Has anyone else developed a recent adoration for Anne Hathaway?
Firstly, she gave a totally badass performance as Catwoman in what was otherwise a relatively disappointing Batman film. She completely stole the show.
Secondly, as her voice has gained more prominence within the media, it has become clear how awesome she is off screen as well as on.
In reference to a situation in which Hathaway inadvertently flashed photographers as she stepped out of her car, she responded to an interviewer’s creepy proclamation that he had ‘seen a lot of her recently’ brilliantly. She managed to deflect any attempt to embarrass her, and get back on topic to talk about her (wonderful) performance in Les Miserables.
Despite constant questioning from the media, she has also refused to reveal the extreme diet that she had to follow for her role as Fantine. Instead, she stressed that she lost weight in an unhealthy way in order to portray a character who is close to death, as she did not want to encourage any copycat diets.
She has now been awarded with an Oscar for her heartfelt performance in Les Miserables, and in her acceptance speech she linked the hardships of Fantine to the suffering of women within contemporary society, calling for an end to violence against women;
“Here’s hoping that someday in the not too distant future, the misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and never more in real life.”
Anne Hathaway is a brilliant actress, a strong woman with respectable and thought provoking opinions, and, from my point of view, a fantastic role model.