Anne Hathaway in Jonathan Simkhai at UK ‘Intern’ premiere: lovely or fug?


Here are some photos from last night’s UK premiere of The Intern. Once again, Anne Hathaway got all dolled up and Robert DeNiro looks like he wandered on to the red carpet after a ball game. I actually like Annie’s look here completely – her pale skin looks lovely, the high-pony is killing it, the emerald accents are amazeballs and the Jonathan Simkhai dress is very flattering and pretty.

There’s been some talk about “the return of the Hathahate” during this promotional tour, with some people even suggesting that DeNiro might have a case of Hathahate, but from what I’ve seen, Annie was only mildly annoying a few times, and for the most part, she was pretty charming, professional and fine. She hustled for The Intern a lot more than DeNiro, and the reward was an opening weekend of $18.2 million, considered to be pretty solid and on-target for a lower-budget ($35 million) comedy. While Anne was on the red carpet in London last night, she chatted about working mothers… for some reason. I mean, her character is a working mother, but Anne is not. Still, she was standing up for the sisterhood. You’ll have to excuse the Britishisms, these quotes come from Yahoo UK. Americans don’t say “learnt” we say “learned.”

Anne on the idea of “having it all”: “I think we need to start thinking about what ‘all’ is, for ourselves as individuals, and I think we need to all collectively, men and women, transform society so that there is better understanding and support, particularly in this case for women in the workplace.”

Finally getting to work with director Nancy Meyers: “I have auditioned for Nancy three times – one was for The Holiday – so I have been waiting to work with her for 17 years.”

On her costar Robert DeNiro: “He learnt absolutely nothing from me. What I learnt from him is sometimes when you are young, you get a little anxious and worked up over things. There is no rocking that man’s pool. He’s calm all the time and it’s a beautiful thing. I tried doing that on set too.”

[From Yahoo UK]

She auditioned for The Holiday? Cameron Diaz’s role, I’m assuming? Because Kate Winlset’s role kind of had to be played by a British woman. And I kind of think Cameron Diaz was the right choice there – Anne would have been too young for that role at that time! I’m assuming the other two movies were… *looking up Nancy Meyers’ IMDB*…. It’s Complicated and Something’s Got To Give? And maybe Anne auditioned for the “daughter” roles in both? I could actually see Anne as Diane Keaton’s daughter, but not so much as Meryl Streep’s daughter.



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  1. MC2 says:

    DeNiro’s pool is calm because he does not give a f&*k!

  2. Abbott (Basement Demon Treasurer) says:

    What ever happened between her and Rachel Zoe? They were a phenomenal team.

  3. Matador says:

    De Niro looks ridiculous with that hat on, was it really too much to expect him to run a comb through his hair and look relatively pulled together? A woman would be reamed if she showed up doing the same.

    • belle de jour says:

      Men of a certain age seem to think this is a clever way to deal with hair issues. And it always works so well, no wonder the sneaks keep repeating it… while looking so good doing it. It’s like a magic trick or something.

      • Lexy says:

        I was at the taping of the new episode of Graham Norton with him and Anne, and he said the cap is because he’s partially shaved his head to play Bernie Madoff. He took it off and showed us and it’s true, he does have that hair now.

        He was as quiet and grumpy as ever, Anne was not as annoying as I was expecting. And Tom Hiddleston is endearingly geeky and doesn’t know when to stop talking (but I loved him for it). Graham said they’d have to cut most of his anecdotes!

      • Lurker says:

        Ooh, Lexy, did you have a go in the Big Red Chair? 😄😄😄

      • belle de jour says:

        @Lexy: Jealous as can be; I love that show, but haven’t been able to be there for a taping. What a shame to cut the guest anecdotes… my favorite part of the entire thing.

      • Lexy says:

        I’m not sure if I’m replying to the right comment (never posted before) but I did not apply for the big red chair! Too scary. Hiddleston was adorably geeky, he spent ages just fanboying out about de Niro. He quoted a giant chunk of the script from Heat from memory and tried to do impressions of both main parts. He didn’t really seem to have a sense of when to stop, which I thought was endearing (but my friend thought he was being a berk). He’s also very, very beautiful.

        Graham Norton is legitimately hilarious IRL. In the bits between taping he told us funny anecdotes from previous shows and cracked jokes. I love him!

  4. Jayna says:

    She looks very pretty. Love her hair and makeup and earrings. The dress is flattering and nice for a movie red carpet. Black doesn’t always show up in photos. I think in person this probably is very striking on her. I like the lace and the length.

    Definitely lovely.

  5. Jay says:

    Anne looks beautiful. I love the green jewelry paired with a black dress.

  6. Sea Dragon says:

    Her expressions make me think it’s just another work night for her. Fortunately, she looks gorgeous doing it.

