress because people hated her. Ugh. Stop talking. Go away, grow back your hair. I liked you better when you had long hair. When she cut her hair off, they must have cut common sense out too.

  17. Mischa Jane says:

    Yes, people really were that bad. The hate and mockery of her was pretty intense then. I remember reading that she was miffed about the dress issue (Amanda having a similar one), which was all rumor, but this interview kind of confirms that was a little bit true.

    I hate this cover. Given the image problems she’s had recently, Bazaar dropped the ball making her do the kissy-face pose and then actually putting it on its cover.

    • Shantal says:

      Seriously. The criticism leveled at Anne Hathaway at that time was not as innocuous as this article claims.

  18. Ana says:

    For some reason I could never stand her. I think it was around the time when her scammy husband was let loose on Hollywood.

  19. Sarah says:

    Oh no, someone else wore her favourite rainbow-dancing dress before she could get the chance to wear it… and she has managed to move past that?

  20. Rhiley says:

    I wonder if part of the tipping point didn’t happen when her one big scene in the film was spoofed, not by Saturday Night Live, but some unknown actress who sang wonderfully and perfectly nailed AnnE’s behavior during the Oscar campaign. On the outside what could Anne do but laugh along with us, but I bet on the inside, she was crying her heart out. The spoof of her Fontaine deserved the Oscar. It was fantastic.

  21. serena says:

    Oh come on, there’s so much more to say.. And about the dress.. she couldn’t find a better dress, even on a short notice? Really? Instead she wore that nipple-tastic bland dress and flashed her biscuit.. nope, still not convinced.

    She’s still playing the victim and that pisses me off.
    By the way I like the photoshoot but that blowing-kisses pose should be banned- I hate when ladies do that (reminds me of a certain crackhead).

  22. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    I just came off of the Angelina Jolie post. Now Angie–love her or hate her–has had some pretty vitrolic rants/thoughts/words (yes, I’m aware about how redundant I’m being) aimed at her for YEARS. And she’s never said anything *close* to this.

    Yet AnnE’s having this hissy fit because some people on the internet told her to dial it back, and called her out for being annoying and attention seeking (especially when she was hugging up on Amanda Seyfried during the producer’s speech at the GG’s, or when she interrupted said producer right after she did her own speech, for her own win)?!?!!!!

    And all of this makes me think back to that Italian boyfriend of hers. She got away scot free on that. Seriously. I only knew about it because I read about it on this site’s archives. Just imagine if the tabloids had gone after her for months, years about what her boyfriend did, and her (???) culpability in the whole thing (not saying she was or wasn’t, but tabloids can spin things)……until her image was of a golddigger who had no issues accepting the money, the yachts, the diamonds, the apartments from said shady dude up until said shady dude got arrested. THEN she’d have something to complain about.

    And omg, you should’ve seen how tryhard she was during that Oscar roundtable she did back in 2008. Anne has not changed one iota. It wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t so smug. I don’t know how Brad, RDJ, and Mickey Rourke did it. I know how Rourke did it–he had his freaking sunglasses on the entire time.

    And the whole ‘I had health issues because of starving myself’…yeah, I don’t feel bad for her. She spent the entire pre-awards season talking about how she wasn’t gonna talk about how she lost the weight…….before talking about how she starved herself in Vogue (or whatever high profile magazine it was).

  23. LA says:

    I don’t know, y’all. I just read the comments here, and I’ve gotta say, if I read this stuff about myself? I would feel shocked, gut-punched, etc. I get that she’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but the fact is that people DO toss a shit-ton of shade her way. Should she thicken her skin? Sure. But it’s not like she’s making it up, either.

  24. Marianne says:

    I really like the cover photo. The actual photoshoot itself feels uninspired though.

  25. Lempicka says:

    I do feel everybody, me included in my head, was very harsh on her.
    Its always the try-too-hards that are being picked on extra bad because you kind off loose respect for them.
    Nevertheless whining now doesnt make it better Anne, it just creates a cycle again.

  26. emmie_a says:

    Rainbows were going to be dancing off her? BARF. She should just shut up bc everything I read about her makes me dislike her even more.

  27. Sarah says:

    I really think it was her fake “SURPRISE!!!!” at her wins. They were all wildly predicted and had she lost, that is when she and everyone else should have been surprised. There is an element of surprise that is OK – “As much as I wanted this I never dreamed I would actually get this award….” Then, there is the fake “Oh I am surprised….I had no idea!” which is what she did speech after speech after speech. You cannot be that surprised by the time the Oscars roll around. And honestly, her Oscar speech was the least annoying of them all.

