I don’t use this expression lightly (or ever), but “epic fail” to Anne Hathaway if the story that her rehearsed Oscar speech was written so in order to make her haters like her a bit more is true.
From US Weekly:
Practice makes perfect! After facing some backlash over her emotional Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA acceptance speeches, Anne Hathaway worked very hard on preparing her thank-you for the Oscars.
After winning the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award on Sunday, Feb. 24, the Les Miserables actress admitted that her feelings were hurt by criticism. “It does get to me,” Hathaway, 30, said. “But you have to remember in life that there’s a positive to every negative and a negative to every positive.”
Though the actress tries to brush off the negative comments, a source tells Us Weekly that Hathaway did practice her Oscar speech a lot to try and be more likable. “She was very aware that she had been the butt of everyone’s jokes,” the source says.
Listen, I don’t like try-hards of any gender, but I’m definitely aware that Anne gets more of a hard time for wanting it so badly when – if she were a man – it would just be expected that he is ambitious, driven, what have you. Is Anne Hathaway annoying? I don’t know, is the Pope Catholic (and a potential criminal? Zing!)? Obviously. But I think part of the problem with her is in the execution, not so much the motivation behind it. We all want to win – of course we do! – and to be the best at what we do. It’s just that she’s spent the past few months trying so hard that it actually became sort of laughable. The Academy probably would have felt bad if they DIDN’T give her the damn statue.
There’s also the false humility element. Like, you were in Les Miserables for 15 minutes tops. Did you do a good job with it? Sure. Would it have been criminal if the Oscar went to say, Sally Field or Amy Adams? Definitely not. Homegirl needs to chill now and take a bit of a break since she’s got her heart’s greatest desire. I think we all need an Anne Hathaway detox.