gunaxin.com|We loved the old Anne Hathaway compared to now.
From this article, “Why is Anne Hathaway the most hated star in Hollywood?”
ANNE HATHAWAY is bewildered.
With her pixie haircut and big brown eyes, aristocratic air, toothpaste smile and acclaimed roles in movies from The Devil Wears Prada to Brokeback Mountain, her coronation as best supporting actress at Sunday’s Academy Awards for her emotionally wrenching role in Les Misérables should have been a moment of triumph.
Instead it proved to be the event where the 30-year-old beauty realised that she is the most hated woman in Hollywood.
Oscar’s golden girl has become the target of the most astonishing vitriolic personal attacks by a legion of haters among cinema-goers.
“The best supporting actress winner almost won the most detested figure of the night,” proclaimed one website, placing her a close second to reviled Oscar host Seth MacFarlane.
“People do not like Anne Hathaway,” says Hollywood.com’s Brian Moylan. “Their hatred is vehement.”
The flood of antipathy prompted New York magazine to wonder: “Why do women hate Anne Hathaway?”
As she made the rounds of awards shows this year her speeches appeared too practised, complained naysayers.
With each victory she seemed to struggle harder to feign humility.
Her gushing Golden Globes speech, which many critics viewed as coldly calculated faux-surprise, inspired a tsunami of online hate: 19,685 tweets per minute.
A typical example: “Can’t watch the Golden Globes any more b/c Anne Hathaway called her award a ‘weapon of self-doubt’ and I threw my pizza at the TV and shattered it.”
Her whispered opening words on winning the Academy award – “It came true…” – only gave her detractors more ammunition.
Search Google for “Anne Hathaway” and “hate” and you’ll find around 36.5 million hits. Dispirited, Hathaway confesses: “It does get to me.”
Online the army of Hathaway haters is burgeoning. “I love that everyone has their own personal reason for hating Anne Hathaway but in the end we can all come together to agree she’s awful,” posted one contributor.
Another tweeted: “It’s like they took all the things that people find annoying and put them in one person.”
And among the other similar sniping observations was: “Anne Hathaway reminds me of that kid in school all the other kids didn’t really like but all the teachers loved.”
Dave Karger of movie website Fandango says: “Of all the actresses in her generation I can’t think of someone as polarising as her.”
Top radio DJ Howard Stern, explaining the animosity after she won a Screen Actors Guild award, said: “Let me sum up why people hate Anne Hathaway.
“First of all she gets a speechwriter to write her speech. She’s overly dramatic at these awards shows. She’s always out of breath.
“She’s even acting when she’s winning an award.”
Insiders claim she rehearsed her Oscar acceptance speech, paradoxically in a bid to sound more spontaneous. “She was very aware that she had been the butt of everyone’s jokes,” admits a source.
So what lies behind this antipathy?
Hathaway comes across as over-eager and insincere, claims Hollywood.com.
“She makes everything all about her, even when trying to come off as sweet and humble.” Many view her as too “actorly” and overly dramatic. She is the needy, annoying “theatre kid” who has been told she’s America’s sweetheart and believes it.
Behind her vilification may partly be what Australians call “tall poppy syndrome”: the desire to bring the successful and powerful down to size.
“Deep down, we loathe celebrities,” says film critic and author David Thomson.
“We envy them. We think they don’t deserve it. We hate the influence they have over us.”
There’s no doubting that she was once loved and admired, ever since her debut as the preppy ingenue in The Princess Diaries.
She traded in her Disney tiara for indie film credibility in Brokeback Mountain and the searing Rachel Getting Married. And with The Devil Wears Prada she scored a commercial blockbuster while transforming herself into a fashion plate.
Off screen she won sympathy in 2008 when her boyfriend Raffaello Follieri was jailed for conning investors and lying about his business ties to the Vatican and she wept publicly.
Emotionally wounded and vulnerable she became the over-eager theatre kid again, bringing a maniacal energy to hosting the panned 2011 Academy Awards ceremony and antagonising critics with her ferocious ambition.
People evidently liked her better when she was unhappy. Since she found success in such blockbusters as The Dark Knight Rises, not to mention renewed love and happiness with husband of six months Adam Shulman, her detractors have been multiplying.
There is also a chauvinistic double standard at play. “Young women in Hollywood cannot win, no matter what they do,” says feminist blogger Roxanne Gay.
Ambition is seen as attractive in men and unpleasant in women.
Many found Hathaway’s awards push for Les Misérables painfully grating. “I felt like I sprouted a pair of wings and lifted off of the ground,” she gushed of her experience making the film.
During another awards ceremony honouring the entire Les Misérables cast the rest had barely uttered a few words before she commandeered the microphone.
When the film won best musical at the Golden Globes she grabbed the microphone to thank people she’d forgotten in her earlier two-minute speech accepting best supporting actress.
Yet she does retain supporters.
Lena Dunham, writer and star of American hit comedy TV series Girls, told the detractors: “Ladies, Anne Hathaway is a feminist and she has amazing teeth. Let’s save our bad attitudes for the ones who aren’t advancing the cause.”