    • Artimis says:

      I dunno about the Oscar speech being the least annoying – every time I think of ‘It came true!’ I want to vomit up my own kidney. :D

      • holly hobby says:

        Yes the baby doll voice annoyed me the most. If you watch her interviews circa Princess Diaries, she talked just like a normal person. All of a sudden she starts acting like a church mouse during awards season? Honey, please!

        Also I think she is the worse Fantine. She can barely sing and her acting wasn’t up to snuff. Face it, she got the award for losing weight and shaving her head.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @holly hobby
        I don’t think Anne is all that talented, to be honest. She has had a handful of roles that made her push the envelope of her talent, but other than that she’s been in films that anyone could’ve done–and what’s worse is that she was mediocre in them. I’ve never came out of a Anne Hathaway movie and said ‘WOW, that movie was sh-t, but Anne was amazing. WOW, no one else could’ve played that better than Anne’…..for me, she’s a step above ‘meh’. She’s watchable, but she has no chemistry. At all. You need a little something to distinguish you from the rest. She doesn’t have that.

  28. Cheryl says:

    This woman is not pretty in the inside. She wants us to fix it by not noticing?

    • maybeiamcrazy says:

      She is ugly inside? It is such a big and unfair assumption to make about someone you don’t know. The article says that the hate wasn’t that bad but comments make it clear that it was/is insane. Chill out people! She is just an actress, i really don’t get how she revokes this kind of reaction from people and i don’t even like her.

  29. Artimis says:

    She and Taylor Swift come from the Coquette School of Passive-Aggressive Twee Little Victim-Princesses. I’d have more respect for her if she came out and said ‘You know what? I wanted an Oscar and I did what I had to do to get it. So shove it.’

    • Kiddo says:

      ^THANK YOU^.

    • Steph says:

      I disagree. Yes,I do think Taylor Swift is extremely passive aggressive and does not warrant all of the accolades for her talk-singing and tweeny songs,but Anne Hathaway is truly talented.

      Her singing voice is a hundred times better than Taylor Swift and she is a great actress. Taylor actually auditioned for a role in Les Mes and did not make the cut. Taylor to me is all smoke and mirrors,a purely manufactured Tween star but Hathaway has real talent and depth. The girl can also dance.

    • Pat says:

      There’s a special place in hell for you for saying that…. LOL

  30. pirategirl says:

    I guess I’m alone in this, but I don’t have a problem with her, think she is beautiful and her short hair is refreshing. It looks fine on her features as did the long hair. Don’t see the big issue with her. *shrugs*

    • vavavoom says:

      Not alone. She is beautiful and talented. Harmless really.

    • Hissyfit says:

      This. I think she is very talented and very beautiful! She was so hot as cat woman in that last batman movie.

      And I don’t see anything wrong with her wanting an Oscar. It’s the highest award anyone in her profession can get. Why is it wrong to want it?

  31. Hiddlesgirl85 says:

    Just my two cents, but it seems like we are all attacking (mildly for some) Anne again. Are we all really going to sit here and act like the hate Anne was receiving in 2013 wasn’t intense?? It was INSANE. Everyone was trash talking her. So, it’s unfair to now respond as if Anne is being dramatic about it. She even mentioned during her interview that she lost out on roles (potentially) because of all the hate — so yes it was intense; at least to the point where her career was even negatively affected.

    Anne can never win … !

    • Steph says:

      I agree. I actually don’t recall another time where there seemed to be way too much negativity directed at an academy award nominated actress.

    • Luciana says:

      Which roles did she lose? I don’t remember.

      • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

        @Luciana: From the article:

        Directors didn’t want her: “I had directors say to me, ‘I think you’re great. You’re perfect for this role, but I don’t know how audiences will accept you because of all this stuff, this baggage.’”

    • alex_r says:

      Thank you for saying this. The hate for her was that strong. It’s easy for us to forget it and brush it aside because it didn’t happen to us but she was the target. Of course, it’s not easy for her to forget.

  32. Steph says:

    I really think Anne needs to stop reading gossip and entertainment sites. She is becoming paranoid and neurotic. I think Anne is extremely analytical and she thinks too much and she cares too much about what every single person thinks about her.

    Anne is a very talented gal,she just needs to Chillax and act and collect her million$ paychecks. Lighten up Anne! The majority of people in the world believe you are quite talented.

  33. Kolby says:

    I think this is the best she’s ever looked. No comment on the interview.