  7. Caitlin Bruce says:

    This is the best Anne’s looked in years!! We will see if see is still annoying/try hard she is on Graham Norton on Friday with Robert DeNiro, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hiddleston.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      Her best look since a long time

      It is only me or she looks pregnant ?

      • qwerty says:

        Nope, not just you. Not necessarily in these pics but she def. does lately. Has a visible belly in all her recent pics imo, can’t believe the tabloids haven’t jumped on that yet.

  8. Franca says:

    She’s so stunning. Tall, pale, with those big brown eyes. And very talented. Can you tell I’m a huge fan?

    She looks lovely here.

    • Charlotte15 says:

      I passed her on the street in NYC a few years ago and she was absolutely stunning in person. It didn’t look like she had a stitch of makeup on, yet she still looked better than I did on my wedding day. It was a particularly hot, humid day and everyone else was all sweaty & gross but she was flawless. So unfair!

  9. Sarah01 says:

    It’s odd looking like it shrunk.

  10. Dhavynia says:

    I’m probably one of the few people who liked The Holiday and no, Anne would not have been good but Jack Black is another story

    • qwerty says:

      The Holiday was amazing. For a few years it was my little tradition to watch it before Christmas 🙂 Jude was so beautiful in it.

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      I am so happy to see someone saying this. ‘The Holiday’ is maybe my most absolute favorite movie of all time. I know that’s a big statement but it’s so wonderful, underrated, and all the characters were really well cast. Jude’s beautiful face, Diaz’s neuroses, Winslet’s down-to-earth-ness and Jack Black’s adorable humor..the charming script, the amazing scores by Hans Zimmer, the scenery ..ughhh.. I have watched behind the scenes footage on the DVD extras ( I am such a dork for this film) and Nancy Meyers claims that Amanda’s character was written with Diaz in mind. Wow. So yeah, if Anne auditioned for that role, she never stood a chance. And no way could she have been Iris (Kate Winslet’s character). That being said, there were a couple other tiny female roles in that movie, Jack Black’s girlfriend (which I could see Hathaway playing), Jasper’s fiance and the one scene with Amanda’s assistant whom she vents to in the production room, the latter two I imagine would be “beneath” Anne, even years ago when the movie was made. God I love that movie so effing much. Might go home and watch it today, just because.

      • Doc says:

        Love The Holiday too :). I watch it when I need my spirits lifted. I don’t think I would have loved it so much if Cameron Diaz wasn’t in it. She definitely brings something to this genre. Anyone watch ‘The Other Woman’?

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        Doc – I havent seen that one yet! Is it any good?

    • Dhavynia says:

      @Doc I did watch The Other Woman and I did like it, I’m actually a Cameron Diaz fan so I watch her movies all the time. Even my BF loves The Holiday lol.
      I gave my sister a copy of In Her Shoes, another movie which I thought Cameron was great in

      • Charlotte15 says:

        LOVE “In Her Shoes.” I think that movie is highly underrated. (All of these comments are making me want to go watch chick flicks right now!)

    • Charlotte15 says:

      I love The Holiday and will stop what I’m doing to watch it anytime it’s on! It is generally known as an unpopular movie? All of my friends adored it as well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  11. nina says:

    I saw more photos of that premiere and Anne looked very much pregnant btw

  12. RedWeatherTiger says:

    I am not a huge Anne fan, but I saw The Intern and liked it very much. It was a surprisingly layered comedy. It was a tad heavy handed and preachy at times, but it was also sort of charming.

    She does look nice here, and I don’t care if DeNiro wore a hat. He’s DeNiro: what does he need to prove to anybody about anything, really?

  13. Pandy says:

    Just saw The Intern and didn’t much care for it. Especially the ending – puh-leez!!!!! Like that had any kind of realism to it.

    But I think she’s gorgeous.

  14. Style Spy says:

    Thought she was vegan … Huh

    • qwerty says:

      Used to be. Droppped veganism when she was filming Interstellar in a heavy suit cause she “didn’t feel strong”. Could’ve hired a cook, a nutritionist, anything she f***ing wanted if she didn’t know how to eat properly while vegan but no, she started eating sausages to gain strength. What an idiot.

    • Charlotte15 says:

      I’m confused as to how the veganism became an issue (in this post). Is she wearing leather shoes or carrying a leather clutch or whatnot? I must have missed something.

  15. Bread and Circuses says:

    I never felt any Hathahate; I always have loved her. She seems smart and secure, and she’s definitely gorgeous and super-talented.

    And De Niro would look FINE if he put his tie back on and ditched the ball cap. It’s like someone dressed him nicely and then he grumpily sabotaged it in the car on the way over.

  16. Jennifer Lapan says:

    i am an enormous fan and i also can’t stand her. she makes me cringe in interviews. she is so amazing on screen and wonderful to watch. she’s such a great actress and such a beauty. her fashion and her own personality are tough.