Finally, after all these years, Anne Hathaway admitted that the acceptance speech she gave at the Oscars was fake. She explained in a recent interview for The Guardian that Les Miserables, the movie for which she received the award for the best supporting actress, left her in a bad mood and mindset.
She said that she kind of lost her mind yet and she still hasn’t recovered out of the tragic part of Fantine. She even lived a while only with small quantities of porridge in order to lose 25 pounds. Besides the physical challenge, it seems that the immersion and the research in that world was a psychological challenge for her.
She says that despite the fact she was supposed to be happy for winning an Oscar, she didn’t feel at all like that. She said that she felt it was wrong for her to stay there in a gown that’s more expensive that what some people will see in their entire lives. Moreover, it was wrong also to win an award for depicting the pain the belonged to a collective experience for all human beings.
She declared that she really tried to pretend that she was happy and unfortunately, she got called out on it several times. Her speech had a very poor reception, and her attitude was interpreted as being fake or smug. But finally we got to see the truth, or at least what Anne Hathaway claims as being the truth.
However, it seems that the actress has overcome the criticism she received and she moved on with her career. She starred in lots of productions since then, some of them being The Intern, Don Jon, Alice Through the Looking Glass and Colossal, which is the most recent one. In the latter, she portrays a drunk drifter.