  34. jane16 says:

    One thing i miss about my youth was the beautiful magazine covers with the gorgeous super models. Back then then, the major beauty mags used actual models and celebs were a rarity, like an occasional treat. Now they are crammed down our throats and actresses and famewhores who aren’t even remotely beautiful are constantly on mag covers, that used to be works of art. Now they’re just dumb…like this one.

    Re: Anne, I do think she has a lot of talent, but not really interested in the rest of the article.

  35. St says:

    I don’t think that she truly understands why people don’t like her.

  36. sparrow says:

    The Oscars never seemed more irrelevant, self-congratulatory and OTT than when Anne Hathaway was standing on the stage whispering “It came true”. Honestly, it’s great getting recognition for your work – the corporate world has similar industry ceremonies, workplaces have employees of the month, etc. – but accepting an acting award with a faux in awe-ness whilst trying your very last-minute best to connect it to graver issues of the world (sexual slavery) in order to make said award moire poignant or relevant makes me so much more aware of how completely unnecessary and wasteful the Oscar hype is. Anne Hathaway brought home how semi-nonsensical it is to be moved to such levels by a gold statue given for essentially playing a made-up person in an altered reality. Yes, it’s art, and art is important – but it shouldn’t be to the scale that Anne Hathaway made it seem.

    My favorite actors are the ones who make light of it all in their speech and make it come across that “Yeah this is awesome for me, but that’s it really” (Tilda Swinton!). Because quite frankly it seems really wrong to see so much money spent on dresses, hosts, TV, all to watch a bunch of famous people be congratulated for contributing to an industry that, yes, entertains and sometimes teaches us, but does not exactly have an impact on the level that doctors, researchers, physicists, environmentalists do, all of whom most of the time have very few opportunities to be congratulated and an even smaller audience to thank.

    Basically, it makes “It came true!” seem incredibly inauthentic and narcissistic, which is exactly what most people reproached Anne Hathaway of being.

  37. whatsmyname? says:

    “What are we supposed to do—pretend like it didn’t happen? People treated me a certain way. But I’ve grown from it. This whole thing has made me a way more compassionate and loving person. And I don’t feel sorry for myself.”

    She should have stopped there. Everything else is just bringing her back to square one. And who gives a f-k about the dress. This just confirms all of the rumors about her freaking out about Amandas dress. She should have been like ‘whatever it’s just a dress, we all make bad fashion choices’ and laughed it off instead she is making it seem like this life altering decision. I find the hate when it comes to her way OTT (and that goes for many other women in the industry) but she sure as hell isn’t helping her own case and she also doesn’t seem to understand WHY people dislike her.

  38. Crystal says:

    Can anyone link me to something particularly annoying or try hard that she did? I don’t get why people hate her so much? I’m just wondering why hating Anne Hathaway is just common knowledge around here. I’m totally neutral about her. I for one thing the above photos are the best I’ve EVER seen her look. I don’t think she’s particularly attractive but she is in those photos.

  39. bobslaw says:

    She is so completely up her own arse.

    “I was really sick you guys, so super sick, but I didn’t want you to know about it, because I didn’t want the press tour to be all about me me me. But now that I’ve told you, feel bad for me and for how mean you were that time when I was insufferable.”

  40. Mel says:

    So WHAT if the original dress had been worn before?
    So what even if there were two people wearing exactly the SAME dress?

    It’s not the dress that makes a person “special” – it’s the other way around.

    • Serenity says:

      I agree with the first one – so what if the original had been worn before. But disagree with the second sentiment – I wouldn’t want to be wearing the exact same dress as someone else to an event (unless you know, it was pre-planned to go as twinsies! Lol)

  41. RobN says:

    I think her reaction to the dress thing says a lot about her. What would really have been so wrong if she and another actress had shown up in virtually the same dress but in different colors? The smart chick that everybody likes has her picture taken with the other actress and laughs about what great taste the other person has. Susan Sarandon or Helen Mirren would posed together and people would have loved it. But, instead, you make a crisis out of something that didn’t need to be and you look like an insecure mess.

    • Serenity says:

      Well, it was the Oscars. And it was the year in which she was campaigning for a major award. And the person who had the similar dress was her cast-mate so it would have drawn constant comparisons from the press. I understand why she wouldn’t to wear a similar, dress to such an event.
      I’ve had a few (very few, thankfully) incidents when I’ve run into women wearing the exact same outfit as me. Most of the times I laugh it off (because really, it is funny) but there’s always an undercurrent of ‘damn, how embarrassing’…..and it wasn’t even to the Oscars.

      Now what I don’t understand is why she didn’t just wear the original dress. No one on the night would have known that someone somewhere had once worn it before. That for me, probably was an overreaction.