But it doesn’t help that even when trying to put a brave face on all the criticism she comes across as painfully theatrical. “You have to remember in life that there’s a positive to every negative and a negative to every positive,” she says.
And it’s hard not to squirm when she makes herself out to be the Mother Teresa of Hollywood, saying: “I live my life with love. I live my life with compassion.
I live my life hoping the best for absolutely everyone, no matter how they feel about me. And when you live that way it’s amazing how beautiful every day can be.” Oh dear.
If people will ask me, it’s like asking, “Why is Maja and Cristine the most despised women in Philippine show business?” If you seem to admire and idolize Majarot and AA at the same time, it’s like being a fan of Justin Bieber and Twilight at the same time!
Back to topic, I don’t think Anne Hathaway is the most despised woman in Hollywood. As a matter of fact, she’s actually getting full of herself.
From the Les Mis interview with Ricky Lo, it shows that AH is actually manifesting a diva attitude that turned everyone off and not only that, even some anti’s like Hugh Jackman’s wife, Joan Rivers and James Franco stood up and expressed their thoughts about the “Hathahater” cult.
There are some fans who were more turned off than the non-fans. They were even disgusted because they view AH as “rude.”
AH? Those initials remind me of one word: Ass Hole.
That’s her right now. As a matter of fact, talent is nothing when an actor manifests a self-important character.
My take on the hate with Anne Hathaway
It’s as simple as A-B-C. To those Filipinos who again, lambasted Ricky Lo just because of a simple phone drop, do your fucking research!
Let us not defend mediocrity right here.
Again, a know-it-all way of thinking.
We should not glorify sarcasm as something “good to hear” because AH is being rude and bitchy during the interview. She also had an issue with Katie Holmes, which adds up the Hathahaters. First of all, Ricky Lo bashers, do you KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT INTERVIEWING!? Comparing him to Manny the Movie Guy does not even make the latter “better” since it only makes the story more complicated. As a matter of fact, glorifying a diva attitude makes you even more stupid. Just saying.
Wait… is she really deserving to be the most despised person, or is it just nothing!?
Anne Hathaway deserves all the hate she’s receiving right now. It shows how full of herself she could get if in fact, she is said to get her roles straight just because she played nude on some of her movies. It shows that the more classier celebrities and thespians are even more respected than she is. If she’s a good actress, well, yes. However, it really pisses me off whenever she’s being self-important. She’s making a big joke out of herself and telling the interviewers that “these are personal questions,” well, hasn’t she experienced being poor and hungry as well!? I don’t think she never passed that stage.
Perez Hilton disclosed that Anne Hathaway became a laughing stock after she thanked Victor Hugo for the Les Mis thing. Reminds me of Justin Bieber wishing Anne Frank to be a Belieber.
As much as I do admire Anne Hathaway, I really missed her old days when she was not yet self-absorbed. Just because one has landed on a role like, from a famous musical should never be given a free pass to step on anyone’s shoes while being so full of pride in the wrong way. As a matter of fact, the long-haired Hathaway was even more down-to-earth compared to the Hathaway with a pixie cut that we know today. Sigh, time has passed. She really has those aristocratic features fit for a queen, but her actions nowadays are FAR from being a queen, or a queen wannabe. As a matter of fact, it was Jennifer Lawrence who became the star of Oscars for being down-to-earth. I think AH should go back to her roots from being a down-to-earth thespian because that was the basis of her success. She won’t be a big hit without her “fairy tale” movies, where she is actually good at. If AH again, will tone down her pride, that would mean that the best of the best thespians and A-listers will surpass her level and with that, she will be starting again from square one.
Kat Viola said:
Be good to be people while going up because you are going to see them when you are going down.
As a matter of fact, Anne will just be a waste of talent and end up being a has-been if she will not stop from being pretentious and at the same time being self-absorbed. No wonder Bride Wars was an epic flop because I believe that Kate Hudson did not really get along with Anne Hathaway, and remember it was the year 2009–and there’s already been an issue about AH’s diva attitude.
PS: …and no. It’s not the controversial interview that made me turned off with AH. I was actually wondering what the fuzz is all about and it turned out that there’s a LOT more articles backed up with the issue hehehe. Also, I think that AH has this inner secret that nobody knows until the Oscars thing. If you’re saying that Anne Hathaway is just being herself during the controversial interview, then eff you! Face it, if she’s not well-liked in Hollywood, then there you have it. As a matter of fact, people chose to applaud Jennifer Lawrence rather because she’s the type of person who will just laugh at herself rather than being a diva for nothing. I understand that not everyone likes JLaw, but attitude-wise, I’d choose her.
So far, if Anne Hathaway will be a has-been, she should now take a cue from Charlize Theron or Uma Thurman–two of the most simple and down-to-earth celebrities in Hollywood. No wonder she is not as overrated/equally-rated like the other A-listers in Hollywood.