Anne Hathaway is a celebrity I can’t stand. There, I said it.
I tweeted, in reference to the Jaws theme being used to cut Oscar acceptance speeches off that were going on too long:
And looking at my Twitter feed, I realized that I wasn’t alone. A lot of people felt the exact same way.
Alex Blagg, comedy writer:
And it went on.
From my buddy Louis Virtel who is way cooler than I will ever be:
Family Guy writer Julius Sharpe:
Annie Stammell, writer:
Jensen Karp, gallery owner and band manager, on Jennifer Lawrence tripping up the stairs on her way to getting her Oscar:
I think you get the idea now. So what is it about her?
I can’t speak for anyone else, only for me. Here’s the thing: she’s a talented actress. My problem isn’t with her acting. I think she’s great. Her big song in Les Miserables, “I Dreamed A Dream”, gave me chills.
For example, she was ridiculed last year for her lengthy acceptance speech at the BAFTA’s. Anne, It’s not your show, it’s your moment, yes, but moment, not 10+ minutes. And she didn’t learn from this at all. This year’s speech at the BAFTA’s was just as indulgent. There are other people there, Hathaway, other people who won, other people who aren’t as famous as you are and are cut off because you and people like you go on for so long, and those people will never have that moment again. She induced a nation of eye-rolling once more when after winning a Golden Globe she said, in her speech, “Thank you very much for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self doubt.” Excuse me?
It’s a perfect example of what her idea is of being humble. It’s pretending to be surprised by winning awards. It’s glaringly fake. The attempt at tears, at trembled speech, and the persistence in her own mind that she is an underdog, leaves many people annoyed. And she’s aware of this. In regards to having her speeches ridiculued she admits, in an interview with US Magazine, ”It does get to me.” Which is the worst response she could give. Had she laughed it off or said something like, “I get a little too excited” people may have softened but she continues to put forward this defensive and haughty front.
What’s even more frustrating is that everyone was with her and cheering her on after her role in The Devil Wears Prada. At some point after that, ego took over. I would guess it was when she was first nominated for an Oscar for Rachel Getting Married in 2008. I think that she was personally hurt that she wasn’t nominated for Brokeback Mountain in 2005 when the rest of the cast was. And I think the combination of being in this huge commercial film (Prada) everyone loved and being Oscar nominated unleashed a tidal wave of insufferable pretention.
If I could give her advice it would be get a new publicist, get a new manager, stop giving interviews for a while, and focus on your acting.
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Almie Rose is a writer from Los Angeles. She has a blog, Apocalypstick. In addition to Dating & Hookup she also writes for Hello Giggles, The Frisky, Thought Catalog, and Genlux Magazine. Her book, I Forgot To Be Famous, is out now. You can follow her on twitter @apocalypstick. Her favorite pastime is eating and drinking and sleeping and then eating again.
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