Anne Hathaway Speaks Out on the Heartbreaking Reason She Lost Roles After Winning an Oscar

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Anne Hathaway has revealed that she missed out on roles after winning an Oscar due to her «toxic» online image. After clinching the Best Supporting Actress award in 2013, she encountered a wave of online backlash, with numerous individuals labeling her as annoying and inauthentic.

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In a recent cover story interview, Anne Hathaway disclosed that Christopher Nolan played a pivotal role in salvaging her career when public sentiment soured around the time of her Oscar win for Les Misérables. Hathaway endured widespread ridicule online during this period, recalling a moment when she searched her own name post-Oscar win, only to discover a top search result titled: «Why does everyone hate Anne Hathaway?»

«A lot of people wouldn’t give me roles because they were so concerned about how toxic my identity had become online,» Hathaway said. «I had an angel in Christopher Nolan, who did not care about that and gave me one of the most beautiful roles I’ve had in one of the best films that I’ve been a part of.»

Hathaway is pointing to her portrayal of NASA scientist Dr. Amelia Brand in Nolan’s 2014 space epic Interstellar. Her previous collaboration with Nolan was as Selina Kyle in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, which received acclaim several months before her Oscar campaign for Les Misérables in late 2012 drew internet criticism.

«I don’t know if he knew that he was backing me at the time, but it had that effect,» Hathaway remarked about Nolan. «And my career did not lose momentum the way it could have if he hadn’t backed me.»

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The actress reflected on the «humiliation» she endured as a result of the online trolling, dubbed «Hathahate,» during the 2010s. This trolling targeted what appeared to be her flawless persona.

«Humiliation is such a rough thing to go through,» she confessed to the publication. «The key is to not let it close you down. You have to stay bold, and it can be hard because you’re like, ’If I stay safe, if I hug the middle, if I don’t draw too much attention to myself, it won’t hurt,’» she said.

«But if you want to do that, don’t be an actor. You’re a tightrope walker. You’re a daredevil», she continued. «You’re asking people to invest their time and their money and their attention and their care into you. So you have to give them something worth all of those things. And if it’s not costing you anything, what are you really offering?»

We are delighted that Anne Hathaway has not ended her acting career prematurely, unlike Bridget Fonda, who deliberately quit filmmaking.

Preview photo credit John Shearer/Invision/AP/East News, Modern Love / Storied Media Group and co-producers


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