Few celebrities understand getting hate from people quite like Anne Hathaway! The 34-year-old actress recently discussed what it felt like when the public’s opinion of her was low while promoting her new comedy, Colossal.
“I think it’s weird that it continues to be talked about a little bit,” she said. “I understand in the context why it should be brought up. But it comes up in every interview I do, just about. I am … not eager, but I am ready for the conversation to move to a place beyond it.”
There’s no denying the fact that it became trendy to hate the movie star. “Everyone hates Anne Hathaway” articles began popping up on the Internet during the 2013 awards season. The public’s annoyance to the star came to a boiling point after the 85th Academy Awards where she won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Fantine in the 2012 remake of Les Miserablés. Last year, she reflected on why her acceptance speech received backlash.
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“It’s an obvious thing, you win an Oscar and you’re supposed to be happy. I didn’t feel that way. I felt wrong that I was standing there in a gown that cost more than some people are going to see in their lifetime, and winning an award for portraying pain that still felt very much a part of our collective experience as human beings,” she admitted.
“I tried to pretend that I was happy and I got called out on it, big time. That’s the truth and that’s what happened. It sucks. But what you learn from it is that you only feel like you can die from embarrassment, you don’t actually die.”
Now, it seems that she is in a place where the public’s criticism doesn’t affect her like it did in the past.
“It’s not that I’ve gotten a rhino skin to it, but I sort of see all of that for what it is,” she explained. “How the world feels about me has nothing to do with me. How other people treat me has nothing to do with me.”
Good for you, Anne!