Saturday 20 January 2018

Anne Hathaway breaks her silence on 'everyone' hating her: 'I think it’s weird...it comes up in every interview I do'

Actress Anne Hathaway attends the
Actress Anne Hathaway attends the "Colossal" premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Actress Anne Hathaway attends the "Colossal" premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Cast member Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman pose at the premiere of the movie "Colossal" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Neon's "Colossal" at the Vista Theatre on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Neon's "Colossal" at the Vista Theatre on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Actor Anne Hathaway attends the Premiere Of Neon's "Colossal" at the Vista Theatre on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway attends The Premiere of "Colossal" Co-Hosted by FIJI Water at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for FIJI Water)
Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Neon's "Colossal" at the Vista Theatre on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Actor Jason Sudeikis (L) and actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Neon's "Colossal" at the Vista Theatre on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Jason Sudeikis and actor Anne Hathaway attend the Premiere Of Neon's "Colossal" at the Vista Theatre on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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When he photobombed Anne Hathaway after the Oscars in 2014.
Actress Anne Hathaway (R) and Adam Shulman arrive at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
cAnne Hathaway attends the Premiere Of Neon's "Colossal" at the Vista Theatre on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway addresses the audience onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Anne Hathaway attends the premiere of Disney's "Alice Through The Looking Glass," May 23, 2106 at the El Capitan Theatre
Actress Anne Hathaway attends the "Colossal" premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Anne Hathaway said she finds it "weird" that she's considered one of the most hated people on the internet.

It all goes back to her Oscar campaign back in 2013 for her role in Les Miserables, through a stream of cheesy speeches and teary eyed interviews, she has suffered the wrath of critics (both professional and armchair) ever since.

"I think it’s weird that it continues to be talked about a little bit," she told Jezebel.

"I understand in the context of this movie, 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. I don’t have to contextualize all of my stories, all of my experiences through that time. I’m ready for it to be implied, not overtly stated.

Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway addresses the audience onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway addresses the audience onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

"But I’m also not in the driver’s seat of this interview. But I do appreciate the things that you say. That’s a kind way of interpreting it."

Hathaway said she didn't have a "rhino skin" about criticism, but understands that people will say what they want to say and she doesn't want the focus to be on people who dislike her.

"What the world feels about me has nothing to do with me. How other people treat me has nothing to do with me. But if anything that anybody said resonated with me as something I’d like to work on for myself, I took it in like that.

"And to that extent, I feel like I got to shortcut a lot of my growth. To that extent, even though I wouldn’t have chosen to go through it, I still found a way to be grateful to it."

Cast member Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman pose at the premiere of the movie
Cast member Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman pose at the premiere of the movie "Colossal" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Neon's
Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Neon's "Colossal" at the Vista Theatre on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

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