Thirty-three-year-old actress Anne Hathaway recently graced the big-screen with this past September’s action thriller Colossal in which she stars as Gloria, a woman in the midst of the realization that certain events have lead her to her current state of mental woe.
There’s even a monster involved.
Colossal, written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, also stars Jason Sudeikis (Sleeping with Other People) and Dan Stevens (A Walk Among The Tombstones).
The actress and new mom recently chatted with The Guardian about her career, marriage, and life as a new mom, but the highlight of the conversation came along when the Hollywood starlet opened up about that awkward night when she won an Oscar in 2012 for her role as Fantine in the Award-winning on-screen musical Les Misérables.
“I felt very uncomfortable,” she said.
The media scrutinized Hathaway after winning the Oscar, with tabloids and critics claiming she acted (to put it quite frankly) like a snob.
“It’s an obvious thing, you win an Oscar and you’re supposed to be happy. I didn’t feel that way,” she continued. “I felt wrong that I was standing there in a gown that cost more than some people are going to see in their lifetime, and winning an award for portraying pain that still felt very much a part of our collective experience as human beings.
“I tried to pretend that I was happy and I got called out on it, big time. That’s the truth and that’s what happened. It sucks. But what you learn from it is that you only feel like you can die from embarrassment, you don’t actually die.”
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