  42. Serenity says:

    Well, looking at most of the comments about Anne Hathaway on this forum alone, it’s suffice to say that ‘Hathahate’ still is strong. How unfortunate. And if sentiments are strong on this site, one of the best and most civilized sites on the internet, you can just imagine how the comments on other sites must have been like in the midst of her 2013 Oscar campaign. You know how vitriolic the hatred from the trolls can be. Maybe she wasn’t super-human and completely immune to criticism and felt bad about it all. Wouldn’t you feel 10 kinds of terrible if people were saying, ‘UGH! Go away!’ to you in the midst of an important work commitment/activity?

    I haven’t watched a lot of Anne’s movies so it’s not like I’m a big fan coming to her defense but I also don’t understand why everyone here is criticizing her for this new interview. I don’t find anything she said in the least offensive but then I was one of the few who didn’t mind her during her Oscar campaign.

  43. LaurieH says:

    For someone who claims to be over it, Anne Hathaway still seems to be wallowing in self-pity. I don’t recall anyone “hating” her. And reading all about herself on the internet is weirdly narcissistic. What I found annoying about her during the award’s season was her feigned surprise and utter insincerity (I get the same annoying vibe from Taylor Swift at the music awards show). After that, she became a little too self-important; perhaps a defense mechanism against all the crap she was reading about herself on the internet. It’s just immaturity and I’m not convinced she’s grown out of it.

  44. Kiki says:

    Just leave her alone. Ok her speech was over the top, but can you possibly say she is pretentious. Everyone love Sally field “you really like me” speech and supposedly is not over the top and no one complains, but it is a problem with Anne Hathaway for being surprised.

    Anne should be laughing and enjoying her millions, and taking more roles she will possibly get. I hope she will shove it in those haters faces when she wins Best actress one day. So get off her ass will yah!

  45. Meg says:

    She doesn’t seem to understand why people were annoyed with her-she wanted the oscar too much. others tone it down at least when the cameras are on, anne didn’t do that. It’s sad how much she wanted it. people loved lupita because she was gracious and funny during her speeches and she dressed really well at every event. she didn’t seem to hang her entire career on this award unlike anne

  46. Amy says:

    I know this sounds mean but she didn’t deserve the Oscar. She barely had 10 minutes of screen time and yes she sang beautifully. But is singing one dramatic song in a movie Oscar worthy? I say no but the academy rarely gives Oscars to people who deserve them. It was how in your face she was about her 10 minutes of being Fantine which drove us bananas. She is a great actress and someday she will hopefully get nominated for an Oscar for a fantastic role in a great movie.

  47. Gia says:

    I think people became irritated with her when she hosted the Oscars with Franco. That’s when it dawned on me how big of a dork she was. I’m not hating on her for campaigning for an Oscar. I just think her personality is too ‘extra’. I knew people like her in school. Drama club kids. They’re nice…but cringy.

    • M says:

      Even thought. People saw her personality, which worsened with the Oscar season. She was the favorite since it was said that the role was hers, she should have been herself. Is it so hard to do it?
      In this interview, she is justifying everything, her dress, her niples, how she’s so method … she is wanting people to understand what she did. She’s still desperate for everyone to like her.

  48. MAC says:

    She is still whining even after the Oscar?

  49. Adele Dazeem says:

    The “I was still partly Fantine” line just made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.
    I don’t mind Anne so much now but that line just reeks of pretentiousness.

  50. LAK says:

    So no humility then?!

  51. Someonestolemyname says:

    Gorgeous cover.
    I like her in her films, but I think Emmy Rossum is much more talented. I still don’t get why Anne deserved the Oscar, yes she was good, but there are others way more talented. Just saying.

  52. Domino says:

    And as you can see from the comments, yes, it really is/was that bad.

  53. Mikunda says:

    There are the Reeses, who, no matter what they do, are and will be the darlings of the crowds, just because the crowds can identify with them. And then there are the intellectual types, the Annes, the Natalies, who are being presumed as too reserved, too smart, too uppity and the crowds seem to have a hard time relating to them. When you can’t relate, but someone still gets popped up in front of your eyes 10 times a week, your annoyance could grow into a bit more of a “just make her disappear from all the news stands for a while” attitude.

    I think Anne needs to focus on being happy and on doing the great work that she has been doing and it will be fine. You can’t have it all. But you have the one thing everyone wants without fail – fame. So you won, girl. Take it and use it to make some happy memories:))

  54. Belly says:

    How can I find out what shade of lipstick that is? Love it!!